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Slow Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Recipe
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Slow Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Recipe

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Dorothy Hess of Hartwell, Georgia uses her slow-cooker to fix this stir-fry like supper. Adding the onions, pineapple and snow peas later in the process keeps them from becoming over-cooked.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup sweet-and-sour sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen snow peas
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute chicken in oil for 4-5 minutes; drain. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the chicken, water chestnuts, carrots, soy sauce and pineapple juice. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours or until chicken juices run clear.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, sweet-and-sour sauce, water and ginger until smooth. Stir into the slow cooker. Add onions and reserved pineapple; cover and cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened. Add peas; cook 5 minutes longer. Serve with rice. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Sweet-and-Sour Chicken in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p50

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

Wonderful flavors. Easy to make. The Taste of Home-casseroles, slow cooker & soups cookbook has a recipe for sweet and sour sauce if you prefer making your own (page 40). Five stars. Thank you Dorothy for sharing with us.

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

I was very disappointed in this recipe. I didn't feel it tasted very Asian. I didn't care for the taste of the bottled sweet n sour even before I put it in, but it wasn't that good before I put the sauce in either. The snowpeas definitely needed to cook longer. The flavors just didn't seem to blend well together, I will not make this again.

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

Very good recipe. Next time I will be in the snow peas at the some time as the onions and pineapples. Five minutes was not long enough for them to cook.

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

I simply love this recipe. It is very easy to put together and served over rice it tastes so good. It has become a family favorite. I highly recommend this recipe--it is definitely worth trying!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2009
Very nice recipe. I never have sweet n sour sauce on hand and it's expensive so I would prefer if the recipe made it's own sauce out of everyday ingredients( vinegar, brown sugar, etc.)
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