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Savory Lemonade Chicken

"I don't know where this recipe originally came from, but my mother used to prepare it for our family when I was little, and now I love to make it," says Jenny Cook from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. A sweet and tangy sauce nicely coats chicken that's ready to serve in just a few hours.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  • Place chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the lemonade concentrate, ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 2-1/2 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • Remove chicken and keep warm. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into cooking juices. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to the slow cooker; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 208 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit.

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  • lmmanda
    Jul 19, 2014

    We thought this chicken was really good. My kids loved the sauce.

  • SmoothMom
    Dec 12, 2012

    Tangy bitter almost sour from lemonade... not a fan and ordering pizza as we speak >:(

  • lurky27
    Feb 14, 2012

    This is sooo good! I cooked it just as the recipe indicated and the chicken was perfect. Definitely a keeper!~ Theresa

  • marciedarcie
    Jan 22, 2012

    I made this in my 5.5 quart crockpot and set it at high (it states 4 hrs on my crockpot high setting) It only took about 2 or 2.5 hrs. My OTHER 4qt crock only has hi, med and warm and for it I set it on high for the same time. It is good and tastes like sweet and sour chicken. Adults liked it and kids did not.

  • faricaj
    Oct 16, 2011

    I love this recipe-it is so quick and easy and the chicken is so moist. It is made very often at my house!

  • katlaydee3
    Jul 18, 2011

    I really liked this chicken. I ended up cooking it for about 4 1/2 or 5 hours. I agreed with the other comments that 2 1/2 hours just didn't seem like long enough. I served it over rice with steamed broccoli on the side.

  • daisey5
    Jan 31, 2010

    No comment left

  • jennifer.svensson
    Aug 3, 2009

    Made this receipe Lemonade Chicken.. it was wonderful andvery moist. it cooked for 41/2 hours... i would make it again .... Jennifer.Svensson

  • jnz00
    Jun 1, 2009

    I have not made this recipe, but I have a slow cooker and it typically cooks chicken through in a couple of hours. However, if using a crockpot, it takes much longer.

  • NightingaleJen
    May 12, 2009

    I too am a little baffled by the low cooking time. Is this correct?