Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Slow Cookin' Sweet and Sour Chicken

After making BBQ last week, I was reminded of my love for the crock pot. Not only does the handy little slow cooker make for easy clean up, but the crock pot chicken literally falls apart when you shred it with a fork - yum, yum, yum! Tonight, I made sweet and sour chicken and served it over Jasmine rice. I highly recommend Uncle Ben's Ready Rice. It cooks for 90 seconds in the microwave and comes out perfectly every time. Enjoy! -Allison Y.

Sweet and Sour Chicken
Adapted from Group Recipes

1.5 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 Tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 Tablespoons water

Mix brown sugar, water, vinegar, ketchup & soy sauce together in a bowl. Place chicken pieces in slow cooker. Pour sauce over chicken. Cook on low setting for 4 - 5 hours. Combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water to form a paste. Add mixture to slow cooker and stir. Cook on high for an additional 30 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Serve over rice.

Note: I prefer the chicken shredded. I used two forks to shred the meat before serving. If you like chunkier pieces, remove this step.

1 comment:

  1. Uncle Ben's microwavable pouches are a lifesaver!