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With just the right sweet-to-tangy ratio, this easy sweet and sour chicken is prepared in a slow cooker and served over rice. As simple as this pantry-friendly meal is to make, it’s even tastier to eat.MORE+LESS-
lb skinless chicken breasts, cubed
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, water, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, and sliced onion.
In a separate small bowl, mix cornstarch with just enough water to form a paste. Add it to the sauce mixture and mix well.
Place cubed chicken in the slow cooker and pour sauce mixture over chicken. Cook in the slow cooker on low for 3-4 hours or until done.
- We like this dish served over white rice, but it would also top well on other cooked grains like brown rice or quinoa.
- To add a little color and texture to this dish, garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- 1 1/2g
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
- Unlike its fried takeout counterpart, this sweet and sour chicken is healthier because it’s not fried. Plus, since it’s made in the slow cooker, your house will stay cool and your hands free. After cooking in the sweet and sour sauce all day, the chicken turns a beautiful caramel color. Every ingredient plays a small role in creating the distinct flavor of this dish, from the brown sugar to the vinegar to the soy sauce.