Slow-Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

Slow-Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

Delight family members by serving them sweet and sour chicken packed with vegetables with addition of pineapple chunks – a hearty slow-cooked dinner.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

9:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

1
can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice
1
cup baby-cut carrots, cut in half
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot
2
pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2
cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4
cup cornstarch
1/4
cup water
Hot cooked rice or chow mein noodles, if desired
  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Place pineapple chunks in small bowl; cover and refrigerate.
  2. Place carrots, onion, garlic and gingerroot in 4 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker. Top with chicken. Mix soy sauce, brown sugar and reserved pineapple juice; pour over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until juice of chicken is no longer pink.
  4. During last 30 minutes, add pineapple and bell peppers. Increase to high heat setting. Mix cornstarch and water; stir into chicken mixture during last 10 minutes of cooking. Serve with rice.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
If you don't have fresh gingerroot on hand, use 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger instead.
Success Hint
If you're taking this favorite to a potluck or gathering, chow mein noodles. They add a nice crunch, and there's no need to worry about keeping them hot-simply serve from the bag.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 870mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
  • Protein 26g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 4 Vegetable;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.