Friday, May 10, 2013

Sweet & Sour Crock Pot Chicken

This is one of those easy to prepare dinners that everybody will like and is healthy too. Use any type of chicken, I prefer breast. The original recipe suggest serving it over plain rice, but we like it with Vegetable Fried Rice.

If you prefer more sauce, double up the sauce ingredients. If you like it more "meaty" double up the chicken. Make this recipe gluten free simply by using a gluten free soy sauce or Bragg's Liquid Aminos.

Sweet & Sour Crock Pot Chicken               Serves 4-5
4 -5  chicken breasts, cubed
1 cup apple juice
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp crushed red pepper
2 1/2  tsp minced garlic
1 1/3 cups soy sauce (gluten free if needed)
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 rounded cup of cornstarch
In a large skillet cook chicken for about 7-10 minutes. I cover it for the first few minutes to speed up cooking time. No oil needed.
Mix all other ingredients in crock pot. Add cooked chicken and stir well. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.   Reduce to low for 4-5 hours, or until ready to serve.  Or cook on low for 7-8 hours.
Serve over your choice of rice. The Vegetable Fried Rice really makes it a complete dish though.


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