Thursday, August 26, 2010

From Qweenie's Kitchen: Sweet-n-Sour Chicken

Yay! Crock Pot meals!
Sweet-n-Sour Chicken

Crock Pot version
Serving Size: 5
Cuisine: Chinese
Main Ingredient: Chicken

-= Ingredients =-
1 1/4 pounds Chicken breasts, boneless skinless ; sliced
1 tbs Vegetable oil
to taste Salt & pepper
1 can (8 oz) Pineapple chunks
1 can (8 oz) Water chestnuts ; sliced
2 medium Carrots ; sliced
2 tbs Soy sauce
4 teaspoons Cornstarch
1 cup Sweet and Sour sauce
1/4 cup Water
1 1/2 teaspoons Ground ginger
3 Green onion ; cut into 1 inch pieces
1 1/2 cups Snow peas
Hot cooked rice

-= Instructions =-
In a large skillet, saute chicken in oil for 4-5 minutes; drain.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. In a 5 qt. slow cooker. combine the chicken, water chestnuts, carrots, soy sauce and pineapple juice. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours or until chicken juices run clear.

In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, sweet and sour sauce, water and ginger until smooth. Stir into slow cooker.

Add onions and reserved pineapple; cover and cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened. Add peas; cook 5 minutes longer.

Serve over rice.
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