I really need to utilize my slow cooker more often. It really is the best invention ever. I had mine in a box forever before I finally got the courage to use it. I was terrified it would burn my house down. After several of my coworkers at the time reassured me I was insane and that they are completely safe, I decide to try it out. Boy am I glad that I did. Its so easy. Its nice when its dinner time and your hungry and dinner is done already! Woohoo! Most of the recipes I make in the slow cooker, make a lot, and keep well for left overs. So I have dinner for two nights, which makes life easy.
I decided to try to tackle sweet and sour chicken in the slow cooker. The recipe I came up with was nice, a little bit on the sweet side, but good. I might add more vinegar next time? Or maybe a little bit of spice and dial it down on the sugar. But this is a good solid recipe and full of vegetables and fruit, serve it over some brown rice and you have a nice well rounded, healthy meal.
Here are your ingredients:
- 4 – 5 oz chicken breast cut into cubes
- 1 red and 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 large yellow onion sliced
- 1 cup chopped carrots (I used baby carrots cut in half)
- 1 – 20 oz can pineapple chunks in juice
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp chicken bouillon granules
- 1/4 white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 TBS cornstarch
- Salt and pepper
First slice your carrots and layer them on the bottom of the slow cooker
Next, dice your onions and layer them on top of the carrots
Then your peppers, and place them in the slow cooker
Dice up your chicken into bite size pieces, season them with salt and pepper and add them to the pot
In the bowl with the pineapple juice, add your spices, soy sauce, bouillon cube, sugar and vinegar. Whisk it all up, nice nice
Pour this mixture over everything in the slow cooker
And Set and it and Forget it! Wait… thats for the something else. Oh well. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 6 hours. At the end of the cooking time, mix the cornstarch and 1/4 cup water and add it to the slow cooker. Let it cook for 30 minutes. 30 Minutes is about the time to cook rice, so if you are having rice on the side start that right after you add the cornstarch.
Hope you enjoy!!!
Makes 6 servings, about 1 cup per serving
5 WW Points+ per serving (calculated through WW online recipe builder)
CALORIES 226; FAT 3.5g; SAT. FAT 0.9g; CHOLEST. 54.2g; CARB. 30.6; FIBER 2.7g; SUGAR 22; PROTEIN 19.3g
(Calculated through loseit.com, some data may not be accurate)