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Saucy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Saucy Sweet and Sour Chicken

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  • Makes: 4 to 6 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 6 hrs to 7 hrs

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Frozen lemonade provides the sour component for this Asian slow cooker main dish recipe. Serve with white rice to complete the meal.


  • 2 1/2-3 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks), skinned
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 of a 12-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice or fried rice


  1. Place chicken pieces in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt. In a medium bowl, combine lemonade concentrate, brown sugar, ketchup, and vinegar. Pour over chicken in cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3-1/2 hours. Transfer chicken to a serving platter; cover and keep warm.
  3. For sauce, pour cooking liquid into a medium saucepan. Skim off fat. Combine cornstarch and the cold water; stir into liquid in saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Spoon sauce over chicken. Serve with hot cooked rice. Makes 4 to 6 servings.


  • For Easy Cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, remove food from your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

(Saucy Sweet and Sour Chicken)

Servings Per Recipe 4, sat. fat (g) 3, Niacin (mg) 15, chol. (mg) 115, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 77, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 3, sugar (g) 32, sodium (mg) 381, fiber (g) 1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, calcium (mg) 50, cal. (kcal) 480, Potassium (mg) 449, vit. C (mg) 9, pro. (g) 40, carb. (g) 57, vit. A (IU) 97, iron (mg) 3, Fat, total (g) 9, Thiamin (mg) 0

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