Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Slow Cooking Thursday

The lovely Sandra is back from her vacation and is hosting Slow Cooking Thursday again. I've got a good chicken recipe for you today.

Saucy Sweet and Sour Chicken
2 1/2 to 3 pounds chicken pieces (thighs and drumsticks), skinned
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
hot, cooked rice

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

For more slow cooker recipes, visit Sandra at Diary of a SAHM.

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Kathy said...

Sounding so very good, Mari!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I always find great recipes here. The lempnade concerntrate was a surprise, but I bet so fresh!

Demara said...

Oh you know?!?! I had this before when I was a kid and just adored it. I usually skip right by these posts because I don't cook, but now this dish I would love to eat again. Perhaps I will surprise my husband and make it for us some day. we do have a crock pot I just haven't used it for a few years:P perhaps I'll pull it out again!

Pat said...

I would love this, but hubby doesnt do this flavor. I may make it any way!

Brooke said...

i've got some legs and thighs in the freezer so i'll have to try this :)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Good Morning Mari!

I enjoyed catching up on your little corner of the world this morning :) Your recipe looks wonderful as usual, I love orange chicken, I wonder if you recipe would be good with orange juice instead of lemonade :)

I had fun with circle the cat but now I must get ready for work.

Have a wonderful day!
Kathi :)

jenniferw said...

My only regret is that it is officially too late to make this for dinner today! But I'll do something about that before the weekend. This sounds incredible and I know my family will love it as they totally dig that whole sweet/sour/chicken thing. Thanks, Mari luv! ~:-)

Jen said...

This sounds delish! Thank you for sharing. Have a great week.

Sandra said...

Ohhhh Mari, this sounds so good, I love chicken in the crockpot.

Heart2Heart said...

Yummmy! This sounds so good because my family loves Oriental cooking. I can see it served with steamed veggies over white jasmine rice!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Michele said...

All I can say is YUMMY! TFS!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Looks good! I bookmarked it to try later.

Anonymous said...

This sounds really good! Have a wonderful week,