Once a week I try and plan a crock pot meal to make life easier. I normally plan this for Wednesday’s because that is our play day with a friend that stops in to play in the morning hours. Here is a family favorite I have been preparing for many years.
Sweet and Sour Chicken
1 pound baby carrots
1 medium sweet pepper-cut into chunks
1 small head of broccoli-cut into bite size piece
1 medium onion-cut into chunks
3 boneless chicken breasts cut into chunks
1 (20 oz) can of pineapple chunks
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 TBSP soy sauce
2 tsp. chicken bouillon granules
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
3 TBSP. cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
Hot cooked rice to serve it on
In your crock pot layer your carrots, peppers and onions. Place your chicken chunks on top of your veggies. Drain your pineapple. (RESERVE THE JUICE) Place the pineapple chunks over the chicken.
Now, to the pineapple juice your kept add the soy sauce, garlic powder, ground ginger, brown sugar and the bouillon. Mix this together well and pour it over all the layers in the crock pot. Cover and cook 8 hours on low.
Before serving mix together the cornstarch and water until all the clumps are smooth and mix this into the crock pot. Stir until it thickens.
Serve over rice or any other grain your prefer.