Why another cooking blog?

I decided to create this blog as a way for family and friends to see what I'm cooking and to share interesting food related tidbits I come across.
I'm frequently asked for recipes so I thought this would be a good place to start collecting the old, new, and funky recipes that I have.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sweet 'N Sour Chicken and Rice

I recently rediscovered my Mom's Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly cookbook
I love using a crockpot, it's so handy; throw the food in turn, it on and in 6-8 hours you have a meal! Not to mention it keeps me from having to turn on the stove or oven which is a definite bonus in the summer.

Sweet 'N Sour Chicken and Rice
Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly
serves 6

1 lb baby carrots
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
20 oz can unsweetened pineapple chunks
1/3 C brown sugar
1 T low sodium soy sauce
2t chicken bouillon
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground ginger
1/4 t garlic powder
3 T cornstarch
1/4 C water
3 C cooked long grain rice
In a 5 quart crockpot layer carrots and onion in slow cooker. Top with chicken.
Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Place pineapple chunks over chicken.
Mix together pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, chicken bouillon, salt, ginger, and garlic. Pour over top.
Cook on low 6-7 hours.
Combine cornstarch and water. Gradually stir into slow cooker. Cook for 30 minutes longer or until sauce is thickened.
My notes:
This was everyone approved. I didn't use 6 chicken breasts as the ones I had on hand were huge. I also used fresh pineapple instead of canned. I used 14oz diced pineapple and then 4oz of orange juice. I also added crushed red pepper flakes.

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