Thursday, October 1, 2015

Saucy Sweet & Sour Chicken

Everything that goes into making this slow-cooked sweet-and-sour chicken, with its velvety glaze, can easily be cheaply purchased. Use generic brown sugar, ketchup and (ready for this?) — frozen lemonade concentrate. Yep, that’s the not-so-secret “sour” ingredient here.

Button this up in the morning and come home to a better-than-takeout sweet-and-sour dinner. Do be careful eating this. When cooking chicken in a slow cooker it does tend to fall off of the bones. But when you want a tender, delicious meal for not much cash, try this!

2-1/2 to 3 lb. meaty chicken pieces (Used here were “quarters”)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ of a 12-oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. cold water
Serve with Hot cooked quinoa!


In case you haven't noticed the price of chicken has gone through the roof! However you can still find bargains if you are willing to do just a tiny bit of work! For example: slave found a package of 5 boneless skinless thighs for $9.06! But also in the same case was this package of leg quarters. The whole package of 3 lbs cost $3.04.
Cutting the drumstick from the thigh is so simple, the chicken shows your where to cut! There is a thin line of fat. Just run the knife across that. Bend the joint open, then cut from the backside as you hold the thigh.

So you have to wash your hands, but you have enough chicken for a good meal at a third of the cost!

Place chicken pieces in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt. In a medium bowl, combine lemonade concentrate, brown sugar, ketchup, and vinegar. Pour over chicken in cooker.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Transfer chicken to a serving platter; cover and keep warm.

With about 40 minutes to go until time for chicken to be ready, start the quinoa. 1 cup to 2 cups chicken broth. Bring to a boil then simmer for 20 minutes.

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 Quinoa and a simple side of green beans – no sauce.

Remember you can use quinoa just about anywhere you use rice. It is so much better for you.

Does anyone even remember what a Nash Rambler was?

Just having fun serving my wonderful Master Indy!

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon

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