Slow-Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken

slowcookersweetsourchickenHave dinner ready and waiting when you get home tonight. This slow-cooker version of a take-out favorite has everything you love (except the little white boxes).

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Catalina Dressing
  • 1/4 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. grated gingerroot
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 can (8 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 each green and red pepper, cut into strips
  • 3 cups hot cooked long-grain white rice

Directions:

  1. Place onions, carrots and celery in slow cooker; top with chicken.
  2. Mix sugar, dressing, soy sauce and ginger; pour over chicken. Cover with lid.
  3. Cook on LOW 4 to 5 hours, increasing heat to HIGH for the last 30 min.
  4. Stir cornstarch into reserved pineapple liquid. Add to slow cooker with pineapple and peppers; stir. Cook, covered, 30 min. or until sauce is thickened. Serve over rice.
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