July 10, 2010

Slow-Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken

prep time 10 min
total time 8 hr 10 min
makes 6 servings       

  1 medium Onion, sliced
1 medium  Carrot, peeled, sliced
1 medium Celery stalk, sliced
6   boneless skinless chicken thighs (1-1/2 lb.), cut into bite-size pieces
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup  KRAFT CATALINA Dressing
1/4 cup Soy sauce
1 tsp.  grated gingerroot
1 can (8 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained, liquid reserved
1 Tbsp.  Cornstarch
1 medium Green pepper, sliced
1 medium  Red pepper, sliced
4-1/2 cups hot cooked rice

Make It

PLACE onions, carrots and celery in slow cooker; top with chicken.
ADD combined brown sugar, dressing, soy sauce and ginger. Cover with lid.
COOK on LOW for 7 to 8 hours (or on HIGH for 3-1/2 to 4 hours). During last 30 min. of cooking time, increase to HIGH. Stir cornstarch into reserved pineapple liquid; add to slow cooker along with the pineapple and peppers. Cook 30 min. or until peppers are crisp-tender and sauce is thickened. Serve over the rice.    

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