January 24, 2012

Special call out to Lawrence LeVine who introduced me to! Since I’ve been on a crock pot binge, I scanned every single (yes really, EVERY) recipe that was posted on that website. I found this one which was insanely easy, Gabby friendly and low fat.

Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken
Recipe type: Main
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  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped into ¼ inch pieces
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 & ½ cup sweet & sour sauce - I didn't measure just made sure everything was covered
  • 1 - 20 oz. can pineapple chunks in juice
  • 1 - red pepper, seeded & chopped
  • 1 - green pepper, seeded & chopped
  • 1 - small onion, peeled & sliced
  • Sesame seeds (for garnish) - I skipped for Gabby's behalf
  • Rice (for serving)
  1. Put carrots in bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Place chicken in a single layer directly on top of carrots
  3. Pour chicken broth in crock pot so that chicken is just covered, sprinkle with red pepper.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.
  5. Remove chicken & carrots from crock pot and discard chicken broth.
  6. Return chicken to crock pot and pour in the sweet & sour sauce.
  7. Top with the drained pineapple, onions and peppers.
  8. Cover and cook on HIGH for 45 minutes.
  9. Serve over rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Good news, the adults that ate it LOVED it! Bad news, the kids wanted nothing to do with it. I refuse to accept that they couldn’t enjoy this sweet meal so I will be making every effort to get them to eat it again. Anyway, you should most definitely try this, as well as check out

2 thoughts on “Um…YUM!

  1. That looks really good! I am going to have to check that website out. Crock pot recipes are perfect for winter! I am glad that I found your blog through MBC!

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