This recipe, from Six Sister’s Stuff, has been sitting in my Menu folder for exactly two months and I have no idea why I put off fixing it for so long. I can say with certainty that it will definitely be made again. The kids ate every last bite without complaint, that guy I married loved it (though he’s very easy to please when it comes to sweet and sour chicken) and I ate more than I should have, all resulting in some seriously full bellies! After I modified the recipe a little, it was super easy to prepare and came out a healthier version.
I served this with brown rice and since I knew my schedule around dinner time was going to be spent driving the kids to various activities, I prepped part of this dish earlier in the afternoon; I chopped all the veggies, opened the can of water chestnuts and combined them all in a gallon sized bag. I also cooked the rice and stored it in the fridge, so I could pull it out when ready to serve (I popped it in the microwave for one minute, just long enough to take the chill off.)
- 10-12 frozen chicken tenderloins
- 6 oz., frozen lemonade concentrate (100% juice if you can find it)
- 5 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 Tablespoons ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- Sesame seeds (optional)
- 3 cups vegetables, chopped (water chestnuts, half a red and yellow pepper, small head of broccoli, snow peas)
- Place tenderloins in the bottom of your slow cooker.
- Combine lemonade, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, corn starch and water in a bowl; mix well and pour over chicken.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
- Remove cooked chicken from the slow cooker and set aside.
- Toss chopped vegetables in large sauté pan and pour 1/4 cup sauce from the crock pot over vegetables. Cook on high until veggies are tender – about 10 minutes.
- Mix flour into the sauce that’s left in the crock pot, whisking until combined, on low heat.
- Pour sauce over rice, chicken and vegetable. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve.