A few weeks ago I was chatting with my sister-in-law about how difficult it is to get dinner ready on the days when The Goose has after school activities. On those day, I usually need to make dinner using the slow cooker – which I dread, because I am not a huge fan of crockpot cooking (mostly because I don’t have a lot of slow cooker recipes in my arsenal). She told me about her recipe for slow cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken, and she swore that all her kids loved this recipe. Best of all, she promised that it would take less than five minutes to throw together.
I was intrigued, and decided to try it for myself. In the morning, I threw everything in the crockpot, turned it on low, and went about my day. When we got home from swim class I threw some rice on the stove, and by the time everyone was settled in and ready to eat, dinner was ready. Best of all – everyone loved it. Even The Goose (who is boycotting chicken these days because it takes too long to chew) had a second helping.
Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch chunks
1/2 cup ketchup
2 cans pineapple (crushed works best, but chunks will work, too)
Are you ready for this – throw everything in the slow cooker, give it a stir, and cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve over steamed rice or vegetables and watch in amazement as your kids eat without complaining.