Saucy Sweet and Sour Chicken


2 1/2 - 3 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks), skinned

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2-12 ounce can (about 3/4 cup) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed

3 tablespoons brown sugar

3 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon vinegar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons cold water

Hot cooked rice or fried rice


Place chicken pieces in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt. In a medium bowl, combine lemonade concentrate, brown sugar, ketchup, and vinegar. Pour over chicken in cooker.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3-1/2 hours. Transfer chicken to a serving platter; cover and keep warm.

For sauce, pour cooking liquid into a medium saucepan. Skim off fat. Combine cornstarch and the cold water; stir into liquid in saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Spoon sauce over chicken. Serve with hot cooked rice.

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