Easy Saucy Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 1:30 h
  • Ready In : 1:45 h

Here is one dish that can be added to your menu repertoire. This easy saucy sweet and sour chicken recipe is based on lemonade as its sour component. This is a favorite Asian slow cook main dish.


  • 2 1/2-3 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks), skinned
  • Hot cooked rice or fried rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 of a 12-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


Step 1

Place the chicken in a slow cooker. Sprinkle meat on the meat.

Step 2

Mix lemonade concentrate, brown sugar, ketchup, and vinegar. Pour over chicken in slow cooker.

Step 3

Cover and set the slow cooker to low heat for 6-7 hours or high heat 3-4 hours. When done transfer chicken to serving platter.

Step 4

HOW TO MAKE THE SAUCE: Pour cooking liquid into a medium saucepan. Take out the fat.

Step 5

Mix cornstarch and the cold water; stir into liquid in saucepan. Stir while cooking over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.

Step 6

Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Pour sauce over chicken meat.

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