05 April 2011

I've been doing a lot of slow cooker meals lately. This is a Taste of Home recipe that I tried last night.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Saucy Chicken

6 chicken breast cutlets
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup flour
⅔ cup water
⅓ cup white vinegar
½ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dijon mustard
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp salt
Hot cooked rice, egg noodles, or orzo, optional

Place chicken in slow cooker. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and flour. Stir in the water, vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, onion powder, mustard, garlic powder, and salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over chicken.

Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until chicken is tender. Serve with rice, noodles, or orzo if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

This is pretty good. It originally called for ⅓ cup soy sauce, but when I tasted it, I was worried it was going to be too sweet, so I added more to make about ½ cup. I'm glad I did because it turned out perfectly. The only other thing I changed was that the onion powder was supposed to be dried minced onion and I didn't have any of that.

You can easily change the type of chicken you use in this recipe. The original actually called for a whole chicken cut up, but my husband isn't a huge fan of bone-in chicken, so I used boneless breasts instead. If you are using bone-in chicken, I would add 2 hours or so to the cooking time.

I served it over orzo with roasted vegetables.

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