Friday, November 4, 2016

Amazing and Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

I am a stay at home mom and we homeschool, because of that, I think it should be incredibly easy to get a healthy, homemade, amazing meal on the table each night.  For some reason, it is not easy.  While I do tend to make most of my meals from scratch, I realized that having to start dinner at 3pm in order to eat by 6pm was not working.


There are so many amazing and easy crock pot recipes out there.  There are entire blogs dedicated to freezer cooking, and all of the wonderful dishes that they can have for dinner by making them ahead of time.  Unfortunately, I can’t seem to make those freezer meals work for me.  Either I don’t typically buy the ingredients, or I don’t have a Saturday to dedicate to making freezer meals.


I love to make chicken in the crock pot though – most specifically chicken tacos.  However, my kids were getting kind of sick of it (how can you be sick of tacos?!), but they still wanted chicken.  I can only bake a chicken so many ways, so I thought I would try for a sweet and sour chicken recipe with rice.


This is an incredibly easy recipe, so easy I don’t think it even qualifies as a recipe.

Easy Sweet & Sour Chicken and Rice

2-3 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast (you can also use thighs)
1 12oz bottle of Heinz chili sauce
1 20oz can of Dole pineapple chunks

Put the chicken in the crock pot, add salt/pepper/garlic powder to your liking.  Add chili sauce and pineapple chunks (I drain most of the liquid).  Set your crock pot to low for 8 hours, shred chicken with two forks.  Cook some brown rice and serve over the rice.


This is a knockoff of another recipe I make around Christmas time – sweet and sour kielbasa.  Instead of the pineapple I usually use a jar of grape jelly.


For this particular day I also added a bag of frozen peppers and onions.  I always like to have these on hand because they are perfect to throw in the crock pot with chili or chicken to add something extra.  I think if you steamed some snow peas and broccoli and added it to the dish, it would be delicious!


What are some easy  meals that you make during the week?

19 comments:

  1. WOW just two ingredients that's kinda insanely easy! I'm usually a pita pizza night when I don't feel like cooking and everyone makes their own, but there's no kids in my household and I don't have a slowcooker!! One day

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  2. This looks so easy! I love easy and delicious recipes, and sweet and sour chicken is one of my favorite meals. I will try this soon!

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  3. Only two ingredients that is so easy this is totally going on my must make list! Thanks for sharing

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  4. I never had sweet and sour chicken, but this looks so easy and fast to prepare!

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  5. Wow! This one is looks good, it would be perfect this coming weekend.

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  6. Oh my, this looks yummy and I love that there are only three ingredients. I want to make this for dinner tonight.

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  7. I love chicken recipe...especially easy ones! That is about all my picky family will eat! I will definitely have to try this out on them.

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  8. This looks so tasty! I love how simple it is. I could always do this on a busy weeknight when we're on the go!

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  9. Yum! I love the addition of the citrus to give it that sweet flavor. I love something like this during the weekdays.

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  10. One, this looks super easy. Two, this looks absolutely delicious! Added to my quick dinner list.

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  11. I am SO excited to test out this meal! I love the ingredients and how EASY it looks to prepare!

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  12. This looks so good! I wanna try this one on the family!

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  13. This looks delicious. I didn't even know pineapples are included in the recipe until now.

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  14. Yum, yum, yum. I had no idea chili sauce and pineapple makes sweet and sour sauce. I would love to try this

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  15. This looks really tasty! I love sweet and sour sauce on chicken and it's definitely perfect with some rice. What a lovely meal!

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  16. I have been looking for a sweet and sour chicken recipe to make this week for dinner and this one looks perfect. I will need to pin it for later!

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  17. This looks so easy to make and so yummy! I always love finding easy crockpot recipes. I'll try it out!

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  18. This looks really easy and good! I have a new baby so I love using my crockpot to get dinner together quickly!

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