So the other day I was off out for the day and I thought I’d put a meal in the slow cooker. I had chicken, a couple of carrots and a green pepper in the fridge but little else; so what to do?
Sweet and Sour came to mind but, no pineapple; a casserole but no veg.
I did however have a tin of peaches (they are fruit, just like pineapple); and so I give you a rather yummy, delightful and very, very simple recipe for peachy sweet and sour chicken. You could of course use pineapple in place of the peaches and peach juice.
If you do not have a slow cooker then this recipe would easily cook in the oven for about an hour on 180 or gas 4.
Peachy Sweet and Sour Chicken
A Chinese spice flavoured sweet and sour chicken meal
- 2 Chicken Breasts Cut into 2 cm pieces
- 1 tin Chopped tomatoes
- 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Tomato Puree
- 2 Peach halves from a tin of peaches
- 2 Tbsp Peach syrup from tin
- 1 Tsp Chinese Five Spice
- 1 or 2 Green Pepper Sliced
- 2 medium Carrots Pealed and sliced
Turn on slow cooker, or oven if oven cooking (180 C or Gas 4)
Place all your ingredients in your pot and stir thoroughly.
If slow cooking, then cook for at least 4 hours on low. In the oven cook for an hour.
Serve with noodles or rice or whatever takes your fancy.
Nutrients calculated using Myfitnesspal.com
Cals 265, Fat 4.5g, Carbs 16.4g (14 net), Protein 37g