Chicken, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Sweet Heat Pineapple Chicken (Slow Cooker)

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This is one of my favorite recipes. I think the red pepper flakes make it. It has a very sweet heat flavor. I have made it without the pepper flakes and the recipe felt lacking. I would post where I got the recipe, but in all honesty I took several recipes and revamped them. None of the recipes I found were exactly what I was looking for.

This is a great recipe full of flavor and easy to make. I think it is better than most take out versions on similar recipes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 20 oz can pineapple chunks (drain but reserve juice)
  • 1-1/2 pounds raw boneless chicken chunks (your choice of chicken)
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 1 Onion cut in 1-inch chunks
  • White rice (optional)

Sauce:

  • Reserved pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Thickening:
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (More of less)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place chicken in a lined slow cooker (for easy clean up)
  2. Mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl and pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours or high 2-3 hours
  3. Add the pineapple chunks and the bell peppers and cook an additional 2 hours on low, 1 hour on high
  4. To thicken the sauce mix cornstarch in 4 tbsp of water the stir in slow cooker
  5. Cook an additional 10 minutes on high until thicken
  6. Serve over white rice

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