Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken

I love FALL!!!  I love that it cools off at night is and a tid-bit chilly in the morning when we get up.  The days are getting shorter and after a looonnnnggg hot summer on the farm we are all ready for some sleep and I am personally glad that the I will not be drenching my undergarments twice a day from extreme heat.  Corn harvest {which is my absolute favorite harvest} is just around the corner which means I will soon be preparing field meals again.

I have broke out the old crock pot a couple times this week.  Just to give you a visual of my poor old crock pot.....the hubs melted the handle on the stove several years ago so turning it on requires special talent.  I cook a lot in it and it has seen better days, but hey it keeps tickin'!!!  I love that I can throw something together before I walk out the door and then come home and dinner/supper is done when I get home.

Okay, can anyone help me out with this???  The hubs and I disagree on what time DINNER is!!!  I say breakfast, lunch, and supper....and we go out for dinner.  My hubs says breakfast, dinner, and supper.  This caused great misunderstandings in our first few years of marriage.  He would invite someone over for "dinner" and they would show up for "lunch".  So what is the noon meal called....lunch or dinner????  Please help, our next noon meal may depend on it!!!!!!!!!!!!

For SUPPER we had Crock Pot Sweet n Sour chicken.  This is so simple to make.

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup water
2 tbsp chili sauce
1/2 cup honey bbq sauce
1 onion, diced
1 small can of pineapple chunks

Place water and chicken in the crock pot.  Place onions over the chicken.  Drain pineapple juice in a bowl and add chili sauce and bbq sauce.  Mix.  Add pineapple chunks over the chicken and then pour sauce mixture over the top.  Cook on low setting for 6 hours.  Serve over rice.



  1. That's funny. Several of us just had this conversation last Sunday during LUNCH. We all decided...Dinner is just a name that 'older' folks call lunch. Once my generation (I'm almost 50)came along we started calling it lunch. To us...going out for Dinner..is going out for the Supper meal...like dinner and a movie. But it's Supper when you eat it at home. In our house, we have Breakfast, Lunch and Supper.

  2. Oh yea...can't wait to try this recipe! It looks good! I love my Crock Pot too!

  3. I agree with TIna. I think "old-timers" say "dinner" when to us it may mean "lunch". I try to avoid the confusion and just use breakfast, lunch and supper!

    I've always wanted to try a recipe like this!

    Jodi ~ do you have a Beef Au Jus slow cooker recipe? It is so easy and so yummy!

  4. this looks super duper! A nice change from the usual crock pot recipes I use which are mainly red meat.

  5. As I was informed by my mother many years ago, "dinner" is your main meal for the day. For previous generations, that would have been a heavy breakfast after early morning chores, the main noon-time meal, then a lighter "supper" as the evening meal. Thus, "dinner" at lunch time. As people began working away from home more frequently, they took a lighter "lunch" with them and then returned home for "dinner" in the evening.

    I think of "dinner" as the meal where you set the table, everyone sits down together, and you ask someone to "Please pass the potatoes." The other meals are sandwiches, leftovers, or everyone just grabs something, which is usually "lunch," but is sometimes "supper."

    Also, I think I'll actually try this crock-pot meal. So many times it says to brown the meat or something before putting it in the crock-pot. If I'm going to do that, I might as well just finish cooking it myself! To me, the point is to just dump a bunch of stuff in there and let the crock-pot do the cooking.


  6. Wow, this sounds fabulous. I am just salivating while I look at it! Your fried zucchini sounds great too. I have to make that. I don't know why I haven't ever made it at home.

  7. Nancy C. I do not have the Beef Au Jus slow cooker recipe....do share!!!!!!!!!

    Tina, my hubs is 37, but by the way he talks you would think he was 87...he talks about stuff that happened YEARS before he was born and refers to it as "just the other day". I guess I will have to be on my toes when he invites anyone over for "dinner".

  8. Just made this--excellent! Next time I will leave out the 1 cup of water since I felt like the sauce could have been thicker. Thanks!


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