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    Sweet and Sour Skillet Chicken

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    2 hrs 20 mins

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    2 hrs

    Laudee's Note:

    This recipe was given to me many years ago by a family friend. I have no idea where she got it.It's very simple to fix; not much fuss. The ingredients for the sauce gave me cause for pause when I first read them, but this is a delicious tasting dish. You're in for a plesant surprise.

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    1. 1
      Place onion slices in electric skillet in a single layer.
    2. 2
      Arrange chicken pieces on top of onion slices.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
    4. 4
      Mix remaining ingredients and pour over chicken.
    5. 5
      Set control at medium.
    6. 6
      Cook, covered for 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Reduce heat to low simmer setting and cook covered at least 2 hours.
    8. 8
      Turn chicken pieces periodically, and baste with sauce.
    9. 9
      Add a little amount of water at a time if sauce becomes too thick.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 14, 2003


      This was a real winner in my house!! I used 7 skinless chicken legs quarters and there were no leftovers!! (Our exchange student polished off 3 in one sitiing!!) I was curious about the ingredients in the sauce, but they blended together nicely to make a very tasty sauce. I actually made these in the oven in a covered casserole dish with great results. I think that this would work very well in a crock pot too! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I am glad I picked you as "my chef"!

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    • on November 07, 2013


      Very nice dish. I used chicken breasts, so I reduced the cooking time to 1 1/2 hrs. I think I'll try it with bone in skinless thighs next time only because I believe they have much more flavor. :)<br/>Update: I have used this recipe with boneless/skinless chicken thighs and they are equally delicious.

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    • on September 08, 2010


      This is a great recipe! I used chicken breasts and they were so tender (and fully cooked after an hour). I also added pineapple and red bell pepper and substituted pineapple juice for some of the maple syrup. The sauce was a little more sour than sweet. I might add a little brown sugar next time.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sweet and Sour Skillet Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (251 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 387.1
    Calories from Fat 21
    Total Fat 2.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 34.4 mg
    Sodium 1711.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 76.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.6 g
    Sugars 58.7 g
    Protein 13.5 g

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