Friday, January 21, 2011

Sweet n' Sour Chicken

Sweet n' Sour Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 ounces Russian salad dressing
8 ounces Apricot preserves
1 packet onion soup mix
1 (10 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained

Cut chicken into bite size pieces and place in greased slow cooker.  In small bowl, combine dressing, preserves, and onion soup mix.  Pour mixture over chicken.  Cover.  Cook on low 3 hours.  Add pineapple to slow cooker. Cook uncovered 1/2 hour. Serve over rice.  Makes 8 servings.
This recipe is from my cookbook, MY KIND OF COOKING.  

When this was entered in one of our Slow Cooker Recipe Contests,years ago, it was unanimously chosen as the first place winner.  I love Chinese food, so for me it had an edge over the other dishes entered. Typically, the chicken in, Sweet n' Sour Chicken, is deep fried, and then covered in the Sweet n' Sour sauce.  In this version, the chicken is not deep fried, but it is so full of flavor you will not miss it.

We have two new additions to our family!  Manki and Mine, are two foreign exchange students who attend a local high school.  We first met Manki and Mine, when a girl in our youth group, brought them to church.  
Manki (from Hong Kong), my husband Stan, and Mine (from Bangkok).
When Manki and Mine attended the Christmas party at our house, they told us that they were very unhappy at the home they were staying at, and asked if they could move in with us.  On Sunday, they made the move, and now are part of our family.  We are so happy to have these incredible girls staying with us!

Sweet n' Sour Chicken, was the first dinner I cooked for Manki and Mine.   As it was cooking, the girls said it smelled just like a dish they eat at home.  Apparently they liked the meal, because they went back for seconds. 

On February 4th, I will be doing two drawings!  
One from the Followers of my blog, and one from the
Fans of my new Facebook page.
For more details, read my post about the Giveaway.

Winners will receive copies of my cookbook,

Visit my friends blogs!

You will love Bo and his blog,  Bo's Bowl.  Not only does he host great giveaways,  his recipes are incredible!  One visit to his blog and you will see why I faithfully 
follow it.

Also visit my friend Pam's blog, Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner,  for more great recipes!  Once you read her blog, she will be your friend too!


  1. I do something similar with French catalina and its so good will have to try your version sounds awesome!

  2. Linda, how great to have the girls be a part of your family; what an experience for all of you! This dish proves that they will enjoy all of your good cooking. It sounds delicious and I like that the chicken is not deep fried. Another good and easy recipe!

  3. That is so awesome you took the girls in!!!! How fun that will be!! They look so happy! and the recipe sounds yummy!!! I will be trying this one too!!!!!

  4. How cool to help the girls out, our lifegroup leaders are also a host to foreign students. What a nice & easy recipe

  5. My daughter LOVES sweet and sour chicken... so I'll have to make this for her. Thanks for sharing!! Congratulations on the additions to your home and to your family. I'm sure that will be a very rewarding experience for all of you! I hope you join Saturday Swap this week. Have a super weekend!!!

  6. This is my kind of recipe! Looks fantastic.

  7. I love Chinese Food too. However, I can certainly live without all the calories and fat! This sounds amazing. I'll definitely be giving this one a try. Maybe add some bell peppers.

  8. How wonderful you were able to open your home to the girls :-). Your recipe sounds wonderful, Linda. I love the food you feature and I always love to visit here. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  9. Thanks so much for taking time to link to Saturday Swap!

  10. How easy is this?! Very cool to know those ingredients can make a sweet 'n' sour sauce-thanks!

  11. Really sweet of you to welcome the girls into your home. They must have felt right at home especially with your yummy sweet sour chicken! Looks delicious, I would go for seconds too!

  12. This sounds delicious! I have some apricot/habanero jam that I'd like to try with this. :) The girls look very happy with you!

  13. This sounds so wonderful! And, very easy!