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Sweet & Sour Whole Chicken


August 12, 2016

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A slow cooked classic sweet and sour taste using a whole chicken - packed with flavour!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 10 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 6


1 large chicken (2kg)

1 x 440g can pineapple pieces in juice (juice reserved)

1 red capsicum (pepper) diced

1/2 cup pineapple juice as reserved from can

1/4 cup tomato sauce/ketchup

1/4 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

2 tbsp reduced salt soy sauce


1Place whole chicken in base of slow cooker

2Arrange pineapple pieces and diced capsicum around chicken

3Cook on HIGH for 2hrs

4After 2hrs I drained and discarded all the liquid from the slow cooker (a whole chicken releases heaps!) leaving just the chicken, pineapple and capsicum behind in the slow cooker.

5Combine reserved pineapple juice (from can), tomato sauce, vinegar, sugar and soy sauce and pour over chicken in the slow cooker.

6Continue to cook but now on LOW for another 4hrs

7Carefully lift chicken out at the end of cooking time (be careful to support as you lift as it will be fall apart tender - I use two egg flips, one under the chicken from each end to support it, as I lift quickly onto a serving plate)

8Strain liquid from slow cooker and discard solids

9Transfer strained liquids to a saucepan. Bring to boil then simmer (while stirring) to reduce sauce down by half to a glossy sauce.

10We served ours with rice and steamed broccolini

Submitted by Paulene Christie


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