Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sweet and Tangy Chicken

I saw this recipe on one of the linky parties and just thought it sounded amazing!  You really have to check out Eating With Mimi for some great recipes and inspiration.  She really has some great stuff!  I did make mine a little different, but the original recipe can be found HERE.

Sweet & Tangy Chicken
4 - Chicken Thighs (with bone and skin)
1/2 in Fresh Ginger, grated
1/4 tsp Allspice
4 Cloves Garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
2 TBS Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Cider Vinegar
Juice from 20 oz can of pineapple (save the pineapple for later)
2 TBS Instant Potatoes (used to thicken because I didn't have tapioca)
1 TBS Sugar
  • Mix all the above ingredients except the chicken and place in crock pot
  • Add the chicken and turn to coat then cook on low for 5-6 hours occasionally giving it a quick stir
  • One hour before serving remove the skin and bones from the chicken (I just used a pair of tongs to pick the pieces out and the meat fell right off
  • The add the reserved pineapple (I used pineapple chunks), 2 green peppers cut into chunks and 1/2 red onion cut into chunks
Then serve with rice and enjoy!

I will tell you this was really good, but I think I will double the vinegar and soy sauce next time just to have some extra "juice" for the rice.  Everyone enjoyed it, but it was rather funny to watch everyone swap pineapple and green pepper because I do have some picky eaters.  Other than the swaps everyone really liked this.  So I will not complain too much about the swaps because at least it is getting eaten up :)


  1. I got a great deal on some whole chickens and I think that this might be a good thing to do with the whole chicken so I am going to add it to my list to make!! Thanks for the great idea :) Of course, I am the pineapple eater and my husband would be the green pepper eater so we would be handing them off to each other :)

    1. I think a whole chicken would work wonderfully with this recipe! It's good to know others swap their foods with each other and its not just my crazy family ;) I hope you guys enjoy it and would love to hear what you thought! Have a wonderful weekend!


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