I found the genesis for this recipe on the internet, but I can't remember where, so kudos to the unfortunately unnamed chef. Whoever she/he is, we have been blessed! Here's my take:
Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Chicken2-3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1 cup honey
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
2/3 cup soy sauce
3 T. ketchup
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes or crushed red pepper
1/4 - 1/2 onion, chunked
2 ribs celery, diced thick
2 T. cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
Spray the inside of a slow cooker (i.e., Crock Pot) with vegetable or olive oil.
Mix together the honey, garlic, soy sauce, ketchup, and red pepper flakes. Sometimes my honey can get thick or crystalized, so if that happens I microwave the mixture for about 10 seconds to make it easier to mix.
Into the slow cooker, add the chicken, onion, and celery. Pour the honey mixture over the top. Cook on high for about 4-5 hours, or on low for about 6-7 hours, or until done.
When it's close to meal time, mix together the cornstarch and water. Pour it into the slow cooker, stir well to mix, turn the cooker onto high, cover, and let it heat and thicken. This will take about as long as it takes the rice to cook (about 20-30 minutes).
I think you and your family will love this recipe. Serve it with Sriracha or other hot sauce available for those who want a little extra heat. Delicious!
May you and your loved ones feel God's presence. Always!