Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

1 medium onion, diced
1 medium carrot, peeled, sliced
1 medium celery stalk, sliced
6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (around a kilogram), cut into bite-size pieces
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup Italian Dressing
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp grated ginger
1 can pineapple pieces, drained, (juice reserved)
1 Tbsp corn flour
1 medium green capsicum, sliced
1 medium red capsicum, sliced
4 1/2 cups hot cooked rice

1. Place onions, carrots and celery in slow cooker; top with chicken.
2. Add combined brown sugar, dressing, soy sauce and ginger. Cover with lid.
3. Cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours (or on HIGH for 3-1/2 to 4 hours). During last 30 min. of cooking time, increase to HIGH. Stir corn flour into reserved pineapple juice; add to slow cooker along with the pineapple and capsicums.
4. Then cook further 30 min. or until capsicums are tender and sauce is thickened. Serve over the steaming hot rice.

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