Stephanie O'Dea's Sweet and Sour Chicken with Mango Lettuce Wraps
Fill Up on This Savory Dish
We're in the middle of a huge heat wave in the US--- and while it seems odd to think about pulling the slow cooker out of the cabinet in July, you can actually keep your house cooler by slow cooking.
Your slow cooker uses about as much power as a desk lamp, and doesn't heat up the kitchen the same way the stovetop or oven does. Slow cooking is also a better environmental choice than the propane grill or charcoal barbecue.
Here's a great summer time recipe for you and your family—enjoy!
Use a 4 or 6-quart slow cooker. Put the chicken into the bottom of your pot, and add the jar of marmalade and the soy sauce. Add sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. Stir to combine. Add cucumber, onion, salt, and pepper. Toss gingerly to coat. Now place the whole jalapeno peppers on top.
Cover, and cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 4 hours. Remove the peppers from the pot (eat if you dare!) and shred the chicken fully with 2 large forks. Stir well to combine. Toss your chicken with fresh mango chunks and sesame seeds. Serve in large romaine lettuce leaves with a squeeze of lime.
other great summer slow cooking dishes:
Stephanie O'Dea likes things quick and easy. Her newest book, Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life hits store shelves this August.
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