Another easy day. Open freezer bags, dump into crockpot, start rice cooker...wait...eat. Good stuff. This one did have multiple bags that had to be dumped in at separate times though! Shew. I strained myself.
Pineapple Pepper Chicken
Adapted from Onceamonthmom's Pineapple Pepper Chicken Stew
1 pound equivalent vegan "chicken," cubed
4 medium carrots, one-inch pieces
1 C "chicken" or veggie broth
2 Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced (approx. 1/2 inch of root)
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 tsp. red pepper sauce
14 oz. pineapple chunks in juice (juice drained and saved)
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 medium red bell pepper, cut in one-inch pieces
2 oz. snow peas
Red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
Mix all ingredients except pineapple, cornstarch, snow peas and bell pepper in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 8 hours (or high heat setting 3 to 4 hours) or until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink in center. Mix reserved pineapple juice and cornstarch until smooth; gradually stir into chicken mixture. Stir in pineapple, snow peas and bell pepper. Cover and cook on high heat setting about 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve over rice.
Mix reserved pineapple juice and cornstarch until smooth; add to quart-sized freezer bag (Bag #1). Add pineapple, snow peas and bell pepper to separate quart-sized freezer bag (Bag #2). Combine remaining ingredients in gallon freezer bag (Bag #3). Place Bags #1, #2 and #3 in Bag #4 and freeze (to keep them together). To serve: Add Bag #3 to 3.5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7-8 hours (or high heat setting 3-4 hours), or until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink in center. Gradually stir Bag #1 into stew. Stir in Bag #2. Cover and cook on high heat setting about 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve over rice.
It was a tad boring to me, so I added the red pepper flakes to pep it up. After that it was tasty. It was much like sweet and sour chicken, but the sauce wasn't as thick and tangy. Also, if you're not overly fond of ginger, think about reducing the amount as it's pretty strong.
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