Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

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I have been on a quest to learn how to cook more Asian style foods. My latest attempt is Sweet & Sour Chicken. Because I’m all about quick and easy cooking, I made it in the slow cooker! I have made this recipe several times, so far, and my family loves it.



Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken


Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken


2.5 pounds chicken breast, cut into pieces 1-2″

1 onion cut into 1′ pieces

1 green pepper cut into 1″ pieces

5 carrot, cut into 1″ pieces

1 oz can pineapple chunks, with juice

1/2 cup tomato sauce

1/3 cup vinegar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

3 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp ginger

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup cornstarch


Place cut up chicken and carrots in slow cooker. Stir together vinegar, the sugars, tomato sauce, soy sauce, garlic powder & ginger, pour over chicken and carrots. Cook on high about 3 hours, low 5-6 hours, until chicken is down, and carrots are tender.

Combine  water & cornstarch, stir into slow cooker contents, being careful not to shred chicken. Stir in pineapple with juice, onion and bell pepper.

Cover and cook for an additional 45 minutes, until onions and peppers are tender, and sauce is thickened.

Serve over rice.


Linda’s Notes:

I really like this recipe, it’s not too sweet, and not too sour. I also like that there is no batter on the chicken.

You could also use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of the chicken breasts

I like a lot of vegetables, you can adjust them according to your families tastes.

I use low sodium soy sauce, since one of the people I’m feeding has to be on a low sodium diet.

I use white vinegar. You may prefer another vinegar.

If you like your onions and peppers really soft, you can add them at the beginning when adding the carrots.

Cooking times will vary depending on your slow cooker.


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  1. Im a fan of anything I can throw in a pot or pan and forget about!

  2. I love chicken dishes. I am gonna give this a try and will let you know, Linda.
    Bookmarked, as well.

  3. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This sounds so good. I love sweet and sour chicken. I have never made it before but always get it at the restaurant. Thank you for sharing

  4. DENISE LOW says:

    Thank you for the recipe. This looks great. I would make this one for sure.

  5. DENISE LOW says:

    Thank you for sharing your recipe. I am always looking for different ways to cook chicken.

  6. Judy Thomas says:

    Yum! I love sweet and sour, this looks so easy!

  7. Ronald Gagnon says:

    I am just learning how to use a slow far I have made 3 recipes..2 stews and a soup…your recipe ( which I may have illegally copied) is like having a high school kid have to go to university

  8. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I love sweet and sour chicken. This sounds so good and easy to make. I can’t wait to try this. God Bless

  9. denise low says:

    Thank you for this recipe. I love sweet and sour chicken. I don’t fix it all that often.


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