Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken – Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken – This easy crockpot chicken recipe is a perfect dinner takeout made from pineapple chunks, bell peppers, flavourful sweet and sour sauce and of course juicy and moist chicken served over rice.

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Enjoy this delicious crockpot sweet and sour chicken with your entire family as a hearty Chinese takeout dinner. If you are looking for the skillet version get the recipe here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Sweet and Sour Chicken Chinese?

Yes, this dish is frequently served in Chinese restaurants in various Western countries. Generally, it consists of white meat chicken deep-fried in batter and served with sweet and sour sauce and topped with green pepper, pineapple, carrot, or sweet pickles.

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Is orange chicken the same as sweet and sour chicken?

Orange chicken usually has a lighter-colored sweet, savory, sour glaze. And authentic Chinese-style orange chicken uses dried orange peel and it’s not sauced with orange juice or fresh oranges and it is not battered and fried.

Difference between sesame chicken and sweet and sour chicken?

Sesame Chicken has a hint of sweetness and is typically salty and served with sesame seeds whereas sweet-sour chicken has a little more heat and typically sweeter. The sauce is redder than the brown sauce served with sesame chicken.

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Cooking Tips

  • You don’t need to add extra salt because the soy sauce already does that for you, but it can depend upon which sodium level it has, so it’s better to taste and adjust the seasoning.
  • You can use tomato paste instead of ketchup (if you don’t have in hand). The taste will be slightly different but yes you will enjoy the recipe.
  • You can add quite a few different types of vegetables like – Add onions, any color of bell pepper will be fine, water chestnuts or even some baby corn. You can also spice it up with red chili peppers (seeds removed).

How to Serve this Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken?

To enjoy the best version of this dish, serve it over steamed white rice or brown rice. You could also stir in some spaghetti or rice noodles or pasta with some extra sauce.

slow cooker crockpot sweet and sour chicken recipe

How to Make Easy Slow Cooker Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken?

Serves 6

380

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

This easy crockpot Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken is a perfect dinner takeout made from pineapple chunks, bell peppers, flavourful sweet and sour sauce and of course juicy and moist chicken served over rice.

10 minPrep Time

3 hr, 30 Cook Time

3 hr, 40 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 (20 ounces) can pineapple chunks
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1" pieces (you can also use thighs)
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

Instructions

  1. Drain the pineapple and place in a container, refrigerate for later.
  2. In a 2.5-4 quart slow cooker place chicken, pineapple juice and bell peppers.
  3. Combine soy sauce, sugar, 1 tbsp. corn starch, ketchup, vinegar, and garlic and pour over chicken.
  4. Cook on high for 1.5-2 hours or low for 3-4 hours on until the meat is done.
  5. Make a cornstarch slurry (a mixture of cornstarch + water) with the remaining cornstarch and stir into the chicken mixture.
  6. Add the reserved pineapple and cook for another 25 - 30 minutes or until the sauce slightly thickens.
  7. Serve over steamed rice or noodles and garnish with green onions if desired.

Tags

Cuisines
American
Occasions
Thanksgiving
Courses
Main Course
Cooking
Slow Cooking
Allergy
dairy free
egg free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free

Nutrition

Calories

380 cal

Fat

2 g

Carbs

68 g

Protein

20 g
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