Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken
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A simpler and healthier way to make your favorite take out- sweet and sour chicken!
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1- 14oz. can of diced pineapple, juices reserved
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon or ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Sriracha
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced, (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1" piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced or grated, (or ½ tsp ground ginger)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch
  • Sesame seeds, fresh cilantro, and rice for serving
  1. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker and sprinkle them with salt and pepper to season.
  2. In a small bowl, combine reserved pineapple juice, chicken bouillon or broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, Sriracha, garlic and ginger. Pour sauce over chicken in the slow cooker.
  3. Add the pineapple chunks, then cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours or high heat for 3 hours.
  4. Shred the chicken in the slow cooker using two forks, and add in the peppers and onions.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together corn starch with 2 Tbsp. cold water to create a slurry. Add the slurry to the crockpot and stir.
  6. Place the cover back on the slow cooker and cook on high for 30 more minutes.
  7. Serve over rice with sesame seeds and cilantro for garnish!
Recipe by Ally's Cooking at