Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

"This is a healthier and hearty version of this dish. It cooks all day for you and is great on those busy nights."
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Ready In:
7hrs 12mins




  • Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Place chicken breasts in slow cooker. combine pineapple syrup, broth, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, and soy sauce in small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until sugar dissolves.
  • Pour mixture over chicken.
  • Cover and cook on high heat for 1 hour.
  • Add pineapple chunks, onion, bell pepper; cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl and mix until smooth.
  • Add mixture to slow cooker and stir to mix. Cover and cook on LOW for 30 minutes.

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  1. Everyone really liked this dish. My son declared the chicken delicious; it was tender and not dry. I cut each breast into four pieces. The sauce was very flavorful. I thickened it with arrowroot. The recipe was well written and went together easily. Served it with white rice and sliced cucumbers and oranges. I added some green pepper for color. I will make this again. Nice recipe Annacia.
  2. This is a very good recipe. I, also ,added the tomato paste and cut my chicken into large chunks. I did use regular chicken broth and soy sauce as I am not worried about sodium. I used cider vinegar and added ground ginger, white pepper and Worcestershire sauce to the sauce. To the veggies, I added carrot chunks and green bell along with red , also a can of water chestnuts. I enjoyed that the sauce was neither too sweet nor too tangy, it was very nice- not overpowering like some sweet n sour recipes. My family enjoyed dinner very much-thanks. I served it over jasmine rice with egg rolls on the side. I will make this again.
  3. This recipe is wonderful... I did use the advice of adding tomato paste and also I cubed the chicken for more of a chinese style on Basmati rice. Thanks!! No complaints here!
  4. Very easy to put together, smells divine while cooking, and serves beautifully! Oh, and it tastes DELISHHHHHious! Next time I would make it with drums and thighs OR bite-size pieces as I've found that whole breast meat tends to get dry in these sorts of preparations. Serve the meat on a bed of rice, and slop that sauce over like gravy. Mmmmm!
  5. 3.5 stars really - I threw it all in at once, cooked it for 8 hours, the flavours were great. At about 5 hours I added 1 tbs of tomato paste for colour and roundness of flavour. Very nice and will make again



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