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CROCKPOT SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN

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Ditch the takeout tonight and try our Crockpot Sweet And Sour Chicken, which we swear we'll be better than what'll come in a styrofoam box! Paired with a bed of white rice and a bit of ginger paste, this Chinese takeout-inspired Crockpot Sweet And Sour Chicken dish will surely be a treat to eat!

sweet and sour chicken in white bowl

Sweet and sour chicken is a weakness!

Served with quinoa or sometimes our Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers, this dish doesn't stand a chance after placing it in front of my crew. Slow-cooked to perfection, Crockpot Sweet And Sour Chicken is a must-try if you are a fan of Chinese cuisine.

Now don't get me wrong, we love nights without having to load the dishwasher and rinse off plates.

Days where the only thing you want to fight over is which Netflix show to binge tonight.

Trust me I get it, which is why this is the perfect chill-out meal to sink your teeth into.

But just don't take our word for it- try it for yourself!

And should this recipe turn out to be a hit at your home too, then you'll probably enjoy this Crockpot Chicken and Rice Casserole as well.

sweet and sour chicken ingredients

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • Freezable
  • Refrigerator safe for up to 4 days
  • Can be served as main course or appetizer

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • Chicken
  • Peppers
  • Onion
  • Sugar
  • Orange Juice
  • Cornstarch
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Soy Sauce
  • Pineapple
  • Ginger Paste

HOW TO MAKE

  1. Take all your ingredients and dump them right in the crockpot.
  2. Give the mixture a good stir and then cook as directed in the printable recipe card below.
  3. Give the mixture a good stir and then cook as directed in the printable recipe card below.
  4. Once done, stir once more, and serve up!

WHAT TO SERVE WITH SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN

  • Rice - white, brown, or even Jasmine rice
  • Quinoa
  • Cauliflower Rice
  • Rice Noodles
  • Or eat alone!

IS ORANGE CHICKEN THE SAME AS SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN?

Orange chicken and sweet and sour are similar but there is a difference. Orange chicken has an orange flavor, as it uses citrus to flavor.

Whereas sweet and sour uses pineapple, soy sauce, and other ingredients for a sweet and savory take.

WHAT CAN I USE INSTEAD OF PINEAPPLE IN SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN?

If you would like go right ahead and leave the pineapple out of the sweet and sour slow cooker recipe. It adds some sweetness but is not a must make.

You can add just some pineapple juice to help give some sweetness without needing the chunks of pineapple.

HOW LONG IS SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN GOOD FOR?

3-4 days is what you can expect on terms of being stored in the refrigerator. Make sure it is in an airtight container so it doesn't take on other flavors of the foods in your refrigerator.

CAN I FREEZE SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN?

Transfer your chicken and sauce mixture into a freezer bag or airtight freezer container. Store in the freezer for 2-3 months.

Then thaw in the fridge until it is fully thawed. Reheat in the microwave or on low heat on the stove.

Don't heat on the stove too high of heat or it can burn the sauce. Since it is a sugary mixture it will burn easy, so stir often.

ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY

Let me know how you enjoy this Chinese sweet and sour chicken with pineapple. It is the perfect dish for any night of the week. And even picky eaters will want one more scoop of this Chinese chicken!

Yield: 6 servings

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken

This is an easy Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe that is a tasty affordable meal. Make this for dinner because it's better than takeout.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into your slow cooker. Stir to mix.
  2. Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 6 to 8 hours.

Notes

It is suggested to serve this Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe over white rice, brown rice, or quinoa.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 339Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 67mgSodium 93mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 7gSugar 35gProtein 25g

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