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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken


  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks in juice
  • Cooked rice
  • Sesame seeds


  1. In slow cooker crock, combine brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, cornstarch, garlic and ginger. Stir until cornstarch is dissolved.
  2. Add chicken, onion, peppers and pineapple and juice. Stir to coat chicken with sauce.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 1/2 hours or LOW for 3 hours.
  4. Serve over rice. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Serves: 4-6

Course: Main Course, Kid Friendly

Prep Time: 10 - 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1-2 hours

A favorite Chinese takeout meal is super-easy to prepare at home. Put everything in the slow cooker before soccer practice and come home to a well-balanced meal. Read more about this slow cooker chicken recipe on our Everyday Good Thinking blog.

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