Slow-Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken

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6 servings

Have dinner ready and waiting when you get home tonight. This slow-cooker version of a take-out favorite has everything you love (except the little white boxes).

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  • Place onions, carrots and celery in slow cooker; top with chicken.
  • Mix sugar, dressing, soy sauce and ginger until blended; pour over chicken. Cover with lid.
  • Cook on LOW 4 to 5 hours, increasing heat to HIGH for the last 30 min.
  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Mix reserved juice with cornstarch. Add to slow cooker with the pineapple and peppers; stir. Cook, covered, 30 min. or until sauce is thickened. Serve over rice.

Make Ahead

To make your slow-cooker preparation even faster, get ingredients ready the night before and place in the slow cooker. Remove inner container and refrigerate until ready to cook the next day.


This recipe works best when cooked on LOW heat. But if you choose to cook it on HIGH, reduce the initial cooking time to 2-1/2 to 3 hours.


Serve with hot cooked brown rice.


  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 3-1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 3 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 2 Meat (L)
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Enjoy a variety of food groups - vegetables, fruit, meat and grains - in this easy-to-make meal that gives chicken a whole new flavor. And as a bonus, the colorful peppers provide vitamin C and the carrots contain vitamin A.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 390
% Daily Value
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 640mg
Carbohydrate 51g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 24g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A 45 %DV
Vitamin C 40 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • shortorder1961 | Sun, Mar 1 2015 7:49 PM

    There isn't enough sweet or sour. The addition of a bit of vinegar and a bit of white sugar would make this better. The way it is right now is more like pineapple and chicken stew.

  • rlachanc | Tue, Jul 29 2014 6:21 PM

    5 Stars, no question!! My absolute favorite for crock pot recipes!

  • freakinidiot100 | Thu, Mar 20 2014 11:22 AM

    I really enjoyed this recipe. It was very flavorful and very easy to prepare! I will be making this again!