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Slow-Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken

Slow-Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken is rated 3.8807339449541285 out of 5 by 109.
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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.


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.

Special Extra

For easy cleanup, line slow cooker with plastic liner bag before filling with ingredients and cooking as directed.


  • 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
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 640mg
Carbohydrate 51g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 24g
Protein 23g
% Daily Value
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.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was pleasantly surprised! I was pleasantly surprised! Very simple and tasted good! Kids, hubby and I liked it! I substituted ground ginger for the fresh (but will use fresh in the future). I doubled the sauce as others mentioned -- good idea. I doubled the recipe (that means x4 on the sauce) and cooked it on fast/high for 4 hours. Made brown rice instead of white rice. Put peppers, pineapple, cornstarch in at the end like instructed. (Don't want floppy veggies!) Will enjoy the leftovers!! (why not make a double batch when you use the slowcooker?!)
Date published: 2012-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely delicious! Absolutely delicious!!!! I read other reviews and increased the Catalina dressing to 3/4 cup. I used chicken breast instead of thighs since I don't like dark meat and baby cut carrots instead of slicing a carrot. I couldn't believe it was so easy and tasted better than take out!
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband and I loved this recipe. My husband and I loved this recipe. I used Splenda brown sugar and fat free Catalina dressing for the sauce, and I doubled the sauce. By using splenda, you use less brown sugar. The cooking time was only about 3 to 4 hours. Also added chopped cashews before serving. Very tasty!! Will definitely make again.
Date published: 2012-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MMMMM this was very good :) I skipped the ginger and doubled the sauce. MMMMM this was very good :) I skipped the ginger and doubled the sauce. I cooked it in the crock pot on low for about 5 hours total (like the recipe says to do!) and it turned out amazing :). My family loved it. I will definitely make it again! i did stir it off and on during the day -Making sure to keep the chicken in the sauce. It was full of flavor and nothing was overdone. Over white rice it's really good :)
Date published: 2012-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was very good! This was very good! As some have said, the only change I made was that I doubled the amount of Catalina, sugar and cornstarch to have plenty of sauce. We will definitely make this again!
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've made this twice now, once for the family, and once to bring to a pot luck - everyone loved it... I've made this twice now, once for the family, and once to bring to a pot luck - everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. For myself, I use baby carrots (a whole bag, or a little less) and increased the celery to between 3 and 6 stalks. And no onion, since I can't eat it. Also, increased the corn starch to thicken the sauce. Pared it with rice (either Minute Rice or rice from my rice cooker) - great the next day, too, as leftovers. A definite keeper!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very tasty dish. Very tasty dish. I followed directions as is and the flavor was great. I wouldn't call it a traditional sweet and sour taste though. Also, the liquid didn't get very thick at all. It still made a great sauce over the rice. The family loved it and it's been put on the "make this one again" list. (Next time I'll add mushrooms instead of carrots and make a larger amount of the cornstarch mixture to thicken it more)
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME!!! Made this for tonight's dinner and everyone loved it!! My daughter hates cooked peppers so I substituted green and yellow string beans with baby carrots. Good combination with rice. I quadrupled the recipe for the sauce but cut back on the brown sugar, added rice vinegar, about 2 tbsp. sesame oil and Asian spices to the chicken and the vegetables. It tasted wonderful! Great Asian flavor! Will make again for sure!!
Date published: 2016-07-26
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