A healthy Crock-Pot Sweet and Sour chicken recipe that you can throw into your slow cooker, not worry about for a few hours, then come back to a delicious meal of succulent, sticky glazed chicken. Plus you only need 4 ingredients!
Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken
This Crock-Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken is so easy and BIG on flavor! The Crock-Pot makes it juicy and moist, serve over fluffy white rice for a dinner recipe that’ll rival your favorite take away.
Why this is so good
- Only 4 key ingredients!
- Perfectly succulent chicken every time.
- An addictive sweet and sour sauce.
- A healthier version of the classic take out, and just as delicious.
- Using a Crock-Pot means you can set it and forget it! More time with family.
- Chicken – go for organic/free range. Skinless and boneless.
- Jarred Sauces – orange marmalade and sweet chili sauce.
- Pineapple – canned and crushed.
How to make this Crock-Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken
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Place seasoned, cubed chicken in the Crock-Pot, then cover with the sauces. Toss and cook for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on high. Stir occasionally.
Serve over white rice.
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4 Ingredient Crock-Pot Recipe
This simple Sweet & Sour Chicken only has 4 Ingredients. You heard that right!! It’s so simple but still bursting with flavor.
I’d like to challenge you to make your own 4 Ingredient Crock-Pot recipes!! At a time when so many are at home, it’s fun to experiment with cooking. I’m trying to come up with easy, pantry staple recipes to make the entire family smile. Join me!
Comment below with your 4 Ingredient Crock-Pot recipes! I can’t wait to see!
What to serve with Sweet and Sour Chicken
Fluffy white rice is the go to for this dish, but you can obviously opt for brown rice, the sauce works great on either. And of course there are noodles, simple and filling.
If rice or noodles are not your thing, you can go with some stir fried veggies or quickly steamed vegetables. Honestly, the sauce will work wonders with any side!
Better than take out
Slow cooking the chicken allows it to absorb the full flavors of the sauce. It also takes away any guesswork as to whether the chicken is fully cooked.
This Crock-Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe is far superior to just ordering take out. In addition, it’s less expensive, healthier, super simple to make (just cook and cover!), it really tastes better than anything you could order on any apps!
To Store, place cooked and cooled leftovers in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
If you want to make ahead and freeze, this a great recipe, or if you have any leftovers, store in an airtight freezer-safe storage container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
- For a faster cook, cut the chicken into bite sized pieces, if you want a longer cook, leave the chicken breasts whole.
- Season the chicken to taste.
- Serve with white rice, noodles or veggies.
- Make sure to stir occasionally.
Check out these other delicious Crock-Pot recipes
- Crock-Pot Smothered Pork Chops
- Crock-Pot Beef Tacos
- Crock-Pot Queso Cheese Dip
- Easy Crock-Pot Ribs
- 3 Ingredient Crock-Pot Salsa Chicken
And if you prefer pork, try our easy Sweet and Sour Pork recipe!
Have you tried this Crock-Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe? Feel free to leave a star rating and I’d love to hear from you in the comments below! Be sure to tell me what 4 Ingredient Recipes you love to make in your Crock-Pot!
I also have trouble getting the sauce to thicken, but the cornstarch and water slurry mentioned in one of the comments helps. But this is a great recipe and so easy. I don’t eat meat so I guess I’m not telling you my personal review, but this is become a go-to dish when I’m having company. People rave about it. And it’s so easy.
I’m happy to hear the cornstarch helped!
Couldn’t get it to thicken but loved it anyway …!
Next time, try adding a slurry of 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 teaspoon cold water to the reduced sauce and simmer until thickened! This should help it to thicken much faster.
Can this be made in a pressure cooker?
I have not tried that!
Another awesome recipe !!! Stuck to the exact instructions and came out perfect ! You get the satisfaction without all the guilt! So easy, there’s no reason to order takeout.
Thanks for stopping by, Rachel!
Many substitutes and adds and turned out delicious! Added apple vinegar, red/green bell pepper and onions! Substituted grapefruit marmalade for orange and cooked breast rotisserie chicken and fresh pineapple and chopped in chopped instead of canned! Will make again it was simple and delicious… didn’t cook very long as I like my veggies crunchie!!!
Thanks for sharing, Angie!!
How much apple vinegar did you add?
Sorry, but I need to vent. If you read the recipe you will clearly see the pineapple listed as last ingredient in step 3. And I re-read the recipe and couldn’t find where you cook on this for 6 ho furs. Only 4 to 5 on low. Sorry if I ruffled any feathers. Vent over. Thank you for the recip. Cant wait to make it and put it over rice!
Sorry for the confusion!
I think browning the chicken first, and then place in the crockpot would make a more visual appeal to the dish and taste better.
I love Sweet Chili sauce but the Orange Marmalade was over powering…I even added extra chili sauce but did not help. I still ate it and thought it was ok…my daughter did not like it at all. So not a keeper! Oh, I also added half a sweet bell pepper.
I’m so sorry you guys didn’t enjoy this one!
it seems to help to add a little soy sauce to cut the sweetness
This recipe calls for 4 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on HIGH. Just to let You know.
Cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F! I hope that helps!
I have a question about this recipe. You don’t say what to do with the pineapple chunks. I assume you through them in the crock pot at the beginning with the sauce?
You add it in step 3, sorry for the confusion!!