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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

Servings 6
Calories 306kcal


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ cup cornstarch (+2 tablespoons for later)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 20 oz can pineapple chunks, juice drained and reserved
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, optional
  • chopped green onions or cilantro, optional


  • Cut chicken into large bite sized pieces
  • Add to a large zipped bag along with ¼ cup cornstarch and shake together until chicken is well coated
  • Heat oil in skillet or multi-cooker and add chicken to brown on each side for 4-6 minutes until lightly golden in color, transfer to slow cooker
  • Remove ribs and seeds from peppers and cut into chunks and add to slow cooker along with drained pineapple
  • Whisk together 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water until smooth
  • Whisk together sugar, vinegar, pineapple juice, soy sauce, ketchup and the cornstarch slurry you just made until smooth
  • Pour over chicken and veggies
  • Cover and cook on high for about 3 hours or low for about 6
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and greens if desired


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 660mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 801IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg