Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Bowl of sweet and sour chicken with rice
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  • 7 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 6

Sweet and sour flavors pair so beautifully with tender chicken. This simple three ingredient Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe is full of flavor and nutrition. And it's so easy to make!

You can use boneless, skinless chicken breasts in this recipe if you'd prefer. In that case, the cooking time would be shorter, about 5 to 6 hours total. Make sure that you always cook chicken to a temperature of 165°F as measured with a meat thermometer for food safety reasons. And make sure you taste the sweet and sour sauce before you use it.

Serve this recipe over hot cooked rice or polenta. Add a green salad tossed with cucumbers and grape tomatoes and drizzled with a creamy vinaigrette. For dessert, all you need is some ice cream served with hot fudge sauce, or some homemade cookies.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle sweet and sour sauce
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli and carrots, thawed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

Cut the chicken thighs into 1-1/2" pieces. Mix the cubed chicken with the sweet and sour sauce in 1 3-1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker.

Cover the crockpot and cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours or until chicken is tender and no longer pink and is cooked to 165°F as measured with a meat thermometer.

Twenty minutes before serving, stir in the vegetables, thyme, and pepper. Cover the slow cooker, increase the heat to high and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp-tender.

Serve over hot cooked rice, mashed potatoes, or polenta.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 526
Total Fat 21 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Unsaturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 127 mg
Sodium 1,060 mg
Carbohydrates 40 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 43 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)