Slow Cooker Recipe for Sweet and Sour Chicken With Pineapple

Slow cooker sweet and sour chicken with pineapple

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  • Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1468 Calories
78g Fat
51g Carbs
134g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1468
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 78g 100%
Saturated Fat 24g 122%
Cholesterol 439mg 146%
Sodium 972mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 134g
Calcium 159mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This sweet and sour chicken is made with a homemade sauce, pineapple, and chicken breast halves. You can add red and green bell pepper strips for extra flavor and color. 

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless chicken breast halves (skin removed)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Dash of salt (or to taste)
  • Dash freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Dash red pepper flakes (or ground cayenne pepper)
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (8- to 9-ounce) can pineapple chunks (drained)
  • Optional: 1 bell pepper (cut into strips)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for slowcooker sweet and sour chicken
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  2. Place chicken in slow cooker.

    Chicken in slowcooker
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  3. Combine melted butter, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, salt, pepper, pepper flakes, and chicken broth.

    Combine sauce ingredients
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  4. Pour over the chicken.

    Pour sauce over chicken
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  5. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 7 hours, until chicken is tender but still moist.

    Cover and cook on low
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  6. Add pineapple and bell pepper, if using, and then cook for 20 minutes longer.

    Add pineapple and bell pepper
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  7. Serve and enjoy!