Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken

My oldest daughter has a serious addiction to Chinese food.  Every Friday night we do a family movie night at home and order out.  It seems like every time we ask her what she wants to eat her response is always “CHINESE!” — well, as much as we like Chinese food, it gets expensive and its sometimes not the healthiest thing to have every single week.

I took it upon myself to find a way to not only save us money, but make things a little healthier…and so Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken was born…

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken

This is such an easy and less expensive way to feed the fam, and believe me, its just as good and even better!

Get up early, get the crockpot ready with this deliciousness and walk away – oh and the best part about this recipe is that it taste even better the next day! (Cold or warm!)

You can also add pepper and pineapple to it! Its amazing!!!  Also, I spray the sides of the crockpot with cooking spray to avoid sticking.  Let me know what you think!

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes


For the Chicken:

  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into chunks.
  • sea salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients. In a separate bowl, season the chicken with salt and pepper then stir in cornstarch and eggs.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet and cook the chicken until light golden brown (about 4-5 minutes). Transfer chicken to crockpot and cover with the sweet and sour sauce.
  • Stir to evenly coat the chicken, then let it cook on high for 3 hours (or low for 6 hours). Serve over your favorite brown rice or noodles.

15 thoughts on “Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken”

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  4. Loved this recipe!! It is not the typical sweet and sour sauce that is thick and orange that you get from a takeout restaurant . It was a much lighter version and the taste was just right. The chicken was super tender. We put over jasmine rice.

    I put the chicken, salt, pepper, cornstarch and beaten eggs in a ziploc bag and squished it around. Easier cleanup than a bowl.

    I will definitely make this again!!

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  6. We love Chinese food too but have really given up on it because their sauces do not have wholesome ingredients. I too have found a few ways to make my own version of some dishes but this is a new one and I could see us trying this . I bet you could add steamed broccoli tossed in at the end to make a chicken and broccoli ish. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday.

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