Cheats Sweet & Sour Chicken

The easiest version of Sweet & Sour Chicken you will find…A bit of chopping and then just chuck it all in!

Submitted by Daniela Nonkovic

Cheats Sweet & Sour Chicken

The easiest version of Sweet & Sour Chicken you will find...A bit of chopping and then just chuck it all in!
5 from 4 votes
Serving: 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 750g-1kg chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1x head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1x red capsicum, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1x small brown onion, quartered
  • 1x jar Sweet & Sour sauce (eg Kan Tong)
  • 1x jar Chinese Barbecue sauce (eg Kan Tong)


  • Add all ingredients to the slow cooker & give it a stir to combine.
  • Set to Low for 4 hours & use tea towel trick.
  • Serve with rice.


  • You can use 2x jars both of the Sweet & Sour sauce instead
  • You can add the capsicum and broccoli after 2 hours instead of at the beginning if you prefer your veg not to be soft

21 thoughts on “Cheats Sweet & Sour Chicken”

  1. Alysha Nichols

    Gave this recipe a try and it is a MUST.. Absolutely divine, I left my partner in charge of cooking the rice to go with it as I was at work and he undercooked the rice (it was still rock hard) but despite our rice issue this recipe was AMAZING!! Thankyou poster ?

  2. This recipe is great! Even though it’s the “lazy” way it’s so much nicer than if I had cooked it in the frying pan. The chicken was nice and tender and the broccoli was perfect! It has fussy teenage boy approval. It’s a definite keeper.

  3. Do I need to cook the chicken prior to putting it into the slow cooker and do I need to put a small amount of water into the slow cooker also?

  4. Renee Williams

    I did this yesterday and sorry to say was disappointed, followed recipe with tea towel trick, but found the dish to be lacking in flavour and rather watery. Maybe it was because I used the Aldi’s brand.

  5. 5 stars
    I found that I can swap the chicken for pork – I diced 6 pork medallions (about 1.2 kg in total) and increased the cooking time to 6 hours on Low.

  6. 5 stars
    This is such a great easy throw together recipe Full of flavour.
    However I love herbs. So I added 1 teaspoon each thyme & mixed herbs. And also added a handful each peas & corn

  7. Ruvae Harrison

    5 stars
    Made this for tea tonight. So yummy. Added the herbs & peas as Jenny P did. Hubby said you can make this again. So easy.

  8. 5 stars
    Great recipe, so quick and easy to put together, great for if you’re short on time, I didn’t use the Chinese BBQ sauce but used a second jar of sweet and sour and also added a tin of pineapple pieces with some of the juice, i rolled the chicken pieces in cornflour before adding to slow cooker and used tea towel trick, will certainly be making again.

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