Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken


December 27, 2017

Home made Chinese food right from your slow cooker and much better than take out!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • Yields: 8 servings


For the Chicken

2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into chunks

sea salt + pepper (to taste)

½ cup of cornstarch

2 large eggs (beaten )

¼ cup of olive oil

For the Sauce

½ cup of brown sugar

½ cup of apple cider vinegar

¼ cup of ketchup

¼ cup of soy sauce

¼ cup of water

1 teaspoon minced garlic


1In 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.

2Heat 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.

3Stir 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.

Submitted by Meg at Simple Green Moms


21 Reviews

Dani Wood

May 27, 2021

Very tasty!! Beautiful flavour, but I might swap out the brown sugar for pineapple as others have said next time.


May 4, 2021

Made this today – added carrot at the beginning, and capsicum also about half way through. Cooked for 5 hours on low, chicken was quite crumbly (maybe I need to resist the temptation to stir – smelled so good!) Next time will half the sugar as was a bit sweet, and reduce cooking time to about 4 hours on low. But yummy!


May 8, 2020

Is it necessary to cook the chicken first or can you mix it with the cornstarch and eggs and chuck it straight in the slow cooker?

Jan Evans

January 5, 2020

Made today. As others said I halved the sugar. Added carrots and small onion wedges at start. Capsicum an hour later and pineapple with juice an hour after that. Tasted great. As good as any takeaway.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 10, 2019

Salty. A recipe will always specify if it’s kecap manis (the sweet ‘soy’ kind of sauce). Soy sauce will always be the salty kind.


December 9, 2019

Hi is this soy sauce sweet or salty please? Thanks


December 5, 2019

Does the batter go soggy


November 27, 2019

I made this today, with the only exception that I used plain white vinegar, as that was all I had. I cooked it for 3 hours on high. I thought it looked a look ‘plain’ at the end, so I threw in some frozen peas and carrots and served it to my husband over white rice. He thought it was good, so I will be generous and give it 5 stars!

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 12, 2019

No otherwise it would be specified in recipe. Wondering why yours turned out different to everyone elses? Did you do the cornstarch and egg coat and pre cook the chicken? Everything exactly as recipe requested?


September 11, 2019

Are you supposed to use the tea towel trick? I made this today and what a waste, so much liquid 😪 was looking forward all day to this

Jodie Leemhuis

January 10, 2019

Yummy this is absolutely delicious 😋😍 Super simple recipe and super tasty. I added a can of pineapple pieces and the juice an hour before serving and it gave a lovely sweet taste to the end result. I also sprinkled some sesame seeds on top and served with white rice. Next time i will also add some chopped shallots. Very impressed with this one, thanks so much for sharing it with us Meg 😁

Samantha Cooper

September 17, 2018

Made this and it was delish. Everyone enjoyed 😊

Alyssia Synot

July 14, 2018

Delicious! A very easy recipe to make 🙂

Heather Smith

June 11, 2018

My family absolutely love this. I add a few extra vegetables but the meal itself is always a winner and never anything left . If there is any left the teenage son doesn’t allow it to last the night. Thankyou for this recipe 😊

mum of three

June 6, 2018

A great easy tasty dish!! Love it!


April 16, 2018

Oh my goodness..! This was amazing. My kids said it was lolly dinner 👍🙌 cannot believe how perfect it was. I also only cooked it for 2 hours as I was short of time and it was fine, Chicken was cooked.


January 17, 2018

This is easy to make and so very yummy I added pineapple pieces, onion and red capsicum and served it with fried rice.. we will be having this again. Yum yum.

Mary E D Ryan

January 13, 2018

Very yummy scrummy. My family liked it alot. I think it would be good if the brown sugar were cut and replaced with chunk pineapple with juices included.

Mary E D Ryan

January 10, 2018

Cooked this recipe. Very good. I think it could be given a twist with some pineapple added in. Perhaps take out the brown sugar and add in both pineapple juice and the juice from the can.

I would think so yes if you like to 🙂


January 2, 2018

Looks yummy! I am a little confused as the picture looks to have sesame seeds in it? Do you just sprinkle those on at the end?


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