Sweet and Sour Chicken


April 8, 2018

Sweet and Sour Chicken 5 0 5 7

A simple & tasty classic...slow cooker style!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 15 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: Serves 4


- 500g chicken breasts (cut into bite sized pieces)

- 1/4 cup cornflour

- 1/2 tsp salt

- 1/2 tsp pepper

- 1/4 cup olive oil

- 1 medium brown onion (halved & thickly sliced or cut into quarters and separated)

- 3 cloves garlic (finely diced)

- 1/2 red capsicum (deseeded & sliced lengthwise)

- 1/2 green capsicum (deseeded & sliced lengthwise)

- 3 medium carrots (peeled and sliced into rounds)

- 1x 440g tin of pineapple pieces in juice (separate the pieces from the juice)

- 1/4 cup soy sauce

- 1/4 cup tomato sauce

- 1/2 cup brown sugar


11. Place all veggies & pineapple pieces in the slow cooker

22. Place soy sauce, tomato sauce, brown sugar & juice from the pineapple tin in a bowl and whisk together. Pour over veggies

33. Combine cornstarch, salt & pepper in a bowl and coat chicken well

44. Heat oil in a pan and cook the chicken until browned, then transfer to slow cooker. Stir gently to combine ingredients

55. Cook for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low

66. Serve with rice


1- Cook using tea towel trick

2- If you like veggies firmer, add them halfway through cooking time instead & gently stir to combine

Submitted by Daniela Nonkovic


12 Reviews

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 20, 2019

Alternative Tips to thicken it HERE


November 18, 2019

Is it necessary to use the tea Towel? I want to make this while i’m at work


September 23, 2019

This is such a tasty easy recipe. Cheaper and healthier then take out too


May 23, 2019

So delicious and so easy to make

Robyn Chandler

October 18, 2018

Made this tonight and we really enjoyed it. Only changes I made is that I used tinned pineapple in natural juice and just 1/4 cup coconut sugar instead of the quantity of brown sugar recipe stated. I also had a zucchini I needed to use up so popped that in as well. . Served it with quinoa. Have leftovers for tomorrow so makes quite a bit.

Abi Kerley

June 24, 2018

Made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious!! My partner said it tasted better than the restaurant! Will definitely make again. I garnished with some cashews . Yum yum yum!

Caitlyn Schofield

June 1, 2018

Made this tonight and it turned out really well. Tasted exactly like the store bought jars of sweet and sour sauce

If you can’t have it then it’s not an option for you so leave it out. It will cut a lot of the sweet from your sweet and sour though 🙂

Samantha Wright

May 30, 2018

Will it effect it to much if I don’t add the pineapple? I’m allergic so can’t use it.


May 26, 2018

Absolutely delicious and is going to be a regular on our menu. Added some celery and extra meat and veg to feed our family, didn’t bother browning the meat off just chopped and added to the veg mix and turned it on to cook.


May 6, 2018

I’ve been trying to find a good sweet and sour recipe for ages now – This is the best one I’ve come across by far! I used 1kg of pork steaks instead of chicken and added some broccolini about an hour before serving 🙂


April 17, 2018

Amazing recipe. I tried this one a while ago when i first saw it on here. So yummy will be making it a regular 🙂

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