Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

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(Last Updated On: April 21, 2021)

Enjoy this easy Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe now or make it as a Freezer to Crockpot Meal.  This easy slow cooker recipe is prepped in just 10 minutes and simmers all day into tasty dinner perfection.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

Easy Freezer Meal

Slow cooker meals are one of the easiest ways to get dinner going.  And this slow cooker sweet and sour chicken is not only easy to make, but it’s delicious!  You can make it as a freezer meal, so when you are meal planning, add this easy recipe to your list, or you can just toss all the ingredients in the crockpot in the morning and know that you will have a tasty dinner for the family that evening.

I have to say though, I love being able to walk to my freezer, grabbing a ziploc bag, opening it and tossing it in the crockpot knowing that my dinner is going to be ready when we get home. Set it and forget it. Yes please!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Freezer Meal

This easy sweet and sour chicken recipe only takes a few minutes to prep and I love that it’s light.  You know when you get sweet and sour chicken from take-out the sauce is always super heavy and thick?  This sauce is simple and flavorful.  You won’t miss that thick weird sauce, I promise!

Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken

I recently got a bunch of boneless skinless chicken breasts Buy One Get One Free at the local grocery store and since I had a large amount of fabulous chicken breasts at one time, I figured it was the perfect time to prep some Freezer to Crockpot meals.  As I mentioned, you don’t have to make this as a Freezer to Crockpot meal, just leave out the part that says “Toss in a ziploc bag and freeze until ready for use” in the instructions blow.

Now, here is my Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

This slow cooker meal is a few simple ingredients and is full of flavor. You can also prep it and freeze it ahead of time making meal planning a breeze!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, crock pot, freezer meals, meal prep, slow cooker
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Tracy



  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ small onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced, seeds removed
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced, seeds removed
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 20 oz pineapple chunks in 100% juice 1 can
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger


  • Toss all the ingredients into a large freezer ziploc bag and freeze until ready for use
  • Thaw overnight and cook on low for 6 hours in slow cooker
  • Shred or break apart chicken into smaller pieces before serving and place back into juices in crockpot for 15-30 mins for added flavor
  • Serve over rice
  • Enjoy!


If you forget to take it out the night before to thaw - that's ok! I do that all the time! Just place the frozen ingredients into the slow cooker and add an additional 1-2 hours to the cooking time.
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Sweet and Sour Chicken Freezer to Crockpot Meal

I hope you and your family enjoy this Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe as much as we do!

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken

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41 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

  1. This sounds like a great recipe that is sure to please everyone in my family! I love the simplicity but not skimping out on any taste! Thank you for turning me on to a new dinner idea 🙂

  2. This recipe would be perfect ! I have two kids under two years old 🙂 crock pot meals are my go to .
    -Anita solis

  3. Simple, yet delicious. Sounds so easy the way you do it…I am going to make up some meals in bags & freeze them for hectic days. Nothing could be easier than dropping them in the crock pot!

  4. I do enjoy Slow cooker meals also. They save so much time! My husband would certainly enjoy this meal too.

  5. This sweet and sour chicken looks delicious! Love the fact it can be prepared and frozen. Will be trying this soon. I have already pinned it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This looks amazing & it’s easy, even better! I am terrible about remembering to take something out of the freezer to make for dinner the next night so this is soo perfect for me! Thanks soo much 🙂

  7. I love recipes like this so that on busy days, I have something prepared in the freezer to toss in my crock and go!

  8. I love sweet & sour chicken! I love coming home from a long day at work and not having to fuss too much to get a meal on the table! Plus, I’ve got the ingredients for making this on hand! 🙂

  9. i am so often guilty of not taking out food the day before, this is awesome, i love freezer to done meals!

  10. I love sweet and sour chicken recipes and this one looks easy enough for me to make, I will be making some this week!

  11. I would love to try the Sweet and Sour Chicken, it’s something that I have never made but I do enjoy eating. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  12. Can you boneless, skinless thighs instead of breasts? Have a problem with breasts drying out for some reason in the crockpot.

    1. YES! I am actually getting some thighs next week from Zaycon and plan on using them in this recipe as well. My friend always uses thighs in the crockpot for that same reason. Thank you for the suggestion – and let me know how yours turns out!

  13. The recipe on the page is for white chocolate peppermint pie, not the sweet and sour chicken. Going to keep looking for it, just wanted to let you know!

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