Sweet and Sour Chicken – Freezer to Crockpot Meal

Enjoy this 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

Sweet and Sour Chicken – Freezer to Crockpot Meal

Slow cooker meals are one of the easiest ways to get dinner going.  There is nothing better than walking out to my freezer, grabbing a ziploc bag, opening it and tossing it in the crockpot knowing that my delicious dinner is going to be ready when we’re ready.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Freezer Meal

This sweet and sour chicken recipe only takes a few moments to prep and can easily be frozen ahead of time or tossed in the crockpot when you are ready.

Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken

I recently got my order from Zaycon Chicken 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 πŸ™‚

Now, here is my 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 – Freezer to Crockpot Meal
Recipe Type: Dinner
Author: Tracy @ HavingFunSaving.com
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Serves: 6
Savor the flavors of this Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe now or make it as a Freezer to Crockpot Meal. This recipe is prepped in just 10 minutes!
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 3/4 – 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 3/4 – 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 20 oz can pineapple (chunks in 100% juice)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  1. Toss all the ingredients into a large freezer ziploc bag and freeze until ready for use
  2. Thaw overnight and cook on low for 6 hours
  3. Shred or break apart chicken into smaller pieces before serving and place back into juices in crockpot for 15-30 mins for added flavor
  4. Serve over rice
  5. 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.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Freezer to Crockpot Meal

I hope you and your family enjoy this Sweet and Sour Chicken Freezer to Crockpot Recipe as much as we do!

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Looking for more Freezer to Crockpot Meals?  Check out this Ranch Chicken Recipe.

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39 thoughts on “Sweet and Sour Chicken – Freezer to Crockpot Meal

  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 πŸ™‚

  2. This recipe would be perfect ! I have two kids under two years old πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

  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! πŸ™‚

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

  10. 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.

    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!

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