Ready for an easy Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe? You will love how simple this crockpot Chinese takeout inspired recipe comes together.
Sweet and sour chicken is a weakness! Pair with a bed of white rice, and dinner is served in our house. Here you have a homemade sweet and sour chicken in the slow cooker.
Simple, easy, and just as good as ordering takeout. The best part of all about making it at home, you have leftovers!
If you like this recipe, you'll probably like this Crockpot Chicken and Rice Casserole too.
Table of contents
- Ingredients Needed
- Supplies Used in This Recipe
- How to Make Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken
- What To Serve With Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Is orange chicken the same as sweet and sour?
- What can I use instead of pineapple in sweet and sour?
- How long is sweet and sour chicken good for?
- Can I freeze sweet and sour chicken?
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- Orange Juice
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Soy Sauce
- Ginger Paste
Supplies Used in This Recipe
How to Make Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken
Dump Ingredients | Take all your ingredients and dump right in the crock pot.
Stir and Cook | Give the mixture a good stir and then cook as directed in the printable recipe card below.
Serve | Once done, stir once more, and serve up!
What To Serve With Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Rice - white, brown, or even Jasmine rice
- Cauliflower Rice
- Rice Noodles
- Or eat alone!
Is orange chicken the same as sweet and sour?
Orange chicken and sweet and sour are similar but there is a difference. Orange chicken has an orange flavor, as it uses citrus to flavor.
Whereas sweet and sour uses pineapple, soy sauce, and other ingredients for a sweet and savory take.
What can I use instead of pineapple in sweet and sour?
If you would like go right ahead and leave the pineapple out of the sweet and sour slow cooker recipe. It adds some sweetness but is not a must make.
You can add just some pineapple juice to help give some sweetness without needing the chunks of pineapple.
How long is sweet and sour chicken good for?
3-4 days is what you can expect on terms of being stored in the refrigerator. Make sure it is in an airtight container so it doesn't take on other flavors of the foods in your refrigerator.
Can I freeze sweet and sour chicken?
Transfer your chicken and sauce mixture into a freezer bag or airtight freezer container. Store in the freezer for 2-3 months.
Then thaw in the fridge until it is fully thawed. Reheat in the microwave or on low heat on the stove.
Don't heat on the stove too high of heat or it can burn the sauce. Since it is a sugary mixture it will burn easy, so stir often.
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Let me know how you enjoy this Chinese sweet and sour chicken with pineapple. It is the perfect dish for any night of the week. And even picky eats, will want one more scoop of this Chinese chicken!