Crazy Easy Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sweet & sour chicken or Sweet and sour chicken is a popular dish from the Chinese cuisine. This recipe consists of stir-fried diced meat, vegetables and pineapple in a sweet chili based sauce. This dish is always served with steamed rice on the side.

This crazy easy meal can be made in very little effort in a slow cooker or super fast in an Instant Pot.

How to Make Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken

Place chicken and veggies in slow cooker. In a small bowl whisk together sauce ingredients and pour over chicken.

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Cook on low for 4 hours. Remove chicken and cut into chunks or shred.

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Whisk ¼ cup pineapple juice (from chunks) with cornstarch and stir into slow cooker.

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Cook on high for 30 minutes to thicken sauce. Return chicken to slow cooker along with drained pineapple chunks, stir until combined.

Sweet & Sour Chicken

 

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Serve over rice if desired, garnish with green onion and sesame seeds.

How to Make Instant Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken

Press Saute on instant pot. Add about 1tbsp of oil and add chicken, cook until browned on both sides (~5 minutes).

Press Cancel/Off to turn instant pot off. Add remaining ingredients to the instant pot. Stir until combined then close lid. Turn instant pot on manual setting with high pressure for 5 minutes. When instant pot beeps, allow natural release for ~10 minutes. Stir instant pot sweet & sour sauce well before serving and serve over rice.

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sheri
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Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ lbs chicken breast
  • 2 carrots chunks
  • 1 red pepper chunks
  • 1 yellow pepper chunks
  • 1 onion chunks
  • 8 oz pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Garnish:
  • 2 tablespoons green onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • Sauce:
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chili paste

Instructions
 

  • Place chicken and veggies in slow cooker
  • In a small bowl whisk together sauce ingredients and pour over chicken
  • Cook on low for 4 hours
  • Remove chicken and cut into chunks or shred
  • Whisk ¼ cup pineapple juice (from chunks) with cornstarch and stir into slow cooker
  • Cook on high for 30 minutes to thicken sauce
  • Return chicken to slow cooker along with drained pineapple chunks, stir until combined
  • Serve over rice if desired, garnish with green onion and sesame seeds
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