Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken

I’m really excited to share this slow cooker sweet & sour chicken recipe with you today, for several reasons. One, it’s a slow cooker recipe. Need I say more? But it gets better. Some slow cooker recipes take all day to cook, which works great if I remember to look at my menu plan first thing in the morning. But what happens if you don’t get around to thinking about dinner until lunchtime? An 8-hour slow cooker recipe won’t work.

This slow cooker sweet & sour chicken, on the other hand, takes only two hours to cook, which is perfect for those days when you need to throw something together quickly but may not be home to stand over the stove.

Slow cooker sweet & sour chicken

Another reason I love this recipe is that clean up is a breeze, since you’re using a bag of frozen, pre-cooked grilled chicken. Normally, I’m not a huge fan of pre-cooked meats. But sometimes, they can be extremely handy in a pinch, and they are still much cheaper than eating out, especially if you buy them with a coupon.

slow cooker sweet & sour chicken

The final reason I like this recipe is that it’s a great “fake out” version of take-out Sweet & Sour Chicken. You can serve it over a bed of rice and even add some sweet peppers or pineapple to the mix if you desire.

Ingredients
1 bag (22 oz.) diced grilled chicken breasts
1 bell pepper, sliced (optional)
1 jar (18 oz.) apricot preserves (You can also look for apricot and pineapple preserves.)
1 jar (12 oz.) chili sauce
2 cups cooked rice

Instructions

Add the diced chicken

1. Place the chicken (and peppers, if desired) in your slow cooker.

mix the sauce
2. Mix together the apricot preserves and chili sauce in a small bowl.

Add the sauce

3. Add the sauce to the chicken and toss to coat.

slow cooker sweet & sour chicken

4. Cook on HIGH for two hours. Serve over rice.

Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Chicken
 
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This slow cooker sweet & sour chicken is perfect for days when you need a quick dinner but don't want to stand at the stove.
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 bag (22 oz.) diced grilled chicken breasts
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced (optional)
  • 1 jar (18 oz.) apricot preserves (You can also look for apricot and pineapple preserves.)
  • 1 jar (12 oz.) chili sauce
  • 2 cups cooked rice
Instructions
  1. Place the chicken (and peppers, if desired) in your slow cooker.
  2. Mix together the apricot preserves and chili sauce in a small bowl.
  3. Add the sauce to the chicken and toss to coat.
  4. Cook on HIGH for two hours. Serve over rice.

 

Note: This recipe is adapted from the easy three-ingredient sweet & sour chicken recipe at seededatthetable.com. Also note that this post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more details. And thanks for stopping by!

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