Diva Tasting: Sweet N’ Sour Chicken Slow Cooker

Sweet N’ Sour Chickens in Slow Cooker


6 Tablespoons Cornstarch, Divided

½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder

¼ Teaspoon Ground Ginger

2 Pounds Skinless, Boneless Chicken Thighs, Cubed

1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil

1 (20 Ounce) Can Pineapple Chunks In Juice

½ Cup Chicken Stock

¼ Cup Rice Vinegar

¼ Cup Brown Sugar

2 Tablespoons Ketchup

3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

1 Medium Red Bell Pepper, Seeded And Chopped

2 Green Onions, Chopped


Step 1 Mix 2 tablespoons cornstarch, garlic powder, and ground ginger together in a small bowl. Toss chicken thighs in cornstarch mixture until they are evenly coated.

Step 2 Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in the skillet until browned on all sides, 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Step 3 Drain juice from the can of pineapple chunks into a measuring cup. You should have approximately 3/4 cup to 1 cup of juice.

Step 4 Mix 1/2 cup pineapple juice, chicken stock, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, and soy sauce together in a slow cooker. Add browned chicken pieces and stir to coat chicken with the sauce. Cook on Low for 3 1/2 hours.

Step 5 Whisk remaining 2 tablespoons cornstarch with remaining 1/4 cup pineapple juice. Stir cornstarch mixture into the slow cooker. Increase the slow cooker heat to High and add pineapple chunks and chopped red bell pepper.

Step 6 Cook on High until the sauce is bubbly and thickened and bell pepper is crisp-tender, about 30 minutes. Garnish with chopped green onion. Serves 6; Serve over jasmine rice, and tea.


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