Sweet n’ Sour Chicken

by Kristine on November 30, 2011

in Crockpot Convenience, Dinner in a Dash, Gluten Free, Recipes

Sweet n Sour Chicken

I first posted this recipe as a guest post on Perfect Body Rx.

If we ever order Chinese food (which is not very often), Sweet n’ Sour pork or chicken is something that we always order. Naturally, this version skips the deep frying, and can be easily made on the stove or in a slow cooker. I actually prefer the stove-top method, as its quicker, and there is less chance of the chicken falling apart and drying out, as that can happen a bit easier in a slow cooker.

I served it with steamed broccoli and brown rice, but it would also be great with green beans, wilted kale or cauliflower.

Sweet n’ Sour Chicken

Makes 6 servings


6 x  3 oz chicken breasts
1 red onion (or regular onion), chopped in large pieces
One 14 oz can no-salt added tomato sauce
1/3 cup low carb or natural ketchup
1/3 cup dijon mustard (grainy or not.  I used grainy, but I’m thinking regular might have been prettier)
1 cup pineapple chunks (canned in juice, or fresh)
6 packets stevia


Slow Cooker Method: Cut raw chicken into large chunks.  Place everything but the chicken in the crock pot and mix until blended.  Place in raw chicken and stir until combined.  Cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours or LOW for 4-5 hours. Just until chicken is cooked through. Time may greatly depend on your slow cooker.

Stove Top Method: Cut raw chicken into large chunks. Spray a large skillet. Brown chicken on all sides, then add in all other ingredients. Let simmer for 15 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

Nutrition (heaping 1 cup)   Calories: 184   Fat: 2.4 g   Carbs: 21g   Sugars: 9.3 g   Fiber: 4g   Sodium: 530 mg   Protein: 23 g

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  • Meika 1216

    How many servings are in this dish? Looks great!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      6 servings. Need to add that.

  • Giorgio

    I love chicken dish

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