Sweet and Sour Chicken with Pineapple

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
This quick-to-prep recipe tastes a little like sweet-and-sour chicken. It’s delicious! —Francisca Mesiano, Newport News, Virginia
Sweet and Sour Chicken with Pineapple Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (12 to 14 ounces each), skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil. Transfer to a greased 4-qt. slow cooker. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; place pineapple over chicken. Whisk the brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, salt, ginger and reserved juice until smooth; pour over top.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving (calculated without rice): 572 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 188mg cholesterol, 627mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 69g protein.