Gluten Free Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

Gluten free slow cooker sweet and sour chicken is a perfect weeknight dinner! Full of flavor, this is a hands-off dinner everyone loves.

Back to School season has started for us and that means that suddenly I have very little time to get dinner on the table. Thankfully, my slow cooker has been earning its keep lately. This past week, I decided to make Gluten Free Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken.

I love sweet and sour chicken, when I went gluten-free I quickly realized that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy that delicious food anymore at least not take-out because of the wheat in the sauce.

Gluten Free Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken Photo

Thankfully, it’s fairly simple to make at home and this was delicious too. I made the chicken and the sauce in the slow cooker, and then I simply made rice just before I was ready to serve it to top it over.

Gluten Free Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken Picture

If you do make this in the slow cooker, keep in mind the chicken is going to be slow cooked, which means it’s going to be fall-off-the-bone-style chicken instead of the crispy chicken that you may be used to. I used boneless chicken thighs to make this, you can use chicken breast; however, we prefer chicken thighs.

Gluten Free Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken Image

I was able to prep this the night before, and then simply keep it in the fridge until morning. Once we were heading out the door, I put it in the slow cooker and it was ready to cook. At some point in between school and after school activities, we enjoyed this dish and even had some for lunch the next day!

I have a few more recipes that I’ve tried to similar to this included rosemary chicken and chicken teriyaki that I’ll be sharing too. I’ve found just about any recipe that we enjoy baked, works the same way in the slow cooker and it’s just easier come dinnertime.

Gluten Free Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken Pic

Are you ready for a bite? It’s time to make it!

Be sure to pair it with some Gluten-Free Spring Rolls.


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Gluten Free Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1 clove Garlic, crushed
  • 8 ounces Pineapple Chunks, with juice
  • 1 Green Pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Distilled White Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • Cooked Rice


  1. In a 6-quart slow cooker, spray with non-stick spray or place a liner inside.
  2. Place the chicken on the bottom.
  3. Top with the garlic, pineapple and juice, green pepper, and onion.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the sugar, water, vinegar, soy sauce, and ketchup.
  5. Evenly pour over the chicken and veggies.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  7. Carefully uncover, mix in the cornstarch.
  8. Cover and cook on low for another 15 minutes to thicken.
  9. Serve the chicken with sauce over cooked rice.


Cooking Method:
Slow Cooker
Gluten Free
Gluten Free Dinners
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Author: Kristy Still
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 480 minutes
Total Time: 500 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 133
Calories 472

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 329mg
Total Carbohydrate 39g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 32g
Protein 40g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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