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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken (+ Instant Pot) MEAL PREP + Recipe VIDEO

  • 225 minutes
  • Serves 6


1 1/2 lb

boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into bite-sized 1” cubes

2/3 cup

cornstarch (or arrowroot powder for Paleo friendly version)

1/4 tsp

black pepper

Cooking oil

1 cup

pineapple chunks


sweet bell peppers (I used 1 red, 1 green), deseeded and cut into 1" pieces

Sesame seeds, for garnish


1/3 cup

low sodium soy sauce (use gluten free Tamari or coconut aminos for paleo version)]

1/4 cup

chicken broth

3 tbsp

tomato paste or ketchup

3 tbsp

honey or brown sugar

1 1/2 tbsp

rice vinegar

2 tsp

oyster sauce

1 tsp

dark soy sauce (leave out if you can’t find this)

1/4 tsp

sesame oil


garlic cloves, minced

1/2 tsp

fresh ginger, minced

Corn starch slurry

2 tbsp

corn starch (or arrowroot powder) + 3 tablespoons cool water

For lunch bowls: cooked rice, quinoa or noodles, lunch containers