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Skinny Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

This Skinny Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken is so delicious it’s almost like the real thing!

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Another favorite comfort food of mine is Chinese food. 

When I was a child I wasn’t impressed by Chinese food.

That is, until my dad introduced me to sweet and sour chicken. 

I’m not surprised that I loved the sweet and sour chicken when he introduced it to me. 

What kid doesn’t like deep fried chicken?

I think chicken nuggets are probably the most loved food of children. 

Weight Watchers Sweet and Sour Chicken on a bed of white rice

Now, as an adult, I love Chinese food.

However, I almost never order sweet and sour chicken because it’s probably one of the most unhealthy meals on the Chinese menu.  

Even though this Skinny Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken is not deep fried, it is still delicious.

There is a sweet taste to it and a sour element to it as well. 

It definitely reminds me of Chinese take out.

With it being a slow cooker recipe, it’s very easy to make. 

You basically set it and forget it!

This recipe goes great over the classic rice, or we have eaten it alone, as a main dish. 

Chicken is zero points, and like I’ve said before, I am getting sick of plain chicken breast. 

This recipe really jazzes up the chicken and is very versatile.

When we had it last, I served it as a main dish without rice and I paired it with a salad.

As you know, carbs equal more points, so I often try to have very little carbs at night and this recipe filled me up just fine with a salad. 

The pineapple in the recipe is also zero points because fruit is zero points as well. 

This makes for a great, fiber filled meal that will keep you full. 

I love the peppers in this recipe. 

The red adds to the sweetness and the green adds to the sour. 

It’s really a perfect combination. 

If you’re like me, you’re not a pro when it comes to ginger. 

The first time I bought ginger I really didn’t know what to do with it.

Weight Watchers Sweet & Sour Chicken on a bed of white rice

Treat it like you would a carrot. I wash it and peel it with a peeler and it works great.

I run it over a grater like this one and it’s quick and easy. 

Here’s a tip when working with chicken. 

I like to cut it up into chunks when it’s still a little frozen.

Cutting raw chicken thawed is one of the things I hate the most. 

There’s just something about raw chicken that grosses me out. 

It’s so much easier to cut when it’s partially frozen. 

I also like to garnish this recipe with a sprinkle of chopped scallions or green onions. 

Totally optional, but I think it adds some extra flavor.  

If you try this recipe, please let me know how you like this Skinny Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe!

Skinny Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken


1 cup chopped carrot
1/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/8 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons of this ingredient
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce (my favorite is here)
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger (my favorite grater is here)
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped into 1 inch pieces
2 cans of 8 oz pineapple chunks in juice, drained (make sure to drain them – the juice adds points)
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
Cooked white rice, each serving is 1/2 cup rice


Combine all ingredients into slow cooker.  Stir to mix well. 

Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. 

Serve as you wish, over rice or alone.  

This recipe makes 6 servings. 

Points for 2/3 Cups of Chicken Mixture and 1/2 Cup Rice:


***For the most accurate point count, go to the recipe builder in your W.W. app and enter this recipe. The Personal Points™ program is individualized, so the points could vary for you.***




Points for 2/3 Cups of Chicken Mixture without Rice:


***For the most accurate point count, go to the recipe builder in your W.W. app and enter this recipe. The Personal Points™ program is individualized, so the points could vary for you.***




I hope you love it as much as we do! Enjoy!




Wednesday 20th of March 2024



Sunday 23rd of October 2022

I think its really annoying that you seem to make at least one ingredient that we have to click the link to find out what it is. For this reason I will not be looking at any more of your recipes.


Sunday 23rd of October 2022

Hi Diana, Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me this comment. I find it funny that you can take the time to leave the comment, but yet you find it "annoying" to click on a link. I spend HOURS making these recipes, creating them in the kitchen, and creating the posts so YOU can find great FREE content to help you on your WW journey. God forbid you take a second to click on a link to find the ingredient so that I may be paid a VERY small amount for your enjoyment. Best wishes to you as you look for other content. Good luck! Carissa P.S. Is your middle name Karen by the way?


Wednesday 10th of February 2021

my family was not a fan of the pineapple chunks. could i use pineapple juice instead and how much would i use?


Sunday 16th of May 2021

Pineapple in hot food isn't for everyone. You could certainly try with the juice, just check to make sure the points aren't different that way.


Tuesday 25th of August 2020

If you haven’t tried this recipe, you really need to. It’s delicious and very filling. The only thing I did differently was double the liquid ingredients because I like it a little more saucy. I did add some pineapple juice to thin it out before putting it over my rice. I will be making this again. Thanks for the tasty recipe!


Monday 5th of October 2020

So glad you enjoyed it, Vickie! Thanks for stopping by! Carissa


Thursday 5th of March 2020

Hi there, this looks delish! I calculated this using monk fruit sweetener I buy in bulk at my grocery store, 0 points = 1/3 cup. I also bought a whole pineapple and cut it myself (0 points if you are on Blue or Purple) total for this meal 1 point per serving before adding the Rice. Thanks again for your delicious ideas.