Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Lemonade Chicken

I must be on a lemonade kick or something . . . yesterday’s Raspberry Lemonade cupcakes and now this . . .
I saw the ingredients to this recipe and thought that it sounded different, but yummy. Who knew that lemonade concentrate would make slow cooked chicken taste so good?
If you like sweet and sour sauce, I really think that you will love this chicken. It’s kind of a fun spin on the lemon chicken you would find at a Chinese restaurant.
I shredded our chicken as soon as it was finished and served it over rice and stir-fry vegetables . . . it was an easy and delicious meal!

Serves: 4-6

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Lemonade Chicken

10 minPrep Time

8 hrCook Time

8 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 4 chicken breasts (I used frozen ones)
  • 1 (6 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 5 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons cold water
  • Sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. Combine lemonade, brown sugar, ketchup, and vinegar in a bowl. Mix well and pour over chicken breasts.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from the slow cooker.
  5. Mix cornstarch and cold water together.
  6. Simmer the remainder of the sauce over medium heat on your stove top and add cornstarch mixture to the sauce, stirring until incorporated. Let sauce cook over medium heat for a couple minutes (about 5) or until the sauce has thickened.
  7. Pour sauce over chicken, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve.
Recipe adapted from Crock Pot Chicken.
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17 Responses to “Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Lemonade Chicken”

  1. Hi Six Sisters,
    BRAVO once again on another awesome recipe!!! I just love your site! Whenever I post I get the word out there I you guys, especially on your recipes, their just so easy! Feel free to link to, I always have something going on too. KEEP IT COMIN GIRLS!!! Bravo once again!
  2. Camille
    Made this tonight and everyone LOVED it ( I have 5 kids ages 1-12)!!! The baby had 2 helpings! I see that others have commented that this was too tart. Maybe they added a whole 12 oz lemonade concentrate? Our stores around here only sell the lemonade concentrate in the 12oz sizes, so I had to make sure I halved it before adding. Just a guess. It had just the perfect amount of "tang" to it that a sweet and sour dish usually has. Thanks so much for this great recipe!!!
  3. I made this last night and the kids were not impressed. I doubled the recipe using a 12oz can and froze half in a bag with chicken to crock cook later. I think if I try it again I will tweak it some. Overall the sauce was good. It gives me some ideas!

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