This chicken has it all. A real kick of spice that bites at your tongue. But then it cools off right away with the coolness of the sauce that you’ve so generously drizzled all over it. And don’t forget the sweet tang. I would love to eat this every day. Seriously that good. I had to stop my teenager at a third helping because if you had seen his first two helpings you’d know trying to eat a third was just insane. But secretly I wished I could eat like that too. This meal was over way too fast.
You’ve got to love simple meals with few ingredients that taste like (or better) than something you’d get eating out, right? A four ingredient sauce goes over the chicken and into the crock. I was running late and started mine after lunch and it was still done in plenty of time for dinner. Or you could start it earlier in the day and cook on low. Deliciously simple either way.
Keep in mind when you are doing chicken in the crockpot that it can get overdone. If you are away from home all day then a programmable slow cooker is a great investment. I use this one but there are many less expensive (or more expensive) options depending on your budget and how many people you are trying to feed. Unless I’m doing a big pot of soup or a large roast the 3.5 quart works well for my family of 4 most days.
The sauce for this dish is also super easy and just has a few ingredients. The main thing you need to make is is the Sweet Chili Sauce. I found it at Trader Joe’s but most supermarkets should have the same thing in their Asian food section. A splash of hot sauce and honey and mix it all into some creamy cool mayo and greek yogurt (or you could just use one or the other). Just make sure you drizzle on a little more than is socially acceptable because you are at home and no one will know and because…yum!!
- 1 to 1½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ¼ cup Sriracha sauce
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- For the drizzle:
- ¼ cup mayo
- ¼ cup greek yogurt
- ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce
- Cut chicken into large bite sized chunks
- Place in crock
- In a bowl mix together Sriracha, ¼ cup honey, soy sauce and lime juice
- Pour over chicken, cover and cook on high for 2-4 hours or low for 5-7 until chicken is cooked through
- Whisk together drizzle ingredients
- Serve chicken with rice or noodles as desired with a generous drizzle of the sauce
I used a 3.5 quart crock and my chicken took 3 hours on high. Keep in mind the size of your crock and how hot it cooks so that you don't overcook your chicken
Drizzle sauce adapted from Damn Delicious
Drizzle sauce adapted from Damn Delicious Bang Bang Chicken.
Do you love easy chicken recipes for the slow cooker? Check out Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken:
Or how about Slow Cooker Honey Crispy Chicken: