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Slow Cooker Spicy Lime Chicken

Slow Cooker Spicy Lime Chicken

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 511kcal


  • 2 ½ pounds chicken pieces with bones and skin (I used wings, drumsticks and thighs)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup Sriracha sauce
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 fresh limes optional


  • Heat oil and butter in large skillet over medium high heat (a bit more on the high side)
  • Season skin side of chicken with salt, pepper and thyme
  • Place skin side down in skillet (working in batches if needed to make sure chicken has plenty of room to stick to skillet)
  • Let chicken cook for about 6-8 minutes without moving until it gets a nice brown crust
  • Flip chicken and pour (or brush) with Sriracha
  • Let simmer an additional 3-4 minutes
  • Add lime juice to skillet and let it cook down for a minute or two turning chicken a couple times to coat
  • Transfer everything from the pan to the slow cooker and top with fresh sliced limes if desired
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 until chicken is cooked through


I cooked this in my 4 quart crock on high for 3 hours
You can also use a multicooker and skip the extra pan


Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 727mg | Potassium: 437mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 28.6mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2.2mg