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Slow Cooker Sriracha Chili Chicken

This slow cooker Sriracha chili chicken makes an easy weeknight dinner without having to order take-out. Simmered in a flavorful and spicy Sriracha chili sauce, this is sure to become a family favorite.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword slow cooker asian chicken recipe, slow cooker chicken recipe, sriracha recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 438 kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts left whole
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1/4-1/3 cup Sriracha you can adjust more or less depending on your heat tolerance
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce can substitute with gluten free tamari or coconut aminos for paleo-friendly version
  • 1/3 cup honey can substitute with agave
  • 3 tablespoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes* or use 1 whole red Thai chili pepper, seeded, finely chopped, to taste (see notes)

Cornstarch Slurry:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch** see notes
  • 2 tablespoon lukewarm water

Toppings for Garnish (optional):


  1. Lightly spray the bottom of the crockpot with cooking spray. Place the chicken in the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. Whisk together the garlic, ginger, Sriracha, soy sauce, honey, vinegar and sesame oil and pour mixture over chicken.
  3. Cook on high for 2 to 3 hours (depending on your crockpot - mine was done at 2 hours), until chicken is cooked through. Toss in the crushed red pepper flakes or red Thai chili if desired. (You may choose to leave out the red peppers depending on your heat tolerance).
  4. After the chicken is cooked through, whisk together the cornstarch slurry and pour into the crockpot, mixing well with the sauce. Cook for another 20 minutes on high until the sauce thickens up.
  5. Shred or cut chicken into bite-sized cubes.
  6. Serve chicken with rice or noodles as desired and a generous heaping of sauce.
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and fresh cilantro.

Recipe Notes

* Omit or adjust the amount of crushed red pepper flakes or red Thai chili depending on your heat tolerance

** Adjust amount of Sriracha depending on your heat tolerance

Use more or less cornstarch depending on how thick you want the sauce

**Every crockpot has different cooking times depending on the manufacturer. Please adjust cooking times as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Sriracha Chili Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 recipe))
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 1723mg72%
Potassium 941mg27%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 14.7mg18%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.