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Sweet and Spicy Crockpot Chicken

User Rating 4 Star Rating (11 Reviews)


Sweet and Spicy Chicken
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This simple recipe combines sweet and sour sauce, barbecue sauce, and chicken in a five ingredient recipe with a fabulous flavor. The chicken becomes meltingly tender when cooked this way. You can add any other vegetable to this recipe; I added a chopped green bell pepper the last time I made it. Sliced carrots, zucchini, or any Asian vegetable would be delicious too.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 9 hours

Total Time: 9 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup purchased sweet and sour sauce
  • 3/4 cup purchased barbecue sauce
  • 1-2 Tbsp. cornstarch, if needed
  • 2 Tbsp. water, if needed


Combine all ingredients in 4-5 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked. If you'd like a thicker sauce, mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and add to the liquid; cover and cook 10-15 minutes until thickened. Serve over hot cooked rice or couscous.

Note: Remember, if you have a newer crockpot that cooks hotter, check the chicken at 6 or 7 hours. If your food burns, it was cooked too long. You must know if your crockpot cooks hotter before you start cooking.

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 5 out of 5
getting ready to fix this, Guest txskylark

i wish recipes came with crockpot instructions, top of the stove instructions and if possible, oven instructions. i dont have the 8 hours for the crockpot and started it on top of the stove and not sure how to proceed. it smells delicious, just want to make sure i cook it long enough. thx

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