Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken—sweet and spicy tender pieces of saucy chicken made in your slow cooker.
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Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken
The Fourth of July is in just two days and what would be better to celebrate than firecracker chicken? This chicken is a little spicy thanks to the Sriracha sauce. But it’s not anything too crazy. I could totally handle it fine and I’m kind of a wimp. If you want it more spicy you can always add more Sriracha. If you’re scared of any spiciness then you can cut the Sriracha down to 3 tablespoons. It also has the perfect hint of sweetness.
For this particular recipe I really love the boneless chicken thighs. They come out so tender that you can easily cut them with a fork. I also think that bone-in chicken thighs or legs would be fantastic. I haven’t tried chicken breasts for this recipe but I think they would be just okay. Not as tender. If you end up trying it with chicken breasts let me know what you think.
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What Slow Cooker Did You Use?
To make Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken I used my Ninja Auto-iQ 6 Quart Slow Cooker.* My favorite feature of this slow cooker is that it has a stove top function. This is perfect for sauteing or browning before you slow cook. This slow cooker has four manual cooking functions: slow cook, stove top sear/Saute, steam, and bake.
Sweet and spicy tender pieces of saucy chicken made in your slow cooker.
- 1 ½ pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat
- ¼ cup sriracha
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic cloves
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch + 1 Tbsp cold water
- Place your chicken in the slow cooker.
- In a bowl stir together the sriracha, brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic. Pour it over the top of the chicken.
- Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until chicken is tender.
- Place chicken on a platter. Then stir together the cornstarch and cold water and add it into the slow cooker with the sauce. Turn the slow cooker to high and let the sauce thicken for a few minutes.
- Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve.
I used my Ninja Auto-iQ 6 Quart Slow Cooker.*
- Category: Chicken
- Method: Slow Cooker
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