We love this easy crockpot shredded sweet chicken recipe in chili sauce that can be used in different ways to suit your taste. Wrap in a sandwich or add to your favorite rice bowl. Flavorful pieces of shredded chicken!
Easy Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Chicken Recipe – Slow Cooked in Your Crockpot
Sweet Chicken Chili is one of our favorite “go to” dinners that cooks up nicely in your slow cooker or crockpot.
The nicest thing about sweet chili chicken is it’s very versatile. You can serve this chicken shredded on top of brown rice, or mix with cheese in a quick chicken quesadilla. Make extra chicken for your meal prepping bowls of protein, rice and vegetables.
This chicken recipe is simple with only a few ingredients needed to make this mouth-watering shredded chicken. Sweet and sassy chicken just perfect for the busy family on the go!
What Ingredients are Needed for this Chicken Recipe?
- Chili sauce
- Soy sauce
- Fresh Garlic
How Much Chicken to use in this Recipe?
For this Sweet Chili Chicken Recipe you want to use thicker, plumper chicken breasts. 1-1/2 lbs. of boneless chicken breasts is typically 3 plump breasts. Check chicken 2 hours after cooking on high – try not to over cook the chicken in the crockpot or slow cooker.
There are so many ways to use this delicious Sweet Chili Chicken.
- 1-1/2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts
- 1 cup chili sauce
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 cloves garlic, minced fine
Place chicken breasts in your crockpot or slow cooker. Lightly sprinkle both sides with salt & pepper.
Mix together the sauce ingredients and pour over chicken.
Cook on high for 2 - 2-1/2 hours or until chicken is cooked through.
When chicken is cooked through - shred using two forks.
Lunch or dinner meal prepping bowls are easy and delicious with this yummy chicken as your protein. Add in your starch and green vegetable and you are ready to go! This chicken packs well for lunch so don’t be afraid to make extra.
How to Serve Sweet Chili Chicken
- Serve shredded sweet chicken over your favorite rice.
- Regular or slider buns with shredded lettuce for a Sweet Chili Chicken sandwich. Don’t forget the sliced pickles.
- Combine this flavorful chicken in a rice bowl with a green vegetable and some sliced radishes for crunch. Use your favorite healthy rice or quinoa.
Can You Use Chicken Thighs for this Recipe?
Yes, we also love using flavorful boneless chicken thighs for this recipe. Remember to adjust cooking time for thicker pieces of thigh meat. Remember – Chicken thighs are finished cooking when the internal temperature reads 165°F.
What to Do with Leftover Sweet Shredded Chicken?
Simply store shredded chicken in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat leftovers in the microwave.