Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Chicken - Slender Kitchen
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Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Chicken

By Kristen Mccaffrey
  
adapted from: howsweeteats.com
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249
Calories 
14g
Carbs 
6g
Fat 
31g
Protein 
5
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

This is a seriously delicious chicken recipe - it's a touch sweet from the brown sugar, a touch salty from the soy sauce, and with just enough heat from the Asian chili garlic paste. Last night if you were in my kitchen, you would have witnessed us messily eating it out right out of the slow cooker while we waited for the rice to finish up. It wasn't a pretty site, but it was too good to wait. And today you would have seen me stuffing it into lettuce wraps with some mandarin oranges, shredded cabbage, and chopped cashews. It makes really good leftovers.

Let's talk about the recipe for a minute. I decided to use boneless and skinless chicken thighs because I wanted to make sure the chicken stayed nice and moist. Chicken breast would also work as would pork tenderloin or a lean, trimmed pork shoulder. In terms of the spice quotient, you can adjust it to your preferences and you can also add more afterwards or on the side. Finally, I highly recommend reducing the cooking liquid after to create an amazing sauce/drizzle for the chicken. It's worth the extra 15 minutes.

Prep Time

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Chicken

140
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Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

6
  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce (GF if needed)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (or honey or agave)
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. ginger, minced

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
6 oz.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249
Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
1%
Saturated Fat 2g
1%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
0%
Cholesterol 132mg
0%
Sodium 1 138mg
49%
Total Carbohydrate 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 10g
Protein 31g

Directions

  1. Stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, chili garlic paste, garlic, and ginger in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add the chicken and stir to coat the chicken completely.
  2. Cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken is fully cooked. Shred using two forks.
  3. Optional but highly recommended: Add the liquid from the slow cooker into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and boil for 8-10 minutes until it reduces by half and thickens. Toss chicken in this sauce or drizzle on top.
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  • Kelly Mergard's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

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    LOVE this recipe. Tastes like bourbon chicken! Only thing is I'm having a problem with the portion sizing..with 6oz serving I only had 3 servings when all done. I had gotten 1.9lbs raw chicken thighs. Maybe I need to buy more than 2lbs to get 6 servings of 6oz portions?
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  • Murielle Boucher's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

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    This is now a favorite in our home! Tasty, easy to make, low in calories, and leftovers are great for the lunchbox.
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  • Crystal Rascon's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    3956
    Great find! It was almost like Chinese, especially since I added veggies to it. Excellent for a fast dinner! Also, I added sesame seeds and it was even better!
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  • Susan Amerikaner's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    3956
    I made this and put leftovers in the freezer. We had some tonight (about a month later) and it was fantastic! I serve with cucumber salad and rice for my husband-- and for me II use Trader Joes' frozen Riced Cauliflower. With the delicious sauce from this chicken, the cauliflower tastes like rice! For those of you trying to skimp on rice, I highly recommend trying riced cauliflower with this dish. I am going to make this again soon! It freezes great!
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  • Kristen Castellanos's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    3956
    Wonderfully delicious!!! So tasty! I have recommended to many friends. Since it is low in WW points, I have made it into 3 servings instead of 4 and serve each with 1/4 cup rice. Eaten as a rice bowl is amazing!
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  • Briony Beckstrom's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    3956
    This recipe was packed with flavor and super delicious. My husband and I are trying to eat more healthy and one of my husband's biggest complaints is how healthy food tastes like cardboard. Not this one! We were both licking the bowls clean. I think my only complaint is that there won't be enough liquid for tomorrow's leftovers.
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  • Kate Mills's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    3956
    Made this last night and had leftovers today. Really easy and delicious!
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  • Deborah Cantwell's picture
    3

    Average: 3 (1 vote)

    3956
    This is actually 6 Smart Points per serving, when using the nutritional information provided in the Weight Watchers Calculator.
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