5 Ingredients Slow Cooker Sriracha Chicken

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This delicious and simple shredded Slow Cooker Sriracha Chicken recipe uses only 5 ingredients. It can be used in a variety of ways from tacos to pizza topping.

This shredded Slow Cooker Sriracha Chicken recipe uses only 5 ingredients. It can be used in a variety of ways from tacos to pizza topping.

I don’t know what has taken me so long, but now I have fallen completely in love with Sriracha hot sauce! Like head over heals, put this stuff on everythaang!

Maybe I first needed to be in the country where Sriracha originates from, to be able to discover it for myself.

By the way, did you know that this famous hot sauce comes from Thailand? No? I didn’t either until a few weeks ago. Si Racha is a coastal town (and province) a couple hours south of Bangkok and apparently the home of Sriracha sauce.

The most common variety in North America is by the Rooster Brand (there is even a documentary about it) and that one is actually made in California.

Here in Thailand I have several brands to choose from and one even has a similar bottle as the Rooster Brand, but is called Three Mountains.

Although I have never had Rooster Brand Sriracha, I bet it is just as delicious as the Thai kinds that I have tried here.

This shredded Slow Cooker Sriracha Chicken recipe uses only 5 ingredients. It can be used in a variety of ways from tacos to pizza topping.

After having used Sriracha as a condiments on things like eggs, soup, fried rice (all of which get better with a little spicy sauce on top), I also wanted to see how it does as cooking sauce.

Surprise, surprise… It’s amaahhhzing and makes cooking so easy. There are literally on 5 ingredients listed in the recipe below. Besides the famous hot sauce not much is needed to make this Crockpot Sriracha Chicken.

It’s because Sriracha is made of chili, garlic, salt, vinegar and sugar (nothing else is listed on the ingredients list on my bottle). All of which impart amazing flavor into the chicken as simmers away in the slow cooker.

Your house will smell amazing too! When I made this 5 Ingredients Sriracha Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe, Konrad kept coming into the kitchen to inquire what I was making. He could barely wait for the crock pot to finish its work.

Once the Honey Sriracha Chicken is all tender, I shred it with 2 forks and add all of the cooking sauce back in. It’s wonderful just as is with a side of steamed rice. But our favorite way to eat the Sriracha shredded chicken has been in tacos.

This shredded Slow Cooker Sriracha Chicken recipe uses only 5 ingredients. It can be used in a variety of ways from tacos to pizza topping.

It’s like an epic culmination of my favorite cuisines. Spicy Thai Sriracha slow cooker chicken wrapped in Mexican whole wheat tacos.

Just add your favorite toppings over the meat in the tacos. Avocado and cilantro are really awesome with this.

If you like this, please:

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This shredded slow cooker Sriracha chicken recipe uses only 5 ingredients. It can be used in a variety of ways from tacos to pizza topping.
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Yield: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. chicken breast (4-5)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ cup Sriracha (chili garlic hot sauce)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
Instructions
  1. Place the chicken breasts and chopped onion in a slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl stir together Sriracha sauce, honey and lime juice. Add to the slow cooker and toss the chicken to coat it evenly with sauce.
  3. Cook for 3-4 hours on high (or 6-8 hours on low).
  4. Lift the chicken breasts from the slow cooker and shred with 2 forks. Add in as much of the cooking sauce as desired (I like it saucy and will often use all of it).
Notes
There are many different ways this shredded Sriracha chicken can be used. Our favorites:
- sprinkle the chicken with sesame, drizzle with soy or fish sauce to taste and serve along side steamed brown rice
- make tacos! Shredded chicken and toppings of your choice inside whole wheat tortillas wraps



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This shredded Slow Cooker Sriracha Chicken recipe uses only 5 ingredients. It can be used in a variety of ways from tacos to pizza topping.
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Comments

  1. says

    Wait, you’re in Thailand?! How awesome is that?! We were there 3 years ago, and I fell completely in love with Thai food…I wish you could mail me a big bowl of Tom Kha Gai! Love the looks of this chicken, so simple and easy, and looks absolutely delicious!

    • Regina says

      Yes, we fell in love with SE Asia and Thailand especially on pre-baby travels. We’ve now been here 2 months. Challenging at times but truly amazing!

  2. MC says

    I made this last night mainly because I had all the ingredients and wanted something easy. I served it with brown rice. It was good and the chicken was very tender, but the flavor was off just a little…maybe too vinegary? It think it really needs something else with it, like maybe avocado, beans, etc.

    • Regina says

      Ahh, sorry to hear you didn’t fully love this recipe. Sriracha does have a good amount of vinegar in it, and some brands probably more than others. Aside than adding a different component (like the avocado, beans you mentioned) adding a different taste profile to cut down the vinegar (sour) taste might help. My suggestion would be some soy sauce, which would add salty/savory flavor, although that would make it a “6” ingredient recipe 😉

  3. Bree says

    “Shred the chicken breasts with 2 forks and add in the cooking sauce.” Does this mean to add MORE sauce? Or just add the chicken back into the crockpot with the existing sauce after you’ve shredded it? Thanks!

    • Regina says

      Hi Bree,
      yes, I shred the chicken separately and add in as much of the cooking liquid/sauce as needed. I like it saucy and will often use almost all of it, but that’s not everyone’s preference. I will update the recipe to make it more clear.

  4. Steven says

    Absolutely LOVE this idea! Am I allowed to add this Yummly.com? Of course, I’d link to your original post but I like using that website/app to keep recipes together, especially when figuring out what to get at the grocery store.

    • Steven says

      Actually, I changed it a little bit. I didn’t have honey but I did have honey BBQ sauce. I added that to my sauce. It came out delicious!

      • Regina says

        Mmm…honey BBQ sauce sounds fantastic! And yes, please save to Yummly. I love it! Even added their share button to all my recipe posts to make it easy for everyone 🙂

  5. Kyla says

    This looks amazingly! My dad marinades EVERYTHING in sriracha! I don’t have lime juice though…. Anything I could substitute? Or coul I add the lime juice later during the cooking?

    • Regina says

      You could try substituting a splash of vinegar (like rice vinegar). But maybe it will be fine without it too?

  6. says

    Delicious! Found this on Pinterest and made it tonight as tacos. Very tasty and my sriracha-loving husband approved! This will be a staple for us because it’s so easy.

    • Regina says

      Perfect! I am so happy to hear this. Everyone needs a handful of these super simple and easy dinner recipes to fall back on 🙂

  7. Stephanie says

    I am slightly confused. “Add in as much of the cooking sauce as desired (I like it saucy and will often use all of it).” Does this mean you made more sauce and added it to the slow cooker after you shredded or just put the chicken back into the slow cooker with the original amount of sauce?

    Thanks! Sounds delicious and will be making it tomorrow.

    • Regina says

      Hi Stephanie, sorry for the confusion. I am not making any extra sauce, but usually add all of the cooking liquid after shredding the chicken (outside of the crockpot). Not everyone likes it as saucy, so I leave open how much sauce to add back in. Hope this makes sense?

    • Regina says

      Wonderful! I totally feel with your struggle of a picky husband 😉 Whenever I try something different, I feel the urge to put on a disclaimer that he may not like it 🙂 It means just the more to me to know your husband approved of this. Btw my husband is a huge fan of this chicken as well

  8. Tiffany says

    Hi – looovvveeee Sriracha – my favorite on anything. Only problem is I don’t like honey – is there anything I could substitute???

    thanks

  9. Regina says

    Hmm… my first thought would be to use brown sugar instead- probably 1/3 to 1/2 cup. Although I haven’t ever done this myself.

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