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5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Chicken

This SUPER simple slow cooker sweet chili chicken has just 6 ingredients!  And this chicken makes a perfect base for so many recipes, including quesadillas, rice bowls and tacos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Servings: 12
Calories: 113kcal


  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use reduced sodium)

After Cooking:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • Cilantro


  • Stir together the sweet chili sauce, chicken stock, salt and soy sauce in the base of a slow cooker.
  • Add the chicken and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
  • After 3 hours, stir together the water & cornstarch. Add to the slow cooker and stir.
  • Turn the slow cooker to high and cook for 20-30 minutes until slightly thickened (keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn).
  • Pull the chicken out of the slow cooker and shred using two forks.
  • Pour as much sauce as you'd like over the shredded chicken (I used just over half), and stir to coat.
  • Garnish with cilantro.


If you are using full sodium soy sauce, omit the salt, or taste and add if necessary before serving.
This recipe makes 6 cups of shredded chicken. 
Nutritional information is for 1/2 cup shredded chicken, roughly 3.5 oz or half a chicken breast.


Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 569mg | Sugar: 2g