Slow cooker chicken with sriracha is the perfect slow cooker meal for all of you who love spicy food. The flavors of sriracha hot sauce, stewed tomatoes and slow cooked chicken in a crock pot or slow cooker are amazing.  What you have are endless dinner possibilities.

Slow Cooker Sriracha Chicken is Tender, Moist and delicious on a plate

Slow Cooker Sriracha Chicken Recipe

The wonderful flavors of this slow cooker chicken recipe are the spicy tang of sriracha hot sauce, stewed tomatoes and sweetness from honey and brown sugar. You can cook the chicken to where it’s tender to be eaten as a whole piece. Or you can slow cook the chicken longer to have it super fork tender and shredded to perfection. That’s what happens when you make chicken recipes in the slow cooker, you can have different textures for different dishes.

Slow Cooker Sriracha Chicken is Tender, Moist and delicious with a ladle

Juicy Crock Pot Chicken with Sriracha Hot Saice

The juices from the stewed tomatoes in this slow cooker chicken recipe add the nice light sauce that can be poured over pasta or rice. This spicy sriracha chicken recipe pairs perfectly with hearty starches. Great pairings are with penne pasta and even brown rice. If you only want to eat the chicken when it’s shredded,  add them to tortillas for sriracha slow cooker chicken tacos. Or into slider buns for chicken sliders.

If you want extra flavor, use chicken thigh meat. The dark meat will take about the same time to cook and it’ll be super juicy and amazing. If you like both types of white and dark meat, you can use both as well for this recipe. What ever you do, it’ll be delicious.  This recipe has not been tested with bone-in chicken yet, but if you try it please leave a comment below for the results. Thanks and enjoy!

Our Favorite Cookers & Goodies for Entertaining:

Whether you prefer a slow cooker, pressure cooker, or a multi-cooker, these kitchen counter appliances help make dinner a little easier for the busy household, plus with an added bonus of some of our favorite finds for entertaining:

The Crockpot 6qt. Slow Cooker – The original slow cooker. On this on the lid locks down which is great for transporting to potlucks and such. Simple, inexpensive and reliable.
Instant Pot Multi-use Pressure Cooker – It has cult-like following for a reason. It’s a pressure cooker and so much more. Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, & Yogurt Maker. It’s awesome! If  you want a pressure cooker that has a few more bells and whistles (like hands free steam release), this Breville Pressure Cooker is also great.
Cuisinart Multi-Cooker – If pressure cooking is a not your thing but want a bit more than just a slow cooker, this multi-cooker is perfect for you. It can Sauté, Steam, and Slow Cook. Perfect to create those one pot meals.

Slow Cooker Sriracha Tomato Chicken

Please read recipe post for more recipe details. Add some carrots and poatoes in there for a great Asian Sriracha Chicken Soup!
5 from 3 votes


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 14 oz canned stewed or diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger , minced
  • 3 Tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce , or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce (or use Tamari Fish Sauce for Gluten Free)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt , to taste


  • In slow cooker, combine all ingredients except for the chicken. Combine the ingredients well.
  • Add chicken and push it into the sauce until it's immersed.
  • Slow cook the chicken for about 4 hours on HIGH or 6-8 hours on LOW, or until the chicken becomes the texture that you want.
  • For a more soft, shredded chicken, cook it longer. Taste the sauce then add additional salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Serve chicken with rice, pasta and make sure to pour the delicious sauce over everything! Or shred the chicken in tacos.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 353kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 50g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 145mg, Sodium: 1741mg, Potassium: 1134mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 254IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 2mg

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