Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker Recipe: Asian Inspired Chicken

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Hoisin, soy sauce and brown sugar and something spicy makes for one flavorful Asian inspired sauce. Use it on shredded chicken over rice for a hearty meal.

Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker Recipe - Asian Inspired Chicken

This post is one of a new series I’ll be making recipes for. If you’ve never put a whole chicken in a slow cooker you are seriously missing out. Here are 3 reasons why:

1. It’s easy – take the plastic off, put an onion in it, and stick it in the slow cooker.

2. It makes a lot – a whole chicken can yield 3-4 cups of shredded chicken. We get 2 meals out of it.

3. It’s cheap – buy a 6-7 pound chicken for 6-7 bucks (or less) and John and I can get 2 meals out of it.

I have a post explaining how to cook a whole chicken in a slow cooker, but basically, place chopped onions in the slow cooker, set the chicken breast side down in the slow cooker, and stuff the chicken with onions, garlic and lemons. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or until cooked through at 165. Remove the chicken, shred for meat and enjoy.

You can jazz the chicken up with all the flavor and spice combinations that your heart desires, but even just a few onions is enough to make a delicious dish with little prep.

The sauce is the star of this dish. It originated from my spicy ground pork and green beans recipe, which really isn’t much other than a way to make a cheap meal that still has tons of flavor.

Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker Recipe: Asian Inspired Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups shredded chicken
  • 3 tbsp hoisin
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 green onions, chopped

In a large bowl, add the shredded chicken. In a smaller bowl, stir the hoisin, soy sauce, light brown sugar and Sriracha hot sauce together.

In a medium sauce pan, add the rice and water. Cover and bring to a boil, then simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the liquid is gone.

Pour the Asian inspired sauce over the chicken. Microwave for one minute or until chicken is warmed through.

Serve the rice on a plate and top with the chicken. Sprinkle chopped green onions on top and enjoy!

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