Spicy Chinese Chicken For 2

Prep Time
Cook Time
6h 15m
Ready In

"You can use chicken thighs or chicken breast for this recipe I prefer using thighs, but, if you are using the breasts, cook them for the shortest time as they tend to dry out when cooked in the slow cooker. I serve this on top of white rice and drizzle the sauce over the rice. If gluten intolerant make sure you are using gluten free chicken stock and soy sauce."

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (314.3 g)
  • Calories 554.2
  • Total Fat - 38.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 223.4 mg
  • Sodium - 937.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 4.8 g
  • Protein - 38.9 g
  • Calcium - 37.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a bowl, combine chicken stock, chilli sauce, soy sauce, molasses, rice vinegar and brown sugar, stirring well to insure sugar is dissolved. Add garlic, gingerroot and peppercorns.

Step 2

Arrange chicken over bottom of crock-pot.

Step 3

Top chicken with green onion and cover with sauce.

Step 4

Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high for 2 ½ to 3 hours, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with fork.

Step 5

If you prefer a thick sauce, add the cornstarch and water mixture; give this a bit of a stir and let cook another 1/2 hour.

Step 6

If you like a crispy skin, place the chicken pieces on a baking sheet under a preheated broiler for a couple of minutes.


No special items needed.

26 Reviews


Ten stars, if I could! This was absolutely delicious and the sauce is to die for! I did choose to add a bit of cornstarch slurry to thicken up the sauce, but it really didn't need it. Even though 2 tablespoons of Sriracha sounds like a lot, it really wasn't that spicy and the DH had to add a bit more. Not me. Thanks for sharing, this is going into my Best of 2023 file! Made for Food, Friends and Fun - For your Consideration tag game.


review by:
(11 Mar 2023)


My husband loved this dish and has requested it again. The chicken was tender and flavorful. I didn't care for the sauce but my dh loved it. Spicy, and delicious he said. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for Alphabet tag 2020.


review by:
(7 May 2020)

Chef Potpie

We really enjoyed this tasty chicken! I had a bag of 8 skinned bone-in thighs in the freezer just waiting for a purpose, so I tripled the recipe, except for the hot sauce. I have a tendency to make things too hot for myself, trying to get it hot enough for hubby, so I used half the amount it would have been if tripled. It was "just right" spicy for me, and he added more at the table. The chicken was just sweet enough and fell off the bone. So moist and tender! I will make this one again!


review by:
(11 Feb 2020)


Absolutely delicious...the hubby said it was the best chicken he ever had...and he really doesn't care for chicken...this is a keeper and it's going on my best of 2019 list...made for "Alphabet" tag game at FFF


review by:
(27 Oct 2019)


Loved the idea of cooking in the crock pot! Found that after the cooking time, the chicken was a little rubbery,, so I did put it under the broiler. Also doubled the ingredients to thicken the sauce. I ended up with 6 thighs, and increased other ingredients accordingly....that may have been why I had to add more thickening ingredients. The taste was wonderful, and isn't that what we are looking for? Thanks for sharing! Made for FYC tag game.


review by:
(12 Dec 2015)


This was yummy with domestic rabbit. I cut back on the hot sauce for DH. Cooked in oven, covered. 300 degrees for 2 hours.


review by:
(23 Feb 2015)

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