Slow cooked meals are so easy to do – especially on a busy weeknight. And this one doesn’t even have that many ingredients but you get so much flavor out of it. Spicy Asian Chicken is perfect for a little fakeway homemade take-away. The sweet chili sauce and Sriracha combine to make a sweet and spicy flavor that infuses into the chicken to make it so tender and juicy – it is literally falling off the bone!
You will need at least a 6 qt slow cooker for this recipe – you want to try to get the chicken almost in a single layer. Depending on the size of the drumsticks you get, there will likely be some overlapping. If you have a smaller unit – you could layer the sauce in with the chicken. But keep in mind that the bottom layer is going to cook much faster than the top layer. Be sure to finish the chicken in the oven. It helps to crisp up the chicken skin – which just adds another texture to the drumsticks.
I served this chicken as part of a little Asian Feast at house. I made a beef wonton soup and simple egg fried rice. Both are super easy to make but give you so much flavor. You could serve the chicken with plain sticky rice or some easy garlic noodles.
Now Let’s Get Cookin’!
Spicy Asian Chicken
- Slow Cooker – 6qt
- 16 Chicken Drumsticks
- 1 cup Mayo
- 4 Garlic Cloves minced
- ½ cup Sweet Chili Sauce
- ¼ cup Sriracha
- 1 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Dried Minced Onion
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients EXCEPT Chicken.
- Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker and spoon sauce over top. Cook on low for 6 hours.
- Preheat oven to 450deg. Transfer chicken to wire rack on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Cook for five minutes then turn over each drumstick and return to oven for 5 minutes more.
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