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Thai-Style Sweet Chili Chicken (slow cooker)

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How to Make Thai-Style Sweet Chili Chicken (slow cooker)
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A simple and delicious slow cooker dish that teams well served over rice noodles or cooked brown rice.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 480 min

Ingredients

2 1/2 lb whole chicken
1/4 cup Thai sweet chilli sauce
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp lemongrass, herb blend
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp cilantro, fresh, minced

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Place a small whole chicken in the crock of slow cooker.

  2. Mix sweet chili sauce, vinegar, chili powder, lemongrass herb blend in small bowl. Use a brush to coat all of the exposed chicken with the sauce.

  3. Sprinkle sesame seeds and minced cilantro over top of chicken. Cover and cook on LOW heat for 6-8 hours (3-4 hours on HIGH). Check internal temperature of chicken with an instant read thermometer to ensure it has reached 180°F (82°C).

Helpful Tip

If you wish you can use your hands and a sharp knife to remove the skin from the breast and sides before placing in the crock of the slow cooker. Nutrient analysis completed using skinless breast and leg portions of chicken. Many herbs are now available in tubes. Squeeze out the amount you need and avoid waste if you can't use them up on time.

Nutrition Info

Per 290 g serving Amount
Calories370
Protein55 g
Fat11 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Carbohydrate11 g
Fibre1 g
Sugar7 g
Cholesterol180 mg
Sodium450 mg
Per 290 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium21
Calcium4
Iron15
Vitamin A15
Vitamin C60
Vitamin B668
Vitamin B1248
Folate10
Zinc44