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Honey Sriracha Chicken

This slow cooker honey sriracha chicken is the BEST. This easy and healthy recipe only requires 5 ingredients and is perfect for meal prep.

Honey sriracha chicken

This honey sriracha chicken is spicy, sweet, and absolutely delicious. It's full of flavor, packed with protein, and simply the BEST. This recipe is easy to make because it only requires 5 ingredients and a slow cooker!

This honey sriracha chicken tastes amazing and can be enjoyed so many ways! It's perfect for meal prep on rice, with veggies, as a wrap, on a salad, or in a bowl. Make sure you have these ingredients so you can try this recipe ASAP!

What ingredients do I need for this recipe?

This recipe only requires 5 ingredients. One thing I love about the ingredients in this recipe is that it's combining several typical pantry ingredients to make something new and delicious! Here's what you'll need:

  • Chicken breast - This recipe calls for 2 lbs of chicken breast (or about 3 large ones). I've used raw and frozen chicken for this recipe and both work.
  • Sriracha - This will add some spice to the sauce!
  • Honey - To contrast with the spice, the honey will add some sweetness.
  • Coconut aminos or soy sauce - Either one of these sauces will add a little salty and sweet flavor to the sauce.
  • Garlic powder - Adding a small amount of garlic will make a big difference!

Can I make substitutions for this recipe?

I usually stick to the recipe, but there are some substitutions you can make based on dietary preferences and what you have available in your fridge. I haven't tried any of these substitutions but let me know if you do!

  • Chicken breast - Raw or frozen chicken will work for this recipe. Instead of chicken breast, you can try chicken thighs.
  • Sriracha - The is key to the recipe so I would recommend using this.
  • Honey - Honey is another key ingredient, but if you don't like honey or you're out, you could try a maple syrup.
  • Coconut aminos or soy sauce - Either one of these will work great for the sauce.
  • Garlic powder - You could use fresh garlic if you have that! I usually just use a powder because it's easier .

What equipment do I need for this recipe?

The only equipment you need for this recipe is a slow cooker. All you need to do is dump everything into a slow cooker and let it cook!

What is the process?

Get ready to read the easiest cooking process.

  • Place chicken breast into slow cooker.
  • Mix all sauce ingredients together (coconut aminos, honey, sriracha, garlic powder).
  • Pour the sauce over chicken into the slow cooker.
  • Cook on high 3-4 hours.
  • Remove the chicken from the sauce and shred. Use two forks or a standing mixer with a dough hook to shred the chicken.
  • Add the shredded chicken back to the sauce.
  • Enjoy!

How should I eat this?

This honey sriracha chicken can be enjoyed in so many ways! Here are some ideas of how you can incorporate the chicken:

  • Wraps
  • Rice
  • Salads
  • Quinoa
  • Bowls

Looking for something similar?

If you love slow cooker recipes, try my Healthy Buffalo Chicken! If BBQ is more your thing, I would recommend the BBQ Chicken Nachos.

Can I have the recipe?

If you try this recipe and love it, please rate it and me know your thoughts! I hope you enjoy this honey sriracha chicken as much as I do.

These are the ingredients for honey sriracha chicken. There is a bowl of large frozen chicken breasts and smaller bowls of the sauce ingredients which are buffalo sauce, honey, liquid aminos, and garlic powder.
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4.94 from 29 votes

Honey Sriracha Chicken

This slow cooker honey sriracha chicken is the BEST. This easy and healthy recipe only requires 5 ingredients and is perfect for meal prep.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy dinner, honey srirach chicken, slow cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breast about 3 large
  • ½ cup sriracha
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

Instructions

  • Place chicken breast into slow cooker.
  • Mix all sauce ingredients together (coconut aminos, honey, sriracha, garlic powder).
  • Pour the sauce over chicken into the slow cooker.
  • Cook on high 3-4 hours.
  • Remove the chicken from the sauce and shred.
  • Add the shredded chicken back to the sauce.

Notes

  • You can use fresh or frozen chicken breasts for this recipe. 

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 931mg | Potassium: 611mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 78IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
This is a bowl of honey sriracha chicken. The chicken is shredded in a large glass clear bowl.
This is the honey sriracha chicken right before it cooks. There is a slow cooker with the chicken breasts topped with the sauce ingredients.
These are the ingredients for honey sriracha chicken. There is a bowl of large frozen chicken breasts and smaller bowls of the sauce ingredients which are buffalo sauce, honey, liquid aminos, and garlic powder.
Recipe Rating




Laurel

Saturday 9th of December 2023

Amazing! This is a go to favorite when we get stuck in the "I don't know what do you want to eat?" rut.

Jordan Smith

Monday 11th of December 2023

We love to serve over rice, greens, in a burrito, etc to make it feel like a different meal every time!

Amy

Monday 8th of May 2023

Hi Jordan,

I have a question about using frozen chicken—is there a change in time (or should I defrost the chicken before I put it in the slow cooker)? I am a beginner, so sorry for the probably stupidly obvious question!

Thx

Jordan Smith

Tuesday 9th of May 2023

Hi Amy, no such thing as a stupid question! I'd recommend thawing the chicken before putting into the slow cooker as the cook time will take much longer from frozen and there's a chance the meat will sit in "the danger zone" for too long. BUT, technically you can cook from frozen — there's just a slight risk involved with the meat cooking safety, according to guidelines. Hope that helps!

Shelby

Tuesday 11th of April 2023

SO GOOD! The sweet kick this recipe has is perfect! We added cheese & bacon all on sweet Hawaiian buns. Will definitely make again!

Catherine

Tuesday 27th of December 2022

I’m so excited to make this for my next meal prep session. I don’t have a slow cooker- how can I adapt this for oven cooking?

Jordan Smith

Thursday 12th of January 2023

Hi Catherine,

I think the best way to simulate a slow cooker experience in the oven is to use something like a dutch oven or other big, oven-safe pot at a low temperature. I've replicated oven recipes in the slow cooker and vice versa using this method. How low you go in temperature depends on how much time you have—I use a food thermometer and check every so often.

Kelsey W

Saturday 19th of November 2022

One of my favorite meals to meal prep. I love the balance of the honey and sriracha. Served it over rice and it was so flavorful.