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Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Chicken

by Laura

This recipe for slow cooker sweet and spicy chicken comes from Prudence Pennywise. My family loves Mexican food and we love the recipe I have for Cafe Rio Sweet Pork. So sweet chicken sounded equally tasty. I’m also always up for a good recipe made in my slow cooker.

I have to admit, I tasted the chicken after cooking and I probably added about 1/8 of a cup addition brown sugar. I wanted a little more sweetness. Also, I would do the whole 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes next time, I only did the 1/4 teaspoon.

After shredding my chicken and putting it back in the juices, it didn’t absorb very much of the juice. It was still pretty soupy. So I mixed 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water. I added that to the chicken and turned the crock pot up on high for 30 minutes. That seemed to do the trick. (Note: I have also just drained off the excess juice before serving) The whole family loved this chicken. I should also point out, I used a can of petite diced tomatoes that had sweet onion in it. Thanks Prudyfor this slow cooker sweet and spicy chicken!

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Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Chicken


Ingredients

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  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (14 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Coat inside of crock pot with no stick cooking spray. Place all ingredients in crock pot.
  2. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours, or until chicken shreds very easily with a fork. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Chicken will absorb liquid after it is shredded.) Serve in tacos.
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fittingbackin October 22, 2009 - 9:11 am

Thanks!

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fittingbackin October 22, 2009 - 9:11 am

Thanks!

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Laura October 19, 2009 - 7:28 am

fittingbackin,
I was able to have enough for my family of 5 with this recipe.

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Laura October 19, 2009 - 7:28 am

fittingbackin,
I was able to have enough for my family of 5 with this recipe.

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fittingbackin October 18, 2009 - 7:46 pm

I just made this and cant' wait to eat it tomorrow night! Thanks for the recipe! Oh – is this for 4 servings? Thanks!

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fittingbackin October 18, 2009 - 7:46 pm

I just made this and cant' wait to eat it tomorrow night! Thanks for the recipe! Oh – is this for 4 servings? Thanks!

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Maria November 24, 2008 - 5:46 pm

I love things with a nice kick!

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Maria November 24, 2008 - 5:46 pm

I love things with a nice kick!

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Mommy's Kitchen November 24, 2008 - 11:08 am

Umm that looks so good. It would be good in tacos and soft tortillas. I need to try this for my family we love mexican food.

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Mommy's Kitchen November 24, 2008 - 11:08 am

Umm that looks so good. It would be good in tacos and soft tortillas. I need to try this for my family we love mexican food.

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Amy November 24, 2008 - 10:22 am

Glad you enjoyed the roast. Maybe I should put a disclaimer on my site that we like things HOT:) I just made this chicken recipe this past weekend. I added the full 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper and would add even more next time:) It is SO yummy!!

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Amy November 24, 2008 - 10:22 am

Glad you enjoyed the roast. Maybe I should put a disclaimer on my site that we like things HOT:) I just made this chicken recipe this past weekend. I added the full 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper and would add even more next time:) It is SO yummy!!

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