Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Veggies
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Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Veggies

Sweet and spicy chicken thighs with veggies.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet and spicy chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Sarah Olson



  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • tsp. dried cilantro or 1 Tbsp. minced fresh
  • ½ cup Italian salad dressing
  • 3 cups sugar snap peas
  • 3 cups sliced yellow squash
  • Steamed white or brown rice for serving


  • Start by laying the chicken thighs in the bottom of the slow cooker. Spread over the barbecue sauce. Sprinkle over the brown sugar, red pepper flakes, black pepper, garlic and cilantro over the chicken and barbecue sauce. Pour over the Italian dressing.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours. Don't open the lid during the cooking time.
  • After the cooking time is up. Add the sugar snap peas and squash.
  • Cover the slow cooker again, and cook for an additional hour on HIGH.
  • Serve over rice and enjoy!



Nutritional values do not include rice.


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 757mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 849IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg