Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Breasts


Don't stand in the kitchen for too long, let your slow cooker do the work! Here's a slow cooker spicy chicken breasts recipe for 4 people.

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Slow cooker spicy chicken breasts
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-08-06, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 3 hours 15 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 19-03-2021

3 hours 15 minutes 4 people Main course
Slow cooker spicy chicken breasts


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  • 4 - 5 chicken breasts
  • 6 - 7 small tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • refined sugar, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons paprika powder
  • 50ml (2 fl oz) water
  • salt and pepper to taste
Slow cooker spicy chicken breasts ingredients
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  • Slow cooker, we used a slow cooker by Crock-pot
  • Chef's knife + cutting board
  • Medium-sized skillet

Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Breasts

3 hours 15 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

FINELY dice the onion, click here to read how to dice onions like a pro. CHOP up the three cloves of garlic, and finely slice the two jalapeño peppers. If you want the dish to be spicier, include seeds too, otherwise, remove them first from the jalapeño peppers.

Wash the small tomatoes and slice them in halves. Heat up the medium-sized skillet, add in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. When hot, add in 1 teaspoon of chilli powder and 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds.

Cook for 2 minutes to really let the flavours come out.  add diced onion, chopped garlic and sliced jalapeño peppers. Bake for another 5 minutes on medium heat.

Add tomatoes, 1 teaspoon of mustard, 2 teaspoons of paprika powder, 3 tablespoons of white wine vinegar, tomato paste, corn starch, water and 1/2 tablespoon worcestershire sauce.

Give it a good stir, turn down the heat to medium-low and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add sugar to taste.  

Slow cooker spicy chicken breasts
Slow cooker spicy chicken breasts

Let the slow cooker do its work -- 3 hours

Pour everything from the skillet into the slow cooker, season with salt and pepper. Remove any excess fat from the chicken breasts, and place them into the slow cooker pot.

Cover the chicken breasts with sauce. Turn on the slow cooker set the temperature to maximum and time to 3 hours. Serve with plain white rice, we also added a simple salsa (not pictured in ingredients).

Bonus: Simple sweet salsa

Simple sweet salsa ingredients

  • 1 mango
  • 1/2 white zucchini
  • a handful of dried apricots.
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Slice / dice the mango, zucchini and apricots. Transfer to a large bowl, add white wine vinegar and mix it up. That's all there is! bon appétit!

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