Take-out Tuesday, Hoisin Chicken, Grill or Slow Cooker

This chicken is perfect for a busy weeknight,

a lazy Sunday or a Saturday night BBQ

You can throw it on the grill or into your slow cooker


Here’s the best part, it’s only 3 ingredients!

Skinless boneless chicken thighs,

a bottle of Sweet Chili Sauce and a bottle of Hoisin Sauce

Put the chicken into a large zip lock plastic bag or deep bowl

Pour 1/4 cup of each sauce into a measuring cup

and reserve for basting

Pour the remaining sauces over chicken and let

the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours

OR put the chicken in your slow cooker and pour both bottles of sauce over it

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours

Grill chicken over medium coals until done,

basting with reserved sauce during the last few minutes

{time will vary due to your grill, so use a meat thermometer to test for doneness}

If you’re cooking the chicken in a slow cooker

and you want a little crispy char

you can put it on a baking sheet

and stick it under the broiler for several minutes

or simply serve as is

Dinner’s ready!

Hoisin Chicken, Grill or Slow Cooker

This 3 ingredient Asian chicken will become a favorite go to recipe that you can cook on the grill or in the slow cooker for family dinners, BBQs or lazy days
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinate 6 hours
Course Cook out, Main Course, slow cooker
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • grill
  • slow cooker


  • 2 lbs boneless chicken thighs, 8-10
  • 1 bottle 10 oz. Sweet chili sauce
  • 1 bottle 9 oz. Hoisin sauce


Grilled Chicken

  • Put chicken in a large ziplock bag or deep bowl
  • Pour 1/4 cup of each sauce into a measuring cup and set aside to use later when grilling
  • Pour remaining sauces over chicken and toss around to thoroughly coat. Refrigerate for 6 hours
  • Grill chicken over medium heat for 20 minutes, basting during the last few minutes with reserved sauce, or until done. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness if desired. Internal temperature should be 175-195 degrees F

Slow Cooker Chicken

  • Place chicken in sprayed or lined slow cooker and pour sauces over all
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours
  • Finish chicken under broiler for several minutes to char and crisp outside if desired. Watch closely
Keyword Asian chicken thighs, easy dinner, grilled chicken, Hoisin chicken, slow cooker chicken


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29 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Hoisin Chicken, Grill or Slow Cooker”
  1. The chicken looks super juicy and flavourful!

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    Love this slow cooker recipe.

  3. Jenna, I am always looking for different ways to prepare chicken. This looks delicious and easy. Thank you for sharing and Happy Tuesday!

  4. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    This looks like such a yummy way to serve chicken. I also love anything that can go in my slow cooker. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Happy Tuesday, Jenna!

  5. No one loves bbq chicken more than me. This recipe looks positively delish! Have a great week, Patti!

  6. Jessica says:

    Thank you for the cooking options!

  7. Delicious. BBQ is one of my top favorite meals. Great variation I need to try!

  8. Jenna, such an easy recipe. We eat a lot of chicken, so this intrigues me. The slow cooker would be great.

  9. I can’t believe I’ve never used Hoison. I need to get some of this and make this one. It looks to die for!

    • Oh Jeanie, you’ve got to try hoisin sauce, it’s a wonderful flavor change from regular BBQ sauce, and turns into a magic flavor when paired with the sweet chili sauce~

  10. Mary says:

    Such a flavorful and easy way to get dinner on the table Jenna!

  11. Kitty says:

    Hi Jenna! I’m out of chicken thighs, but I have the sauces. I’ll be headed to the grocery tomorrow. I can’t wait to make this dish! Yum!

  12. lghiggins says:

    Looks wonderful. Do you serve it with rice?

  13. This looks so delicious, Jenna, and I like how easy it is for the crockpot. I need easy these days!

  14. Tammy says:

    Doesn’t get any easier (or tastier) than this! Looks absolutely delish! 😀

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