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5 from 5 votes

Easy Slow Cooker Thai Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 6
Calories: 333kcal
Author: Jenn


  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chunky or creamy
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoons grated fresh ginger*
  • 2-3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • chopped peanuts for topping
  • chopped cilantro for topping


  • Combine the salsa, peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, and ginger in the crock of a slow cooker; mix well.
  • Place the chicken in the sauce, spoon mixture over chicken to coat.
  • Place the lid on the cooker and set to LOW. Cook until chicken is fork tender and sauce has thickened some, 8 to 9 hours.
  • Serve with rice (jasmine is our favorite) and garnish with peanuts and cilantro before serving.


*Ginger tip: Buy a hunk of ginger at the store. Peel it and cut it into cubes and throw into a freezer baggie and freeze until you need it. It thaws quickly and tastes fresh!
-Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 524mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g