Fiery Sweet Chicken Thighs

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This dish combines my love of spicy Thai food with a sweet, almost barbecue-like sauce. You can't beat the slow-cooker convenience! —Eve Gray, Marietta, Georgia
Fiery Sweet Chicken Thighs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 4 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 poblano peppers, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup apricot brandy or chicken broth
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chili garlic sauce
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Thai red chili paste


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in batches. Transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add poblanos and onion to drippings; cook and stir until crisp-tender, 4-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Remove from heat; add brandy. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in chili garlic sauce and chili paste; pour over chicken.
  3. Cook, covered, on low until a meat thermometer inserted into chicken reads 165°, 4-5 hours.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 421 calories, 21g fat (5g saturated fat), 152mg cholesterol, 611mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 43g protein.