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Slow Cooker Indonesian Shredded Barbecue Chicken
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 20 mins

Throw everything in the slow cooker and your work is done. The magic comes next as the chicken and sauce are melded together and the result is super tender, crazy delicious, barbecue chicken!

Course: Main Course, Sandwiches
Cuisine: Indonesian
Keyword: Indonesian Shredded Barbecue Chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 301 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 2 ½ pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • For the sauce:
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ½ cup good quality ketchup
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh lemongrass
  • 1-2 teaspoons sriracha chili sauce*
  1. Sprinkle chicken lightly with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place in KitchenAid your slow cooker.
  2. In a bowl, mix the honey, catsup, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, lemongrass and Sriracha sauce. Stir well to combine.
  3. Pour sauce over the chicken. Cover, and cook 2 to 3 hours on High or 4-5 hours on Low or until chicken is tender and shreds easily with a fork.
  4. Remove chicken from sauce and set aside to cool.
  5. Increase the temperature on your slow cooker to high and cook for 10 minutes or until sauce is beginning to thicken. You can also transfer the sauce to a medium-size saucepan and simmer it on the stovetop.
  6. Shred chicken with two forks into bite size pieces. Return to the slow cooker and stir to coat with sauce.
  7. Serve on buns, over rice, in wraps, paninis or on pizza.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Indonesian Shredded Barbecue Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 135mg45%
Sodium 873mg38%
Potassium 455mg13%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 111IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.