Sweet & Spicy Baseball Chicken

It was my sweet friend Courtney Holsworth with the winning recipe last week when I was worried I wasn’t going to be home in time to make dinner on Monday night. She had just posted one of her go-to slow cooker recipes for when her boys are on different fields playing baseball when it should be dinner time. Her recipe for Sweet & Spicy Baseball Chicken is a home run! Courtney’s recipe serves 4, so I doubled this for my “team.”

What You Need

  • 3 pounds chicken, ideally use a mix of thighs and breasts
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Asian chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated in
  • Rice, lettuce, freshly chopped cilantro, for serving

What You Do

  • Place chicken in slow cooker.** Whisk together ingredients and pour over chicken. Mix well. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Serve however you’d like. Courtney likes to serve her sweet & spicy chicken in lettuce wraps with plenty of cilantro on top. We served ours over some Rice-a-Roni Fried Rice with a side of broccoli.

** Last Monday when I made this dinner, I sadly didn’t leave enough time to cook it in my slow cooker. I ended up baking it in my oven at 350 on the convection setting for 40 minutes. This worked and was still a crowd pleaser. I’m thinking the only difference might be that the flavors would have been a tad richer had the chicken had more time to absorb the marinade (and I wouldn’t have been in a full-on sweat trying to get dinner on the table!).

Happy happy Monday!


My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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