In this slow-cooker chicken recipe, minimal effort produces big flavor, making it the perfect starter recipe for anyone learning to cook their own Thai food. If you can't find wide rice noodles, any rice noodle can be substituted. For quickest day-of meal prep, make the chicken and coconut broth a day in advance and refrigerate. When ready to eat, simply reheat them, cook the noodles and serve.

Source: Everyday Slow Cooker


Recipe Summary

20 mins
15 hrs 50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place the chicken, lemongrass, sambal oelek, and 3/4 cup of the coconut milk in a large ziplock plastic freezer bag. Seal and turn to coat; chill 8 to 24 hours.

  • Place the stock, garlic, onions, carrots, and ginger in a 6-quart slow cooker. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and discard the marinade. Arrange the chicken on top of the onion mixture. Cover and cook on LOW until the chicken is tender, about 7 hours and 30 minutes. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker, and discard the bones. Shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

  • Pour the cooking liquid through a colander over a bowl; discard the solids. Stir together the strained cooking liquid, soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and remaining 1/2 cup coconut milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat.

  • Prepare the noodles according to the package directions. Divide the noodles among 6 bowls. Top with the chicken, cucumber, and cilantro. Pour the coconut broth over each bowl, and sprinkle evenly with the peanuts.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup noodles, 3 1/2 ounces chicken, 1/3 cup cucumber, 4 teaspoons cilantro, 1/3 cup coconut broth
493 calories; protein 40g; carbohydrates 35g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 1g; fat 16g; saturated fat 4g; sodium 671mg.