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4.57 from 16 votes

Sweet Chili Chicken Bowls

These Sweet Chili Chicken Bowls are made with the slow cooker for a no effort, flavorful, and exotic meal. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Total Cost: $7.27 recipe / $1.21 serving
Servings: 6
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes


  • 1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple in juice $1.59
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans $0.63*
  • 1 medium mango $1.00
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced $0.24
  • 2 inches fresh ginger, grated $0.28
  • 1 medium lime $0.30
  • 3/4 tsp salt $0.05
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce $0.24
  • 1 large 3/4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast $1.68
  • 6 cups cooked jasmine rice $1.04
  • 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro, optional $0.22


  • Add the crushed pineapple (with juice), black beans (rinsed and drained), cubed mango, minced garlic, grated ginger, juice from the lime, salt, and sweet chili sauce to the slow cooker. Stir to combine the ingredients. (Step by step photos for how to cut a mango here)
  • Add the chicken breast to the slow cooker and cover it with the fruit and bean mixture. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for four hours (or low for 8 hours).
  • After cooking the chicken will be very tender. Use two forks to pull the chicken apart into shreds (it will fall apart simply upon touching it). Stir to evenly distribute the shredded chicken throughout the mixture.
  • Spoon one cup of cooked jasmine rice into a bowl followed by one cup of the sweet chili shredded chicken. Add fresh cilantro on top and serve.


*I used black beans that I had previously cooked from dry using my slow cooker.