Slow cooker hoisin bbq chicken tacos topped with a refreshing Asian slaw complete with sesame seeds, cilantro and fresh lime. These flavor-loaded tacos are incredibly delicious, simple to make and will quickly become a family favorite!

Course: Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine: asian


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes


Servings: 8 tacos


Calories: 228kcal


  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs trimmed of most visible fat
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  •  cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon Sriracha optional
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • **Asian Slaw**
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1-2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoon granulated sweetener of choice I used Truvia
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger or ½ teaspoon ground
  • 2-3 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime


  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix all bbq sauce ingredients: hoisin, ketchup, rice wine vinegar, honey, soy sauce, sriracha and garlic. Place chicken thighs in slow cooker and add ~⅓ the amount of prepared sauce. Cover the remaining sauce and place in the refrigerator for later use. Cook chicken on LOW heat for 6 hours.
  • About an hour or two before serving the tacos, prepare the slaw by combining all ingredients in a large bowl and tossing to combine. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • After 6 hours, remove chicken from slow cooker and transfer to a cutting board. Using two forks, shred chicken and transfer to a large bowl. Pour in reserved hoisin BBQ sauce and toss to thoroughly coat chicken. If you prefer the chicken to be extra moist and saucy, you can add a few spoonfuls of residual sauce from the slow cooker.
  • Optional (but highly recommend!) – heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and sear both sides of each corn tortilla until slightly crispy.
  • Load tortillas with slaw, shredded chicken and optional toppings: sesame seeds, cilantro, lime juice. Serve!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 440mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 13g