16 Best Asian Slow Cooker Recipes
When we think of Asian recipes, we often think of speed -- quick stir-fries, fast high-heat cooking, and such. These recipes, though, they slow things down. We've gathered Thai, Chinese, Korean, Indian, and Southeast Asian slow cooker recipes. Each one benefits from long, luxurious time in the crock pot.
Easy Slow Cooker Thai Chicken with Basil
"The secret ingredient for this recipe is Thai basil which has a unique taste," says gfDiva. "Most Asian markets have it and well stocked supermarkets as well. You can substitute with regular basil, but it won't have the typical Thai flavor."
Slow Cooker Red Curry Beef Pot Roast
Here's what happens when you cross the flavors of Southeast Asia with the American Midwest. Extreme deliciousness. A little red curry paste, cumin, coconut milk, fish sauce, and coriander lay the flavor base for this slightly exotic comfort food.
Indian Chicken Korma in the Slow Cooker
"This mild, delicately fragrant curry has a rich creamy sauce that sure to be a winner," says Smars. "Serve with plain boiled rice or warm naan bread. This chicken korma tastes even better reheated on the next day."
Chinese Braised Spare Ribs
"For people who don't want tons of sugar in their rubs, it's a nice change to provide lighter ribs," says MLYIN. "When I don't have spare ribs, I have pork chops."
Sesame Chicken for Slow Cooker
"On busy crazy days, it is soooo nice to come home to this," says Boadecea. "Serve over rice."
Simple Slow-Cooked Korean Beef Soft Tacos
"This recipe was handed down to me by a Korean friend," says jasminsheree. "So full of flavor! I wanted to share it with you all. I did tweak it a little to add more spice. Feel free to tweak it yourself!"
Whole30 Asian Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs
"Short ribs are well worth the investment; in this recipe, they are fall-off-the-bone tender, slightly sweet, and even paleo friendly," says Superhotmama. "Serve over cauliflower rice."
Slow Cooker Thai Curried Beef
"Awesome and flexible slow cooker Thai dish that is perfect for the busy family, couple or single person," says Sapper26. "Prep the night before or the morning-of. Cook for 6, 8, or 10 hours. This recipe is as tasty as it is forgiving."
Mutton Varuval (Malaysian Indian-Style Goat Curry)
"This recipe is the star dish every Diwali at my Indian relative's home in Malaysia," says Diddla. "I had to beg my husband's aunt to give up her secret recipe so we could make it for our wedding. Serve over rice or with Indian breads such as naan or chapati."
Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
"It tastes like you got it at a Chinese restaurant and the slow cooker does most of the work," says leith123. "Serve over steamed rice."
Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork Chops
"Slow cooking is not a very traditional, but way less messy for these sweet and sour pork chops," says CYNTHIA. "It is an easy cold weather meal with some rice and crispy egg rolls, fried noodles, or fried wontons on the side."
Slow Cooker Bulgogi
Beef is marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and garlic then slow-cooked to tender perfection in this easy recipe for Korean Bulgogi.
Frank's Favorite Slow-Cooker Thai Chicken
"Chicken thighs get delish with a family-pleasing, super-easy crock pot recipe," says sweet-potato. "Only one step, start in the morning, ready when you get home. Just add your favorite rice."
Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef
Ditch the expense of takeout and the work of homemade broccoli beef with this super-simple slow cooker recipe for the classic dish.
Slow Cooker Thai Pork with Peppers
"Pork, peppers, and spices are cooked in a Thai peanut sauce until aromatic and tender," says fullerla. "Served over brown or jasmine rice with steamed carrots on the side, this dish makes a satisfying meal."
Slow Cooker Filipino Chicken Adobo
A flavorful slow-cooker version of chicken adobo -- the Filipino favorite -- is quick and easy, using simple ingredients: chicken thighs, peppercorns, garlic, bay leaves, soy sauce, and vinegar. "This was an awesome dish! Very flavorful!" says Chef Mo.