Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Turkey

As we approach the New Year, I thought I’d dig through my drafts folder and take a moment to post some oldies but goodies that have somehow remained hidden behind the scenes.

This is one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. It’s got that sweet-n-salty vibe going, and as with most meats cooked low n slow, it just about melts in your mouth.

Adapted from Kalyn’s Kitchen


  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 3 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup Splenda
  • 2-3 T Sriracha
  • 2 Tb sweetener of choice
  • 2tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 can light coconut milk


  1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick spray.
  2. Heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a pan and cook the ground turkey until nicely browned, breaking up any chucks that form. Once browned, remove from pan and add to slow cooker.
  3. If needed, add 1 tsp olive oil to the pan and cook the onion until soft, about 4 minutes. Once cooked, remove from pan and add to slow cooker.
  4. Add sweet potatoes to slow cooker.
  5. In small bowl, combine soy sauce, chicken stock, Splenda, sweetener, Sriracha, minced garlic and ginger. Pour over contents of slow cooker.
  6. Cook on high for 2.5-3 hours.
  7. Once sweet potatoes are done, turn cooker to low, add coconut milk, and cook for 30 additional minutes.
  8. Serve over rice or eat on its own. Delish!

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