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Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs in the Slow Cooker

This Honey Garlic Chicken is an easy and delicious slow cooker dinner, with a delicious sticky sweet sauce on tender and flavourful chicken thighs. It’s bound to become a family favourite. Serve over rice, vegetables and more. Crockpot meals are perfect for the colder days that come with fall and winter. 

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honey garlic chicken thighs slow cooker

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This Honey Garlic Chicken is an easy and delicious slow cooker dinner, with a delicious sticky sweet sauce on tender and flavourful chicken thighs. It's bound to become a family favourite. Serve over rice, vegetables and more. Crockpot meals are perfect for the colder days that come with fall and winter. 

Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Slow Cooker

Easy and fairly simple ingredients, if you cook any Asian food on a regular basis you probably have all of the ingredients in your kitchen, I know I did.

honey garlic chicken thighs slow cooker ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs 
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Chili paste (we used sambal but sriracha, or another hot sauce of choice can be used)
  • Garlic minced
  • Rice vinegar
  • Cornstarch
  • Rice
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Chopped green onion

 

honey garlic chicken thigh recipe

This honey garlic chicken in the slow cooker produces tender, melt in your mouth chicken and the honey garlic sauce just ties it altogether for a delicious meal. It’s truly a no-stress slow cooker recipe that’s perfect for dinner any night of the week. 

shredded chicken in the slow cooker

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Chicken Thighs vs Chicken Breasts

I used chicken thighs for this recipe and I find it easier to use boneless, skinless chicken thighs. You could do it with the skin on but you would want to crisp the chicken skin in the oven just before serving. I have not tried this one with chicken breasts. It can be done but you’ll have to adjust the cooking times and keep in mind it will be different than having chicken thighs. 

honey garlic chicken thighs on rice with peas

 

Tips for cooking Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Slow Cooker

  • Garlic: While not required I recommend mincing fresh garlic cloves for a deeper flavour.
  • Honey: You can use your favourite honey. I personally like a darker honey but I’ve used in the past whatever I have in the cupboard. Pure maple syrup is also a good substitute.
  • Soy Sauce: With how much we use I prefer to use a low-sodium soy sauce so it’s not so high in sodium. You can also use regular soy sauce, or tamari or coconut aminos.
  • Flip the chicken halfway through if you can to ensure that yummy honey garlic sauce seeps into the chicken for all the flavour.
 

 

crockpot chicken

 

What’s that? Kidding, we usually have some leftovers but not much. You can just put it in an airtight container and refrigerate with the sauce for 3-5 days, or freeze for 3 months. We love having the cooked chicken marinating in the honey garlic sauce overnight for an even more intense flavour the next day.

Let’s get to this recipe for this Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Slow Cooker shall we?

Yield: 6

Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Slow Cooker

honey garlic chicken thighs slow cooker

This Honey Garlic Chicken is an easy and delicious slow cooker dinner, with a delicious sticky sweet sauce on tender and flavourful chicken thighs. It's bound to become a family favourite. Serve over rice, vegetables and more. Crockpot meals are perfect for the colder days that come with fall and winter. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili paste (we used sambal but sriracha, or another hot sauce of choice can be used)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of water

FOR SERVING

  • White rice
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Chopped green onion
  • Snap/sugar peas, Chinese broccoli, carrots, broccoli etc.. (veggies of choice)

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken in the bottom of a 6-quart or larger slow
    cooker. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce, chili paste (sambal), garlic, rice vinegar and 2 tbsp. of water. Pour over the chicken.
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours and flip the chicken
    over once halfway through to coat both sides. (this is not required but a recommendation).
  3. Every slow cooker will be different so you may have to adjust
    cooking times and temperature. We cooked these thighs on high for 6 hours, but others have been able to do this on low in less time. Periodically check the chicken to see how cooked it is. Chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
  4. When the chicken is done, remove to a plate and let it cool
    slightly. Whisk the cornstarch into the slow cooker cooking liquid. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally. If you want a thicker sauce cook in the slow cooker on high longer.
  5. Shred the chicken and place it back in the slow cooker. Stir and coat the chicken with the honey garlic sauce. Serve over rice and/or veggies and sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds (optional).

Notes

*Remember as mentioned each crockpot is different. Yours may cook faster or slower. The first time you make this recipe check on in after a couple of hours.

You can serve with any vegetables you like.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 983mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 31g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

honey garlic chicken thighs slow cooker

What do you think? Does this honey garlic chicken thighs slow cooker recipe look easy to make and yummy? Are you ready to try it?

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By on October 10th, 2022

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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12 thoughts on “Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Slow Cooker”

  1. I throw a couple of boneless chicken breasts in with sliced onions, potatoes, can of corn, can of tomatoes and seasonings. Very tasty with some fresh bread.

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