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This Honey Garlic Chicken is one incredible weeknight dinner idea. Juicy chicken coated and cooked with a glorious sauce made with soy, hoisin, garlic, honey and more! Toss it all in the slow cooker and let it do the work for you! #dinner #chicken #asian #honey #garlic #honeygarlic #easyrecipe #weeknight #slowcooker #crockpot
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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Juicy chicken coated and cooked with a glorious sauce made with soy, hoisin, garlic, honey and more!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian chicken recipe, slow cooker chicken recipe, weeknight chicken dinner
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 216kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce (reduced sodium)
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade (optional)
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch + 2 Tbsp water
  • Sliced scallions for garnish
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Place the chicken thighs in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, orange marmalade, hoisin sauce, garlic, ginger, sriracha, onion, sesame oil and red pepper flakes.
  • Pour sauce over chicken breasts, and turn them so they're coated in the sauce.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove chicken, keeping liquids in the slow cooker, and place chicken in a bowl. Shred chicken using two forks, hand mixer, or whichever method you prefer.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with water. This is called a slurry, and it will thicken the sauce.
  • Transfer the liquids from the slow cooker to a small saucepan over medium high heat and whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Bring sauce to a boil, then simmer until it reduces and thickens slightly. This took me about 3-4 minutes.
  • Alternatively, you can add the cornstarch mixture directly to the liquids IN the slow cooker. Whisk and turn slow cooker on HIGH. Whisk occasionally until sauce thickens.
  • Pour half the sauce over shredded chicken and toss to combine. Top chicken with scallions and sesame seeds.
  • Reserve the second half of the sauce for drizzling over the chicken as desired.

Notes

To revert to original recipe:
  • reduce honey and soy sauce to 1/2 cup
  • omit ginger
  • omit sesame oil and replace with 2 Tbsp olive oil
  •  
    Use 2 bone in skin on chicken breasts

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 1658mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg