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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe - How to Make Honey Garlic Crockpot Chicken

These Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs are going to wow your family.  Our Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe made in the slow cooker crockpot is simple, delicious, and only five ingredients!
How to Make Honey Garlic Crockpot Chicken
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Of all the honey garlic slow cooker chicken recipes out there, this one's the best. (Just ask my kids who can't get enough!)  Rich with slow cooked savory garlic, sweet honey, and a touch salty. Mmmmmmm, now I'm craving it for dinner!

I don't know about you, but I really truly immensely appreciate food that you can just throw in a pot and walk away from for hours at a time.  I think that's why I make so many soups and stews.  In the pot they go, and when I come back from my day, there's a delicious meal just waiting for us.  Short of hiring a cook, it doesn't get a whole lot better!

This Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken recipe definitely fits in that category.  And the smell it will fill your house with is kind of incredible.  Chicken, honey, garlic, a touch of soy sauce - it's reminiscent of my favorite childhood Chinese food restaurant.  It's not really an Asian dish, but we served it with instant white rice and roasted broccoli.  Mmmmmm.

ingredients for slow cooker honey garlic chicken

When you see how much garlic this recipe calls for, you're going to wonder if it's a typo.  It's not a typo.  Then you're going to wonder how on earth you're going to come up with that much peeled garlic.  I like to purchase mine pre-peeled from the grocery store.  They have smaller packages at most regular markets, or big bags (like you see in the picture) at places like Costco and Sam's Club.  They're so super convenient.  Especially when making something like honey garlic slow cooker chicken.

honey garlic chicken slow cooker

If you're making a small enough batch of the slow cooker honey garlic chicken thighs, then you should go ahead and place them in a single layer.  But if you're feeding a crowd, or have a giant family like mine, then it's not a big deal to pile them in.  Just try to keep things as evenly distributed as possible. 

honey garlic chicken thighs

honey garlic chicken slow cooker

slow cooker honey garlic chicken recipe

If the chicken doesn't come out browned to your liking, no big deal - just throw them on a sheet pan and under the broiler for a couple minutes.  Watch closely though because you wouldn't want all that honey garlic yumminess going to waste!

honey garlic slow cooker chicken


Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken, Ingredients:

  • 6 chicken thighs (with bone and skin)
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 heaping cup whole peeled garlic cloves (about 60 cloves)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • optional: toasted sesame seeds for presentation

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken, Directions:

  1. Place chicken into slow cooker and sprinkle with seasoned salt.
  2. Toss garlic cloves in, and make sure it gets in between the chicken and into the crevices.  
  3. Pour honey and soy sauce over top.
  4. Cover and cook 4 - 5 hours on high or 7 - 8 hours on low.
  5. Enjoy!

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honey garlic crockpot chicken

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  1. I cooked this recipe last week. My family loved it! This recipe is a keeper!

  2. Great recipe! So nice to make it at home.

  3. It is a very convenient recipe! I will want to cook this for my family! They are like a dishes like this, especially with some rice. We have eaten a rice quite often since bought this:

  4. Thank April the recipe was so good to me! Chicken tasted very delicious. My husband love it a lot!

  5. it WOULD be a very convenient recipe, if i could get my hands on 60 cloves of already-peeled garlic! where did you get that sack o' cloves, peeled & ready to go? not that my Walmart would carry them :/ i steep all my honey in ghost chili pods, so the chicken will have a real kick!

  6. My husband really liked this. Said it reminded him of chicken from childhood in Hawaii. Did not have enough garlic to use whole pods so used chopped garlic from a jar. Worked really well. Will definitely make again.

  7. I'm amazed how good this turned out, I love this receipt. Thank you Mama :)


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