I love this Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken. I’ve made it countless times, and I still love it so much I would marry it and have it’s garlicky baby chicks if I wasn’t already married. Stupid polygamy laws.
There are as many Crock Pot chicken recipes on the internet as there are Legos in my house, so it’s a bold statement to declare a favorite, yet here I am. The sauce is sweet and tangy with chunks of garlic floating in it. The chicken is moist and tender, and pairs perfectly with broccoli and rice.
Now I prefer chicken thighs to breasts. Thighs are where it’s at. They are more moist, they have better flavor, and they’re less expensive! If you are loyal to chicken breasts, this right here is a great opportunity to give chicken thighs a try.
I’ve used my 6.5-Quart Crock-Pot Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker, my 3.5 Quart Crock-Pot Casserole Slow Cooker, and my 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker to make this Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken, and it’s been fine in all three. (affiliate links)
Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 cup honey (brown sugar works, too)
3/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup ketchup
1. Place chicken in the bottom of slow cooker.
2. Mix the rest of the ingredients a small bowl.
3. Pour over the chicken.
4. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
5. Remove chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm.
6. Pour remaining liquid in a saucepan.
7. Reduce (simmer down) liquid to desired thickness, and pour over chicken.
This was good, and the chicken was so pretty, with the brown, garlicky chunks. We had it over rice, with broccoli, which made great leftovers also.
What a yummy recipe! I’m not a huge honey in the crock fan so I only used 1/8 cup and thought that it tasted delicious. This was easy to make and tasted great with rice.
We enjoyed this one. I seem to remember a similar recipe a number of months ago, but we thought this was even better. We had over rice with green beans one night and Asian chicken salads the next. Very versatile!
I’ve already declared my love for this chicken. Kim is right. We made Chicken in Honey Sauce back in January, and it was terrible. No wonder Sarah was afraid to put honey in the slow cooker. Don’t make that old recipe, but if you want to check it out, my awful photography and the feedback are good for a laugh. I’ve made today’s recipe several times, using both honey and brown sugar, and both ways were fantastic.
Modified from A Year of Slow Cooking.