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Honey Garlic Chicken Cooked in the Slow Cooker with Sticky Sauce - Easy Dinner recipe

Honey Garlic Chicken (Slow Cooker)

This recipe for Honey Garlic Chicken is cooked in the slow cooker with just 5 minutes preparation needed. It cooks up a sticky, Asian style sauce and super tender meat.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food, Japanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 276 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Boneless, skinless chicken thighs See Note 1.
  • 4 Cloves Garlic See Note 2.
  • 2 tsp Fresh ginger See Note 2.
  • 8 tbsp Dark soy sauce See Note 3.
  • 2 tbsp Oyster sauce Optional. See Note 4.
  • 4 tbsp Honey Runny or set is fine.
  • 4 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli flakes Optional

To add at the end of cooking

  • 1 tbsp Cornflour

To serve

  • Rice
  • Chopped spring onions
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Put everything APART FROM the cornflour, into the slow cooker (crock pot). Give it a good stir.

  2. Put the lid on and cook on HIGH for 4 hour or LOW for at least 6 hours.

  3. When the chicken is tender and falling apart, scoop out a couple of tablespoons of the liquid and mix into the cornflour in a small bowl or mug. Whisk until totally smooth and add back into the chicken mixture.

  4. Gently shred the chicken with two forks and stir thoroughly so that the cornflour is distributed.

  5. You may find that the sauce thickens almost instantly (depending on how long it takes you to shred the chicken), if it doesn't, just leave in the slow cooker switched onto HIGH for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

  6. Serve sprinkled with chopped spring onions and sesame seeds.

Recipe Notes

Note 1 - Garlic and Ginger
I use all of these from the freezer, pre prepared. (Always after a shortcut) You can obviously prepare fresh if you'd prefer.

Note 2 - Chicken Thighs
These should be boneless and skinless. You could use chicken breast in this recipe, but it won't be QUITE as tender. You may also need to cook for slightly less time.

Note 3 - Soy Sauce
I prefer Dark Soy Sauce as it gives a rich, thick, tasty sauce. If you only have Light Soy Sauce, the end result will use be more pale and not quite as rich. You could use a mix of both if you don't want such a rich sauce.

Note 4 - Oyster Sauce
This is optional as I know it's not super common to have in your cupboards. BUT if you can get it/have some, it's definitely worth adding as it really is the secret to super tasty asian style sauces.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Garlic Chicken (Slow Cooker)
Amount per Serving
Calories
276
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Cholesterol
 
158
mg
53
%
Sodium
 
1584
mg
69
%
Potassium
 
506
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
18
g
6
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
14
g
16
%
Protein
 
35
g
70
%
Vitamin A
 
141
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
23
mg
2
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.