This Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken is one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. It’s one of the best crock pot recipes for chicken out there.
This weekend, I was flipping through my recipe pile and came across this recipe. I was looking for something new to use boneless, skinless chicken breast (a staple in our house) for. I really liked the combination of the garlic, fresh ginger (which I LOVE) and soy sauce. Plus, it utilized the slow cooker — even better! I must be on a crock pot kick this week…this is the second recipe I’ve made using this trusted appliance! It’s just easy and convenient. So, why not?!?!
This recipe is very easy and very good! I mixed the ingredients to the sauce together earlier in the week and stored them in the fridge. Then when I was ready to make the dish, I just added it to the slow cooker. I love dished that I can pre-assemble a few days in advance!
I served the chicken and the sweet Asian inspired sauce over brown rice with a side of broccoli. I will definitely be making this again. And again. And again!
If you end up trying this recipe (which I highly recommend you do!) post your results here! I would love to hear how you made out!
This recipe would make a perfect freeze-ahead slow cooker meal! Just put all of the ingredients together in a zip top bag and stash it in the freezer. Then, when you’re ready to make it, simply thaw the package overnight in the fridge, put it in your slow cooker and cook according to the directions.
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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
- ¾ cup honey
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, minced
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 20 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained with juice reserved
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- ¼ cup water
- Combine first 5 ingredients in slow cooker.
- Add chicken and reserved pineapple juice.
- Cover and cook 4 hours on high.
- Stir in pineapple tidbits just before serving.
- Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl.
- Remove chicken from slow cooker.
- Whisk the cornstarch into the sauce in the slow cooker to thicken.
- Serve sauce over the chicken.
49 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken”
I am intrigued by this recipe, especially with the comments! But I’m worried about the excessive amount of sweetener. Does it really need 3/4 cup of honey? Would it taste as good with 1/4 cup? Has anyone cut down the amount with good results?
I usually just eyeball the honey when I add it, so I’m sure I don’t use quite as much as the recipe calls for. I think it would still be great with 1/4 cup as opposed to 3/4 cup. If you try it, please report back. I’d love to get your feedback! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
As a new crockpotter, I have a beginners question: I leave my house for the entire day, so if I wanted to cook this on low, how many hours would be okay?
Thanks! This recipe looks wonderful!
I would set it for 6-8 hours. Make sure you use thick cut chicken breasts, though. Thin ones would cook too fast.
Good luck! And, enjoy your crock pot! 🙂
it looks so yummy and delicious! will definitely try this chicken recipe this weekend. thanks for sharing 😉
I made this a few weeks ago and it was delicious!!!
THanks for sharing! So glad you liked it! 🙂
My family loves sweet & sour chicken, I think this recipe will be a ‘scrump-dilly-icious’ healthier replacement for that… And in my c’pot — yes Yes YES!!!!!
Thanx so much for your site, Christina! This ol’ “been cooking since my early teens” (35 + years) mom of 5 looks forward to your recipes… they give me ideas for something other than the ‘same old same old’.
i am slightly obsessed with honey and cannot wait to try this recipe….and it uses a slow-cooker!? be still my heart!
thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!
Featuring your recipe today!
Thanks so much!!! 🙂
thanks for linking up to photo tuesday, I hope to see you bring some comfort food recipes to the Beat the winter blues party starting tuesday!
I am making this for dinner next week, so I’ll let you know how it turns out! It sounds delicious. Thanks so much for linking up to the Catwalk…I love the recipes you share and I’m loving your blog! I added your Thursday link party button to my link up page, too.
This looks delicious! I love that it can be made in a slow cooker.
This sounds amazing! I love, love, love my crockpot so every time I find a good crock pot recipe I bookmark it!
This looks fantastic! I’ve printed it out and hope to try it 🙂 I am a perpetual new-recipe-fanatic.
Definitely a KEEPER!! Love it! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Ohmygod I am SOOOO bookmarking this one! I can only imagine how delicious it must taste – and judging from the comments I see, it’s even better than imaginable! 😉
Thank you so much for sharing, I just know that this is going to be a popular dish in my house!
Visiting from Tasty Tuesdays, and so glad I am.
So happy to help, Jen! Let me know how you make out! 🙂
I have never used fresh ginger, but I think that is about to change! Yum!!!
FYI, I just clicked on your link list and it’s not working. Would love to visit who you are linking to!!
Hmmm…it seem to be working now. Maybe I was updating it when you were trying. Give it a whirl and let me know if it’s still not working for you. 🙂
Wow! That looks yummy. Honey and garlic are such a natural match together and I love the addition of pineapple at the end. Is that “It’s a Keeper” a cookbook? Your photo styling is beautiful too.
Stopping by from Debbie’s Crockpot Wednesday where I posted my Crockpot Creole Chicken – stop by sometime!
Thanks for the kind words, Mary! My hubs and I did make 2 cookbooks — you can find them here: http://www.lulu.com/browse/search.php?fListingClass=0&fSearch=christina+hitchcock&fSubmitSearch=Go&showingSubPanels=&fSort=relevance_desc
I’ll tell my hubs you liked the photos — he’s my resident photographer! 🙂
Make sure you stop back tomorrow for It’s a Keeper Thursday — you can link up your recipes. I want to check out that Crockpot Creole Chicken! It sounds divine!