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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Recipe

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This slow cooker honey garlic chicken thighs recipe takes a few minutes of prep, a few hours in the slow cooker and before you know it, you’ll be eating a flavorful, nutritious meal.

The chicken thighs practically shred themselves. The rice soaks up the delicious sauce. The broccoli is a) something green and b) so tasty! It’s a complete meal the entire family will enjoy.

It’s a cook once, eat twice meal so don’t forget to save some of the leftover garlic honey chicken for sesame peanut noodles.

Plate with slow cooker honey garlic chicken thighs and rice and broccoli
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Plate with honey garlic chicken thighs with rice and broccoli

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe


Description

You need just 6 basic ingredients to make this slow cooker honey garlic chicken thighs recipe. And then turn leftovers into a different meal!


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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce 
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. sriracha 
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 lbs. chicken thighs, skinless and boneless

Instructions

  1. Remove meat from fridge and place in the bottom of a 6-qt. slow cooker.

  2. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, and sriracha. 

  3. Pour mixture over chicken and stir a bit to ensure all meat is coated with sauce. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-7 hours. When it’s finished, lightly shred with two forks and set aside at least 2 1/2 cups for sesame peanut noodles



Notes

  • Serve with rice and a vegetable. 
  • Replace soy sauce with tamari for a gluten-free meal.

Keywords: slow cooker honey garlic chicken, honey garlic chicken in slow cooker, slow cooker honey garlic chicken thighs

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  1. Lori R.

    This sounds so good! And a camouflage slow cooker? I had to laugh because that is mostly what it was used for in my family, too — a lot of venison and other game meat. I use mine all the time now and this will be a great dinner for us!

    • Emily

      I actually really like venison, though we don’t have any hunter friends out here in CA, so it’s been a while since I’ve had any!

  2. erin

    I think my mom had a floral or olive green crock-pot that was often used for venison πŸ™‚ This meal is totally up our alley! Coconut basmati rice is a staple, and we’re due to switch up the protein we usually have with it. Yum!

  3. Hanna

    Excellent recipe! Even the picky eaters in the house ate it all up. Only thing I did differently was add some green onion for color during the last 10 minutes of cooking. We will definitely be making this again.