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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Sweet and savory garlic flavored chicken coated in a glistening honey based sauce that is filling and delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: best slow cooker honey garlic chicken recipe, easy slow cooker honey garlic chicken thighs, slow cooker chicken recipe, slow cooker honey garlic chicken
Servings: 6


  • Slow Cooker


  • 6 chicken thighs with skin & bone-in
  • cup honey
  • cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic minced

Cornstarch Mixture

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water

Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.


    • Place honey, soy sauce, ketchup and garlic in the slow cooker. Whisk or mix until smooth. Place the chicken thighs in the slow cooker. Coat the chicken with a thick layer of sauce. The chicken skin should be face up.
    • Cover with a lid and cook on low for 4-5 hours. Remove the chicken, place on a plate/bowl and cover.
    • In a small bowl: mix cornstarch and cold water together. Pour the mixture into the cooker. Switch the cook temperature to high. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until thickened to your preference. Alternate method: transfer the sauce to a pan and cook over a stovetop on medium-high for 5-10 minutes or until it thickens.
    • When ready to serve, return chicken to the slow cooker and generously spoon the sauce all over the chicken. Then top with chopped green onions and white sesame seeds.

    Serve with steamed vegetables, noodles, salad or rice (white, brown or cauliflower rice).