Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken is a no-fuss, supremely delicious weeknight meal, pairing all of your favorites; chicken, honey, garlic and hoisin sauce, all within the sweet comforts of your slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
Skip the takeout and opt for this Asian-inspired Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken instead. This entire recipe can be thrown together in 15 minutes! All you have to do is let it cook in the slow cooker while you go out and do what you do. You have two hours to run errands, go shopping, pick up the kids, or have a quick happy hour. When you get home, you’ll have a delicious better-than-takeout meal waiting for you.
I recommend serving it with a side of steamed white rice and freshly steamed broccoli and send it over the top by drizzling the sweet and salty sauce over all the sides.
Tips Tricks and Variations
- Toasted sesame seeds take this dish to a whole new level! Sure, you can buy them already toasted, but the flavor is so much better when you do it at home. Just place the seeds in a heavy skillet over low heat. Stir them until they turn a dark golden brown. Remove them from heat and allow the seeds to cool.
- You can make this with Pork Chops as well, swap them out and let them cook a bit longer (depending on the thickness of course). I recommend between 2-3 hours.
- You can use chicken thighs in place of chicken breasts for this recipe as well.
Why add the cooked chicken back into the Slow Cooker?
Simple. I didn’t want to get any more dishes dirty. 🙂 Also, you want the sauce to coat every nook and cranny of the chicken so it is just easier to put the chicken back in, pour the sauce over, and then stir the chicken around to coat fully. It will also stay warm until you are ready to serve!