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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken is a super easy dinner with juicy chicken slow cooked in an incredibly flavorful sweet and spicy Asian garlic sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword easy slow cooker chicken recipe, slow cooker chicken recipe delicious
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 432 kcal


  • 2 lbs skinless boneless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce use gluten free tamari or coconut aminos for paleo-friendly version
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
  • 1 teaspoon Thai sweet red chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 1/12 tablespoons cornstarch + 3 tablespoons cold water

Toppings (optional):


  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Add chicken to bottom of crockpot.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce, balsamic glaze, Thai sweet red chili sauce, sesame oil, garlic and onion. Pour sauce over chicken, cover with the lid and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or high for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

  3. To thicken the sauce, whisk together cornstarch and water in a small bowl and stir into slow cooker. Turn heat to high and allow the sauce to cook and thicken for 15-20 minutes.

  4. Serve hot with sauce over cooked rice or noodles. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired

Recipe Notes

*Use low sodium soy sauce if possible.

Due to the lower heating element in older slow cookers, the sauce may not thicken in the slow cooker. If that is the case, spoon out all the sauce from the slow cooker into a small saucepan and bring to a boil on high heat until it thickens up. Pour sauce over chicken and stir to combine.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 recipe))
Calories 432 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 215mg72%
Sodium 1490mg62%
Potassium 674mg19%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.