Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe


Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe:
(Makes 6 servings)

3.5 from 4 reviews
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
I love slow cooker recipes that I can just throw everything in in the morning, and let the slow cooker do the work! This chicken is moist and flavorful. Both my picky eaters devoured it and I am sure your family will too!
  • 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (mine were frozen)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • ⅔ cup white distilled vinegar
  • ¼ cup Sprite or lemon lime soda
  • 3 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  1. Place chicken breasts in slow cooker.
  2. Combine all other ingredients, except corn starch, in a bowl and pour over chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred in another bowl.
  5. Whisk corn starch in liquid in the slow cooker.
  6. Add shredded chicken back to the crock pot.
  7. Serve over rice.
  8. If desired, garnish with sesame seeds.

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  1. Tara says

    I’m sorry, but this did not taste good. It was too strong a flavour. And once I added the cornstarch, the chicken tasted chalky. The picture looks good and the ingredients were easy so I made it today… Very disappointed… Your site usually has great recipes.

  2. sandy says

    I just started a new job not long ago and I love it!! My problem is that i now work only 4 days a week but they are 9 – 91/2 hour days. Is it ok to leave something on low in the crockpot that long? my husband says not, but what do you girls think?

    • Corinna says

      I have left the crock pot on for 2 days before (yes, on purpose) the key is to just make sure there is enough moisture to hold it throughout the days. So YES you can leave it on the crockpot for those hours…no need to buy a new crockpot 😉 just gauge if you need to add more broth, ..

      Hope that helps.

      Making this right now for MY picky eaters..

  3. sandy says

    I recently started a new job that I am gone from home for 9 – 9 1/2 hours a day. For chicken and other recipes that are done on low for 6-8 hours, would it be ok to leave it for 10 hours (includes driving time)
    love that I found your site. everything looks so good.

    • Cyd says

      Hi Sandy! You have a long day! It should be ok on low for about 10 hours. I would add a little more of the lemon lime soda so that it doesn’t dry out. Just need to be sure you have enough liquid, but then you don’t want it swimming. Best of luck with this.

  4. Susan L. @ Full Happy Muffin and Mama says

    I made this recipe today to kick off my Spring Cleaning New Recipe Challenge on my blog. This is the first recipe that I’ve prepared in the Crock Pot that my husband has liked and said was okay to make again. I am also including the Monterey Chicken recipe that’s posted on here, as well. Thank you for posting the first Crock Pot recipe that I’ve made that my husband has actually liked!

  5. Marion says

    I made this tonight. The kids loved it. Hubby thought it was salty, but the only salt is in the soy sauce. It was sweet, but I liked it. I have added this to my recipe list. Oh, and I don’t like to cook. Bake, yes. Cook, no.

  6. Nicola says

    Hi, this is the second time I’ve tried this (or something similar). I’ve cooked it on low but after about 4 hours the chicken looks burnt on the outside and although still shreds, isn’t shredding as well as some of the other chicken dishes I’ve tried. There’s plenty of liquid but I just don’t know what I’m doing wrong? Any ideas? Love your website, although I do wish it was converted for UK too!

  7. Aud says

    I made this tonight and it was definitely good, but also very sweet- much sweeter than expected. Next time I might go for less brown sugar. I used chicken breast tenderloins and they fell apart so easily.

  8. Jennifer says

    I’m sorry – this was terrible. Way too sweet and tangy. I should have known this was way too much brown sugar and honey and garlic. It was completely overwhelming. I spent hours trying to save it, and I got it to edible, but we threw out what was left over. I didn’t trust the recipe, but there were so many positive comments that I went against my better judgment. Really need to cut back on those ingredients, probably in half.

  9. Francesca says

    I just made this for dinner and HOLY COW, IT WAS SO DELICIOUS! We have leftover chicken and are going to put on buns and have sandwiches for dinner tomorrow night- I can’t wait. It was seriously so good and so easy!

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