Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken

Well, blog world, once again I have been faced with the challenge of making food cooked in a slow cooker all day (and that is literally falling apart because it’s so tender) look amazing in a photograph . . . and well, it didn’t work out that great. 😉

But let me tell you – do not judge a book by it’s cover! This chicken was absolutely delicious!

I have tried a couple of slow cooker honey mustard recipes, but all of them seemed to be lacking something . . . the flavor was almost diluted after cooking for so long and I always ended up with a dry piece of meat.

One of my favorite recipes is Smoky Honey Mustard Pork Chops – the flavor and tenderness of the pork is amazing! I decided that I would try and adapt that recipe from the grill to the slow cooker and it totally worked!

The secret ingredient to this honey mustard chicken is liquid smoke. You can usually find liquid smoke in your grocery store by all the BBQ sauces and hot sauces and it’s only around $1-$2 . . . now, don’t worry! This chicken doesn’t taste all smoky! It just adds a depth to the flavor and keeps the chicken nice and tender.

This is definitely one of those slow cooker recipes you’ll want to keep in your back pocket for when you need a delicious dinner in a short amount of time!

PS – When I am short on time, I will substitute this Honey Mustard Dressing instead of making my own. It still turns out awesome!

Serves: 5

Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken

Chicken that is tender and full of flavor with only a few ingredients - the secret ingredient being liquid smoke!

10 minPrep Time

6 hrCook Time

6 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 4-5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • liquid smoke
  • 2/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Sprinkle chicken breasts generously with salt and pepper and then give both sides a generous dousing of liquid smoke (I did 2-3 squirts on each side of the chicken breast). Place chicken breasts inside of slow cooker.
  3. In a bowl, mix together mustard, honey, and garlic. Pour of the top of the chicken breasts and place lid on top of slow cooker.
  4. Cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or HIGH 3-4 hours (but I highly recommend cooking on low).
  5. Remove chicken from slow cooker and serve.

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10 Responses to “Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken”

  1. I feel like your first paragraph spoke to me haha. I recently rebranded from a review blog to a food blog and am now going back to re cook and photo older recipes now that I have the photography knowlege and skills, but some food is much better looking before it gets cooked all day in a slow cooker. Ah the troubles of food photography! My boys love honey mustard, and we will need to try this one day this week!
  2. Cee Jay Kay
    I'm so doing this. The only change I made was taking out the liquid smoke and replacing it with curry powder. I also threw some onion and broccoli on the bottom of the crock before adding the chicken because ... hey... they were taking up space in my fridge and needed to be used. I'm going to serve the end product over rice.

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