This Slow Cooker Honey-Soy Chicken has quickly become a family favorite! Once you make it you’ll see why!
As a new mommy, I’m always looking for quick and easy-to-prep recipes these days! While perusing through one of my favorite recipe sites, Gimme Some Oven, I came across this tasty-looking chicken dish! All ingredients on hand – check! Minimal prep work – check! Made in a slow cooker, so I can watch baby Emily – check! Three checks = let’s give this recipe a try! The sauce is so easy to throw together and after putting the chicken in the crock pot and dumping the sauce on top, the work is really done! The end result is short of fabulous, especially considering it was so easy to make. My husband devoured it and I know it was a true winner when he didn’t even complain about the healthy steamed broccoli and brown rice I served as side dishes! This dish is a keeper and will most definitely be in our regular dinner rotation.
Thank you, Ali, for such a great recipe! I hope you all give this recipe a try and see for yourself how easy it is to make a great meal for your family in no time at all.
- 2 lbs. chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small onion, diced
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup soy sauce (low sodium)
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- 1 Tbs. fresh ginger, grated
- ¼ cup cold water
- 3 Tbs. cornstarch
- Optional toppings: sesame seeds, green onion, siracha hot sauce
- Combine the garlic, onion, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar and ginger in a small dish - stir to combine.
- Add the chicken breasts to a medium-large slow cooker and pour the sauce over the chicken. Cook on high for 4-5 hours. Once done, remove the chicken to a medium bowl and shred with two forks - put aside.
- Carefully pour the remaining sauce from the slow cooker into a medium saucepan and place over medium-high heat. (CAUTION: Make sure you use pot-holders with the crock-pot insert as it is very hot!)In a small bowl, stir together the cold water and cornstarch until there are no lumps and the cornstarch is dissolved. Stir it into sauce mixture on the stove. Bring to a boil and stir constantly until it's thickened - about 1-2 minutes.
- Once the sauce has thickened, pour it over the shredded chicken and toss so all of the chicken is coated.
- Top with optional sesame seeds or green onions, if desired.
*Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven