When you come home to a house smelling like this Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe and you’ll thank me!
This Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe has become a staple in our household. And why not? It’s easy, scrumptious and makes a great freezer meal, too!
What a week it’s been with all the fabulous giveaways happening around here, huh? The fun isn’t stopping yet – today, I’ve got a fabulous Slow Cooker Honey Chicken Recipe & #SlowCookerMeals Giveaway for you! I can’t wait for you to check out this new recipe I cobbled together, and enter for a chance to win this amazing slow cooker!
But before we get to that, I want to share with you my recipe for Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe – this has become a new favorite in our house! We received the Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget® 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker With Spoon/Lid to review and I wanted to try cooking something that I knew well to see how it compared to my old Crock Pot. I made my Slow Cooker Potato Soup and was really happy with the way it turned out – maybe even better than normal!
Being able to set the slow cooker on a timer means no more burned edges, which no one likes eating or cleaning! The slow cooker automatically changes it’s setting to WARM once the timer goes off – how cool is that?
I was really excited to try a new dish in my new slow cooker! I did some research on honey chicken recipes, and ended up tweaking recipes from Table for Two and Damn Delicious. I might be kind of a snob, but as a rule I don’t care to cook with ketchup. I decided instead to use tomato paste and rice wine vinegar instead. I omitted the oil and added additional honey. Adding the carrots adds a nice color and brightness to the dish, too. I’m really pleased with the way this turned out. It’s got a little kick from the red pepper flakes, and a whole lot of sweetness that equals pure deliciousness!
Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe Shopping List:
- Tomato Paste
- Rice Wine Vinegar
- Soy Sauce
- Yellow Pepper
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Chicken Breasts or Thighs
- Sesame Seeds and Scallions (optional)
- Rice or Soba Noodles, for serving, if desired
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Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe
Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe
- 1-1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1-1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1-1/2 cups honey
- 3/4 cup soy sauce
- 3/4 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced yellow pepper
- 1-1/2 tablespoons minced garlic about 3 cloves
- 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes optional
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper
- 6 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 3 Tablespoons water
- 3 large carrots chopped
- Sesame seeds and Scallions for garnish optional
Whisk together the tomato paste, rice wine vinegar, honey, and soy sauce until smooth.
Add in the diced vegetables and minced garlic. Add red pepper flakes, if desired.
Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and add to the slow cooker.
Set the slow cooker on low to cook for 5 hours.
30 minutes before serving, add the carrots and remove the chicken. Use two forks to pull it apart. Return to the slow cooker.
In a small dish, make a slurry with cornstarch and water. This will thicken the sauce.
Turn the heat up to high for 30 minutes.
Serve over rice with a garnish of sesame seeds and scallions if desired.
Note: You could add the carrots to the pot, but I find that they get too mushy for my taste.
Adapted from Six Sisters Stuff
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Disclosure: I received the Set ‘n Forget® 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker With Spoon/Lid from Hamilton Beach for purposes of reviewing, however, all opinions are my own. This giveaway is sponsored by Hamilton Beach, and I am a Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Beach.
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