Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

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Sticky slow cooker honey garlic chicken is full of flavor and a cinch to whip up with hardly any prep or clean up. An instant family favorite! 

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken |

This is it. This is as easy easy as it gets without warming up a tv dinner. Except for the part where this is nine hundred times more delicious and let’s be honest, a whole lot healthier, than a tv dinner. And I’m not even tv dinner bashing because even though I haven’t touched one in years, I grew up on those things and loved them. I’m just saying that even fifteen years ago I could have handled the preparation on this dish and would turn down microwave ribblets and cherry cobbler for this saucy slow cooker chicken.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken |

Seven ingredients is all it takes to have this slow cooker honey garlic chicken underway. That sauce is sweet and savory, sticky goodness and you will absolutely fall in love with every finger-lickin-good drop of it.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken |


Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken |

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Sticky slow cooker honey garlic chicken is full of flavor and a cinch to whip up with hardly any prep or clean up.
4.8 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts OR 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • Arrange chicken in the bottom of a greased slow cooker. Whisk together all remaining ingredients and pour over chicken.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Garnish with fresh thyme or parsley if desired and serve.
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Hi! Trying this tonight!
How do you serve this? Do you shred the chicken up when it’s done and serve it over rice?
I assume you drizzle the sauce over it? Thanks for any suggestions!

I made this earlier in the week and it had completely dried out and burned to a crisp… I followed the recipe but any other tips welcomed

    Hello Debbie, I’ve found that most slow cooker recipes give a much longer cook time than necessary, from 2-3x longer! I have owned 3 slow cookers and have found this to be the case with all of them. They are pretty small slow cookers, and I suspect that times have to be reduced for them. When I’ve set my cooker to low, I can get a low simmer, and on high I get a low boil. From what I read about the temperatures slow cookers should have, they should never reach that temperature. Hence, I believe it to be a flaw in the smaller ones. Why they can’t account for it, I don’t know, but it seems to be the case. Of course, it can also be based on the size you cut the meat to, with smaller pieces obviously cooking more quickly. Personally, I am making this dish tonight, and I expect it to be cooked in about 2 hours, perhaps 3-4 at the most depending on a few factors(I have it marinating in the refrigerator right now, which might add a little to the cooking time since it will be chilled when put in the cooker). I will post how it turned out later, and would make a bet it will be done in no longer than 3 hours.

Planning on making this tonight! Would you recommend sriracha for the hot sauce or more of a regular hot sauce like Texas Pete? Also, do you think substituting BBQ for the ketchup would taste good? Excited to try!! 🙂

Hello. I’m new to your site. The recipes look and sound delicious. What spices do you include in italion spice blend?

    Hi Kathryn- welcome to CDLC! Thanks for your sweet compliment. I used a premixed italian spice blend. I did not mix it myself!

Hi Tiffany
Can you add any veggies to make this a one pot meal

    I haven’t tried it myself but I think it would work!? I would love to hear that outcome for sure! One pot meal are life savers, I totally get it!

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