Slow cooker honey chicken w/ quinoa

If you know me, I’m all about quick and easy DELICIOUS recipes! This slow cooker honey chicken is one of those recipes. The chicken has such a unique flavor and leaves your family begging for more! They’ll think you slaved all day in the kitchen. Shh! Don’t tell. They don’t have to know it only took you five minutes to make. ;) This dish is also pretty healthy as well. You can cut back on the honey to make it even more healthy. It’s one of our family’s new favorite recipes!

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Slow cooker honey with with quinoa recipe –

Slow cooker honey chicken w/ quinoa

Ingredients

  • 3 large frozen chicken breasts (if your's are thawed, adjust cooking time)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup sesame seed (optional)
  • 1 cup quinoa (cooked according to package directions) - could substitute with rice

Instructions

  1. Place chicken breasts in a crock pot. Combine soy sauce, honey, olive oil, onion powder, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir until combined. Pour sauce over chicken. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until the chicken easily falls apart.
  2. Serve chicken over cooked quinoa. Add extra sauce from the crock pot on top and add sesame seeds for show.
  3. Enjoy!
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/slow-cooker-honey-chicken/

Mmm… tasty!

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Comments

  1. Sandy posted on March 5, 2013 at 7:11 am (#
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    I love quinoa and am always looking for new recipes. Thanks so much for sharing this! make a really good cold quinoa salad where I make a batch of quinoa and to it I add a grilled chicken breast or two, some red onion, a can of tropical fruit (drained) and a can of chunk pineapple (drained). I add sesame oil and some soy sauce and it is delicious!

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    • Jamielyn replied on March 5th, 2013 at 8:51 am

      That salad sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing! Mmm…

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  2. Cat Davis - Food Family Finds posted on March 5, 2013 at 10:01 am (#
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    I still haven’t decided if I like quinoa yet but the chicken looks amazing. At the very least it would be great over rice.

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    • Jamielyn replied on March 5th, 2013 at 10:15 am

      Yes, you could definitely substitue it with rice. :) It took my family awhile to get used to quinoa too. They don’t notice the difference now.

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  3. Kris posted on March 5, 2013 at 10:46 am (#
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    That looks amazing! I need to make it asap.

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  4. Jen at Ovuline posted on March 5, 2013 at 10:59 am (#
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    Quinoa is such a nutrient-packed grain and many people are not familiar with it. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I will definitely try it.

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  5. Crystal posted on March 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm (#
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    I’m always looking for new slow cooker recipes. This looks delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!!

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  6. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke posted on March 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm (#
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    Yum, this looks delicious, always up for more quick and easy recipes!

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  7. Julie posted on March 8, 2013 at 8:15 am (#
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    This looks amazing!

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  8. Deanna posted on March 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm (#
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    I upped the ante on the garlic, just because we like it so much, and I used something called coconut aminos, instead of soy sauce. I also sauted some onions and sweet peppers on the side, for whoever wanted to add them. We used brown rice, as I was out of quinoa. Thawed chicken breasts (about 2#) were cooked nicely in three hours, and I did 1-1/2x the sauce recipe to allow for that much chicken. Delicious! Thank you!

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    • Jamielyn replied on March 13th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Your changes sound great! Thanks for sharing! So glad you enjoyed it. :)

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  9. jamie k posted on July 29, 2013 at 9:41 pm (#
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    Dumb question, but do I need to add water to the crock pot or does it just dry cook? Thanks!

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 29th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      I’ll usually add about 1/8 cup water to the bottom just to give it a little bit of moisture. :)

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  10. Heather posted on October 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm (#
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    I used liquid aminos instead of soy sauce and this is delicious. Hubby is having it with quinoa and I’ll probably have it with rice leftover from yesterday.

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    • Jamielyn replied on October 31st, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      Yum! I’m so glad you and your hubby enjoyed it! :)

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  11. robbie @ going green mama posted on December 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm (#
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    Trying this tonight! Sounds wonderful after a cold day!

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    • Jamielyn replied on December 11th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      Hope you enjoyed this! I love cooking with quinoa!

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  12. Justine S posted on January 20, 2014 at 7:55 pm (#
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    Made this for dinner tonight and the chicken is absolutely to die for! Was soooo yummy!!! Thanks for the recipe :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 21st, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks for your nice comment Justine! I’m glad you liked the recipe!! :)

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  13. Lisa posted on January 25, 2014 at 10:31 am (#
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    I made this the other night and it was so awesome! I’m going to double it for a small dinner party in a few weeks – SO easy and delicious! We ate it with jasmine rice and broccoli.

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 28th, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it Lisa! Thanks for stopping by again to leave a comment! Sounds like the perfect meal with jasmine rice and broccoli…yum!

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  14. Pat posted on January 27, 2014 at 11:19 pm (#
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    Jamielyn, I’m concerned about all the sodium in this recipe. According to the bottle of reduced sodium soy sauce I have, 1 Tblsp. contains 575 mg of sodium, so 1/2 cup would have 4600 mg, and the 1 tsp of salt has nearly 2400 mg, meaning the recipe has 7000mg of sodium just in those two ingredients. Divided into 4 servings, that’s 1750 mg per person which is a lot for just one dish of a meal and exceeds the daily allotment for many diet plans. Please be careful what you label a “healthy” recipe.

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 31st, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      Hi Pat, thanks for your concern. Everyones level of healthy is different so you could definitely use less than it calls for in the recipe. Also, there will be quite a bit of sauce left that you don’t use when serving…it mainly just helps marinate the chicken.

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  15. Danielle posted on March 19, 2014 at 11:30 pm (#
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    Making this as my first attempt with quinoa tomorrow – hoping it comes out great! Don’t have quite that much soy sauce and honey left, so hopefully what I have will make a nice marinade!

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    • Jamielyn replied on March 20th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Hope you enjoy it Danielle, we love it around our house! :)

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      • Kristi replied on April 13th, 2014 at 11:38 pm

        Hi Jamielyn, How many servings does your original recipe feed? I’m looking to feed seven. Thanks!

        • Jamielyn replied on May 14th, 2014 at 12:18 am

          Hi Kristi! This recipe feeds between 4-6, so I would probably double the recipe and you will have a little bit of yummy leftovers! :)

  16. Sara Leighton posted on June 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm (#
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    I wanted to let you know we’ve made this recipe several times and have loved it every time! It’s also good to serve to low-key company since you don’t have to slave away in the kitchen right before they arrive. I just set the crockpot early in the day and then whipped up the quinoa and a salad right before they came. Perfect!

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    • Jamielyn replied on June 5th, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Ohhh, your comment made me smile! I’m so glad you have loved this recipe. I agree, recipes that can just be thrown in the crock pot are the best. :)

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  17. Heather posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:55 am (#
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    What is the story on “amino” I see people substituting them for soy sauce???

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 2nd, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      I haven’t used it before, I just googled it and seems to be a healthier substitute to soy sauce!

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  18. Anjel posted on June 11, 2014 at 8:20 pm (#
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    Fantastic recipe, I have made this several times and my family loves it. So fast, too! Thank you!

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 2nd, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      I’m glad your family loves it! Thanks for your comment Anjel! :)

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