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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!

Slow cooker honey with with quinoa recipe -

Slow cooker honey chicken w/ quinoa


  • 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


  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!

Mmm… tasty!

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34 Responses to “Slow cooker honey chicken w/ quinoa”

  1. Sandy

    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!

    • Jamielyn

      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.

  2. Jen at Ovuline

    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.

  3. Crystal

    I’m always looking for new slow cooker recipes. This looks delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  4. Deanna

    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!

  5. Heather

    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.

  6. Lisa

    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.

    • Jamielyn

      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!

  7. Pat

    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.

    • Jamielyn

      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.

  8. Danielle

    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!

  9. Sara Leighton

    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!

    • Jamielyn

      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. :)