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Slow Cooker Honey Chicken

Slow cooker honey chicken is one of my favorite crockpot chicken recipes that’s quick, flavorful and absolutely delicious. It comes out perfectly tender every time!

I love to have lots of quick and easy slow cooker recipes on hand, especially for those busy weeknights! This dish is one of my go-to’s, along with crockpot lasagna, slow cooker taco bowls and  chicken enchilada soup.

bowl of honey chicken topped with scallions and sesame seeds
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If you know me, you know that I’m all about quick and easy DELICIOUS recipes! And this slow cooker honey garlic chicken is one of those recipes. The sauce 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. ;)

pouring honey garlic sauce over chicken in crockpot

Honey garlic sauce

The sauce is the star of the show! It’s sweet, flavorful and has a hint of Chinese flavor from the soy sauce. All of the ingredients are simple fridge and pantry staples that you likely already have on hand.

This dish is also pretty healthy as well. You can cut back on the honey to make it even more healthy. I love to use low sodium soy sauce too.

  • Soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Olive oil
  • Onion powder
  • Minced garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
shredded honey garlic chicken in crockpot

Preparation for slow cooker honey chicken

  1. CHICKEN. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. SAUCE. Combine remaining sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and stir. Then pour the sauce over the meat.
  3. COOK. Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours, or until the meat falls apart.

Serving tips

  • Serve in a bowl over brown or white rice.
  • Top with sliced green onions and sesame seeds for additional flavor.
  • Add in steamed vegetables like broccoli or green beans. Cook them separately, then add to your bowl before serving.
  • Use cooked quinoa or cauliflower rice for a healthier, lower carb option.
  • This dish also tastes great in lettuce wraps or over a salad.
bowl of honey garlic chicken served over rice

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crockpot honey garlic chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Chicken Recipe

4.85 from 19 votes
Slow cooker honey chicken is one of my favorite crockpot chicken recipes that's quick, flavorful and absolutely delicious. It comes out perfectly tender every time!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 5


  • 1.5 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce 
  • 1/2  cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2-3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

For serving: Cooked rice or quinoa, sliced green onions, sesame seeds


    • 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.
      soy sauce in bowl
    • Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or until the chicken easily falls apart.
      slow cooker honey garlic chicken
    • Serve honey chicken over cooked rice or quinoa. Add extra sauce and top with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!
      crockpot honey garlic chicken



    Sauce: If you like lots of sauce, feel free to double the recipe :)
    Instant Pot: Follow step 1 and add 1/4 cup water to the bottom of the pot. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. If chicken is frozen, set it to 25 minutes. Then do a quick release once the time is up.
    To thicken the sauce, remove 1/4 cup of the liquid and then whisk in 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch. Remove chicken to shred and turn Instant Pot to saute mode. Add cornstarch and simmer until slightly thickened.

    Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1474mg | Potassium: 567mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.2mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Author: Jamielyn Nye

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