There are many versions of Honey and Garlic Chicken, the recipe I’m giving you here started is a bit of a hybrid and, unlike most of the Slow Cooker Honey and Garlic Chicken recipes, this one involves marinating the chicken in the sauce overnight, so you can simply empty it into the slow cooker in the morning and off you go!
This sort of ‘dump’ recipe is something I really like as I usually have more time in the evening than I do first thing in the morning. It’s easy to put it all together after the previous evening’s supper and you don’t end up heading off to work with the aroma of onions on your hands! If you like the idea of this kind of cooking, it’s worth having a look at my Lamb, Slow Cooked with Rosemary and Lemon.
You can serve the Honey and Garlic Chicken with plain rice or noodles, but I took the meat off the bone and combined it with the cooked noodles and some lightly cooked broccoli florets, both of which absorbed some of the delicious sauce.
Recipe for Slow Cooker Honey and Garlic Chicken
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This is such an easy way to cook and serve a Chinese-style chicken dish, it’s packed with flavour and, with the sweetness of honey, it is popular with children and adults alike.
Slow Cooker Honey and Garlic Chicken
- 4 chicken thighs I cut up a whole chicken, roasted the breast and used the thighs, drumsticks and wings for this recipes
- 4 garlic cloves grated
- 5 tbsp honey
- 8 tbsp tomato ketchup
- 8 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 2 tbsp parsley finely chopped
- Place the chicken in a large plastic freezer bag.
- Mix the other ingredients in a bowl and then add to the freezer bag, moving the chicken around in the bag to make sure it is covered.
- Seal or clip the top of the bag and place on a plate or tray in the refrigerator overnight.
- Next day, tip the contents of the bag into the slow cooker, make sure you get as much sauce out as possible.
- Cook on High for 4-5 hours or on Low for 6-7 hours.
*Be careful if you use drumsticks or wings, as they have small bones which may come away from the chicken while cooking and they are difficult to see in the dark sauce.Adapted from Diethood