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Easy Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Tender chicken breasts slow cooked in the crock pot with a sweet garlic honey ginger sauce.  Easy chicken crock pot meal with delicious Asian flavors! The best crock pot honey garlic chicken!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 404kcal
Author Anne Clark

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cup(s)
  • measuring spoons
  • whisk
  • slow cooker (crock pot)
  • small saute pan

Ingredients

  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2-½ pounds)
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  • sliced green onions for garnish

Instructions

  • Place 3 large chicken breasts in the slow cooker. If using smaller, thinner chicken breasts, the cooking time may be less! 
  • Mix the low sodium soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, and oregano in a mixing bowl or jumbo measuring cup.  Stir with a whisk to combine.  Pour over the chicken breasts.  Put the lid on the crockpot and cook on high for 3 hours.  Alternatively, you can cook on low for about 6 hours.  I would not cook longer than 6 hours or the chicken will be overcooked!
    raw chicken breasts in crock pot
  • When the honey garlic chicken is done cooking, remove the chicken and place it on a plate or cutting board.  Using two forks, shred the chicken.  I prefer shredded chicken for this recipe, however, diced or sliced is fine, too.
    shredding cooked chicken
  • Pour the sauce from the crockpot into a small saute pan on the stove.  Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water and add it to the sauce.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes to thicken.
    honey garlic ginger sauce in saute pan
  • Return the chicken and the sauce to the crockpot and stir to combine.  Top with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
    shredded honey garlic chicken in crockpot

Notes

  • You can prepare the sauce up to 3 days in advance.
  • You can opt to cook the chicken for 6 hours on LOW instead
  • Cooked chicken will last for 3 days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 9.5oz | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 1000mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g