Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken – The Cookie Rookie®

Sweet and salty, this Asian inspired honey garlic chicken is cooked easily in the Crockpot and is loaded with the most amazing flavors. This dump slow cooker recipe is one delicious and hassle free family dinner.

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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

When I’m having one of those weeks, when I don’t want to have to spend time in the kitchen after a long day, my slow cooker is always a go to. Set everything off to cook earlier in the day and have a delicious family dinner waiting for you.

This Crockpot honey garlic chicken recipe is one fuss free dinner that doesn’t compromise on flavor. The sauce is perfectly sweet and salty and the chicken thighs are wonderfully juicy and falvorful.

Be sure to try my Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie and Crockpot Tuscan Chicken too!

Why You’ll Love this Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe:

  • ONE POT: All made right in the Crockpot, even the clean up is a breeze!
  • MAKE AHEAD: This is a great dish for meal prep and it’s freezer friendly too.
  • SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: You only need a handful of simple pantry ingredients to make this tasty recipe.

This recipe is a must! It’s one that the whole family will love and you are going to love how simple it is!

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How to Make Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Place the chicken thighs in the Crockpot.
  2. Whisk together the ingredients for the sauce and pour over the top.
  3. Cook til the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Remove the chicken.
  5. Thicken the sauce with a cornstarch slurry.
  6. Stir the chicken back into the sauce, garnish and serve.
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What kind of chicken should I use?

I like using skinless, bone-in chicken thighs for this crockpot recipe. You can use boneless chicken thighs, but I find the bone does keep the chicken moist while it cooks. Instead of chicken thighs, chicken breasts are a great option!

Can I use frozen chicken?

Yes. If using frozen chicken thighs, thaw them in the refrigerator before using in this recipe.

How do I know when the chicken is cooked through?

Cook the chicken on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-5 hours, until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the chicken reaches 165°F.

Is this chicken recipe gluten free?

This recipe is not gluten free. For a gluten free version, use tamari instead of soy sauce and make sure the rest of the ingredients you use are gluten free.

How long does honey garlic chicken last?

Store leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Serving Suggestions

This honey garlic chicken is great to serve up in a bed of rice or quinoa. It’s delicious like that, or serve it up with a veggie side like sautéed carrots.

This is one delicious and satisfying dish. It comes together so easily and is as good as any takeout!

honey garlic chicken in a crockpot


  • Make sure that the chicken is fully cooked through. If you have an instant read thermometer, it should register at 165F.
  • If you like you can add in some veggies to this dish like diced bell peppers or carrots, just add them in along with the other ingredients.

This honey garlic chicken is the perfect mix of sweet and salty. The flavors are bold and rich and it’s pretty irresistible!

Can I make this chicken without a slow cooker?

Absolutely! Try my recipe for baked honey garlic chicken or stovetop honey garlic chicken breasts.

How can I make this chicken spicy?

For a little kick, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce in step 3.

Can I leave out the cornstarch?

I don’t recommend it. In step 6, you’ll make a cornstarch slurry and stir it into the sauce. This helps the sauce thicken so it really sticks to the chicken before serving.

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This Crockpot honey garlic chicken recipe is seriously good. Skip the takeout this weekend and make up a batch of this, I know you won’t regret it!

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!

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