Healthy Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken recipe with 8 simple ingredients! Juicy chicken thighs or breasts in a sticky honey garlic sauce. We pride ourselves with easy recipes that are full of nutrition using our honey. Fine cuisine, that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Leftovers can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days or frozen for convenience at a later date. Add your own healthy veggies - such as broccoli, cauli or carrots.
The versatility of this recipe is limitless, as it can be prepared using any protein – beef, pork, lamb, shrimp/prawns, or even tofu.
Ingredients For the Honey Garlic Chicken
650g boneless, skinless chicken thighs or chicken breasts
1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons chili paste sambal oelek, sriracha, or hot sauce of choice
4 cloves garlic minced
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Prepared brown rice, quinoa, or cauliflower rice
Toasted sesame seeds
Chopped green onion
Place the chicken in the bottom of a 5.5 Litre or larger slow cooker. In a medium mixing bowl or very large measuring cup, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, tomato paste, chili paste, garlic, and rice vinegar. Pour over the chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours or HIGH for 2 to 3 hours, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. If you are available, flip the chicken over once halfway through to coat both sides. (If not, don’t stress; it will still be tasty.)
Remove the chicken to a plate and let cool slightly. Whisk the cornstarch into the slow cooker cooking liquid. Cover and cook on HIGH for 15 minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally. If you’d like the sauce particularly thick, you can cook it for a full 30 minutes.
For quicker sauce thickening, reduce the sauce on the stove: After whisking in the cornstarch, transfer the cooking liquid to a medium saucepan. Cook on the stovetop over medium heat, stirring often until the sauce thickens, 5 to 10 minutes. (If your slow cooker insert is stovetop safe, you can remove it from the slow cooker and place it directly on the burner, but do not do this unless you are POSITIVE your insert is stovetop safe or it may crack.)
With two forks (or your fingers if the chicken is cool enough), shred the chicken and place it in the slow cooker. If you reduced the sauce on the stove, add it back to the slow cooker now. Stir to coat the chicken with the sauce. Serve over rice, sprinkled with green onions and sesame seeds.
What to serve with Honey Garlic Chicken Breast
When it comes to serving honey garlic chicken breast, the options are endless! The sauce is so delicious that you can drizzle it over veggies or soak it into rice for a flavour-packed meal. A little bit of this sauce goes a long way, so don't overdo it. For a balanced meal, try serving the chicken with cauliflower rice tossed with lemon, parsley, salt, and pepper. Add a side of cucumber salad to complete the dish. Don't worry if you're not in the mood for an Asian-inspired meal - this chicken is versatile enough to go with just about anything! From fried rice to macaroni salad or even mac and cheese, this honey garlic chicken breast will be sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Is there any particular brand of honey that tastes the best?
The taste of honey can vary depending on factors such as the type of flower the bees collected nectar from, the season and location of the hive, and how it was processed. Ultimately, the best brand of honey for you will depend on your personal taste preferences and intended use for the honey. For this recipe, I used our raw clover the other night, and it was delicious.
* Original Recipe: https://www.wellplated.com/