Honey Garlic Chicken (slow cooker)

Honey Garlic Chicken (slow cooker)

Honey Garlic Chicken

This slow cooker Honey Garlic Chicken is delicious. It’s easy and packed full of garlicky sweetness, there’s a lot of garlic :-). It’s the perfect midweek meal, or family dinner when you’re busy 

You simply pop it all in your slow-cooker (crockpot) switch it on – and off you go – I guess it’s what you call a dump recipe 

And 4-6 hours later – boom a delicious hot and healthy dinner is waiting


Why Slow Cooker / Crockpot Meals? 

Well they are the best thing for busy people, really they are. And energy saving. It’s so much cheaper to run a slow cooker than to put the oven on. I read somewhere that it’s a quarter of the electricity price – so why not? 

You simply do a little prep, pop it all in the slow cooker, leave for anywhere between 4-8 hours (depending on the recipe) and leave it all alone!! 

Then you have a wonderful warm dinner prepared – voila 


How do you make Honey Garlic Chicken? 

Step by step 

Step 1 – chicken thighs or Chicken breasts for your honey garlic chicken? 

See the full recipe card at the bottom of this post 

Pop your chicken thighs in your slow cooker – remove all visible fat 

I like thighs, however chicken breasts work just as well 


Step 2 – your Honey garlic chicken sauce 

In a small bowl mix all your wet ingredients together and add your chopped garlic 

Step 3

Poor over your chicken thighs and cook of high for 3-4 hours 


Step 4 – thicken your honey garlic chicken 

Once cooked add your cornflour and water  mix / sauce mix,  back into the slow cooker to thicken. You may feel it’s thick enough already so skip this if this is the case 

Add your chopped spring onions at this point too – reserving a few to serve / garnish 

Step 5 

Once the cornflour mix is added you will see it thicken in the heat of the sauce and serve accordingly 

You can shred using 2 forks or simply leave if you like your chicken a little more chunky 


Step 6 

Ta-dah! Serve 


Other ideas for your Honey Garlic Chicken 

Try adding a spoonful of sweet chilli sauce or a few dried chilli’s – the amount is up to you, depending on how much chilli kick you want. 

You can also sprinkle with sesame seeds as this gives a mote Asian theme 


What to serve with your Honey Garlic Chicken 

I serve mine with a mix of basmati and wild rice 

It also works well with vegetables and potatoes 

or if you fancy it with a bread roll! 


The Deets for your Garlic & Honey Chicken

  • Your stock cubes are free 
  • 1 level tablespoons cornflour is 1 
  • Honey – 4 tablespoon is 10 syns

= 11 – so say 3 Syns per portion 

****However I am not a Slimming World consultant  (or linked to SW at all) so you need to check yourself


Can I refrigerate my Leftover Honey Garlic Chicken? 

Yes you can. It will keep in the fridge for 2 days.

Pop it in an airtight container once cool and make sure you fully reheat  before serving. Heat in a saucepan for approx 10 minutes until piping hot all the way through, it must be piping hot 


Can I freeze my leftover Honey Garlic Chicken? 

Yes you can – it freezes perfectly – and that what makes a perfect recipe to batch cook 

Simply pop your left over cooled honey garlic chicken into an airtight container, freeze  and use within a couple of months

To reheat – defrost overnight in the fridge, then heat in a saucepan for approx 10 minutes until piping hot all the way through, it must be piping hot


Slow Cooker Choice 

Lots of people ask me about which slow cooker I would recommend 

Well it has to be this one, it has a sear function for browning – so a lot less washing up and a way more flavour for your recipes

Morphy Richards 3.5L Sear & Stew Slow Cooker, Shatter Resistant Aluminium Pot, 3 Heat Settings, Hob Proof, Easy Clean, 163W, Black, 461020.







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Another couple of crockpot suppers

Beef Bourguignon is a delicious slow cooker meal – it’s also very low in Syns 

Have a gander at the recipe

Slow cooker beef bourguignon - close up served with mash



If you love your slow cooker / crockpot and the convienence of it you might also love my Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken recipe 

And it’s the perfect recipe for both summer & winter too 

Look at it 

Cate's Twisted Chicken Recipe


And four more slow cooker recipes ….. 

Slow Cooker Beef Curry – yum 

A bowl of served Slow cooker beef curry with rice


How about a Slow Cooker Chicken Curry? – it’s just as easy as this one, if not easier 

Bowl of chicken curry served on rice


Finally my Healthy Turkey Mince Chilli – also made in the slow cooker – delicious 

Turkey chilli served with rice


And finally the DUMP recipe of all time 

My Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala is just delicious! Uber easy 


Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala - served


Enjoy Cx 

Honey Garlic Chicken served with rice

Honey Garlic Chicken - slow cooker

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 296kcal
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A delicious sweet garlicky slow cooker meal. Tender fall apart chicken thighs in a delicious sauce - yum!


  • 1 Slow Cooker


  • 600 g 6 chicken thighs Boneless & skinless
  • 100 g Runny honey
  • 100 g Light Soy Sauce
  • 50 g Tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 4 Cloves garlic (or 3) peeled and chopped very small
  • Salt & Black pepper Seasoning
  • 6 Spring onions / scallions peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp water


  • Place your chicken thighs into your slow cooker / crockpot
    Chicken thighs in slow slowc ooker ready to be made into honey garlic chicken
  • In a small bowl mix your honey, tomato puree, soy sauce, water, balsamic vinegar, chopped garlic and salt & pepper and stir well
  • Next tip this wet mix over your chicken thighs in the slow cooker
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours
  • When almost ready take your cornflour and use a tablespoon of the sauce to blend, add this back to the slow cooker and stir well - it will thicken. Add your chopped spring onions and stir (hold a few back for garnish)
  • You can add water here to achieve the consistency you like
  • Then serve, you can either shred with 2 forks, or leave the chicken as it is
    Honey Garlic Chicken thickened in the slow cooker
  • Test the seasoning and adjust, use the remaining chopped spring onions to garnish
    Honey Garlic Chicken served with rice


*** Nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide 


Nutrition Facts
Honey Garlic Chicken - slow cooker
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Hi how could i cook this without a slow cooker? Looks delicious xx

    1. Just put it in the oven – I’d guess for 45m to 1 hour – just make sure the thighs are cooked x

  2. Can I use pork in this dish

    1. I would imagine it would be fine, but i haven’t tried it x

  3. Can chicken breast be used instead of thighs?

  4. Can this be cooked on low for 8 hours?

    1. Haven’t tried it but yes cannot see why not
      Thanks Clare

  5. Can I use set honey?

    1. yes as it will melt xx

  6. Recipe looks so easy and delicious. Would love to try this but how do I measure honey and soy sauce in cups? Thank you.

    1. I’m afraid I don’t do cups as it’s not accurate enough x I’m sure there’s a guide on google

  7. This dish is probably my favourite so far. List of ingredients easy to follow. Instructions on how to make so easy to follow. It is so versatile. Have it with rice, noodles or wraps .

    1. Oh noodles sound good – I love it too x

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