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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Slow cooker honey garlic chicken is an easy 10 min prep then set and forget. Serve this moist, sweet and savory chicken with a side of rice and some greens.

Some time back I did a seafood version of the honey garlic flavors from crispy honey garlic chicken. It did pretty well. People seem to like the flavor combo. So today I’ve tried out a slow cooker chicken version with shredded chicken instead. This one has a slight variation to the ingredients to make it more smoky.

I’ll not take credit for the recipe although I did make some small changes. It’s one of those recipes I’ve been meaning to try for quite some time.

Slow cooker honey garlic chicken is an easy 10 min prep then set and forget. Serve this moist, sweet and savory chicken with a side of rice and some greens.

Moist and tender shredded chicken in a sweet and savory sauce that’s really easy to love. Think of it in terms of orange or lemon chicken, or Mongolian beef. The flavors are so strong you’ll want something to balance it out. Like rice. Then add some greens and you’re set.

Slow cooker honey garlic chicken is an easy 10 min prep then set and forget. Serve this moist, sweet and savory chicken with a side of rice and some greens.

Skinless chicken breasts work the best for the slow cooker. I’ve tried wings. I’ve tried drumsticks. Basically anything with chicken skin on it will render too much fat in the slow cooker. This fat pools with the sauce and dilutes it and no amount of reduction on the stove really brings it back to what it should be. So we’ll get rid of the skin. It’s healthier anyway!

Slow cooker honey garlic chicken is an easy 10 min prep then set and forget. Serve this moist, sweet and savory chicken with a side of rice and some greens.

If you’re wondering what the heck blackberry jam is doing in there, I know, I wondered too. But my foodie senses could taste how well it blends in with the rest of the sauce. I made it and tasted it and confirmed my instincts. The blackberry jam lends a nice tangy sweetness that really ties in the flavors. Since it’s such a small amount, the jam is not overpowering but supplemental. Just make sure to get the seedless kind.

I added some smoked paprika for the smoky flavor in lieu of hoisin sauce and it worked out pretty well! You’ll feel like you just got some wood smoked shredded chicken.

Slow cooker honey garlic chicken is an easy 10 min prep then set and forget. Serve this moist, sweet and savory chicken with a side of rice and some greens.

This one’s pretty easy to put together. It took me less than ten minutes to arrange the chicken breasts in the slow cooker, mix the sauce, pour it over and presto…done!

If you’re looking for a roast style of honey garlic chicken, here’s an old family recipe of mine. And if want another shredded chicken recipe, stop by for some salsa verde chicken!

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Slow cooker honey garlic chicken is an easy 10 min prep then set and forget. Serve this moist, sweet and savory chicken with a side of rice and some greens.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons seedless blackberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water

Instructions

  1. Arrange the chicken breasts in the slow cooker
  2. Combine garlic, ginger, honey, soy sauce, blackberry jam, olive oil, smoked paprika and pepper to taste. Stir to mix well
  3. Pour over the chicken and cover
  4. Cook on LOW for 4 hours
  5. Shred chicken with two forks
  6. Transfer the sauce to a pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat
  7. Pour in the cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce
  8. Mix the sauce with the chicken and toss to combine well
  9. Dish and serve hot

Notes

Inspired by Just a Taste

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    Slow cooker honey garlic chicken is an easy 10 min prep then set and forget. Serve this moist, sweet and savory chicken with a side of rice and some greens. - Also Kitchen
    March 18, 2015 at 2:29 PM

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    Dot Middlemass
    February 11, 2018 at 8:36 PM

    If you are unable to get blackberry jam where you live (Mexico), coud you recommend a replacement? Thanks.

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      February 19, 2018 at 5:38 PM

      You can leave it out, the honey garlic sauce is primarily based off the combination of honey and soy sauce. Just add or subtract as little or as much of those two as you like to add more sweetness or savoriness.

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    Dot Middlemass
    February 19, 2018 at 8:17 PM

    Thanks, am looking forward to trying the recipe soon.

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