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Slow cooker honey garlic chicken thighs on a white plate with carrots and green beans.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Enjoy the sweet and savory sauce loved by millions with this juicy slow cooker honey garlic chicken complete one-pot meal.


Units Scale
  • 2 lbs. bone in, skin on chicken thighs
  • 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 lb. baby red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 lb. carrots, peeled
  • 1/2 lb. green beans, ends trimmed off
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water (optional for thicker sauce)
  • Fresh parsley (optional for garnish)

Honey Garlic Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced/1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce


  1. Combine the sauce ingredients and pat the chicken dry with paper towels.
  2.  Fill the bottom of a 6 qt. slow cooker with all the vegetables except for the green beans.
  3. Top with chicken and pour sauce over the chicken.
  4. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Around 45 minutes before the end of the cooking time, add in the cornstarch slurry to the sauce and stir to mix (optional, see notes).
  6. Add in green beans and cook for another 30 minutes or until the green beans are tender and the sauce has thickened.
  7. For a crispy skin, broil the chicken thighs 450 degrees F for 2-3 minutes (optional).
  8. Dish and serve hot sprinkled with optional fresh parsley for garnish.


  1. The sauce will be slightly diluted if you do not use a cornstarch slurry. If you are okay with this, enjoy! If not, you can cook the sauce down in a saucepan over the stove top until thickened to your desired consistency.
  2. To add some kick to the sauce, try some red pepper flakes or smoked paprika to taste and/or some lime juice.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours