Honey garlic chicken sprinkled with green onions.

Best Honey Garlic Chicken (Crock Pot)

Make our slow cooker honey garlic chicken recipe with 5 simple ingredients. This chicken comes out so saucy and is so easy to make. Just set it and forget it in your slow cooker!

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 6 hoursTotal: 6 hours 10 minutes
Fat 3 Carbs 26 Protein 25
Yield 6 1x


  • 1.5 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)


  1. First, create your honey garlic sauce. Whisk together minced garlic, honey, soy sauce, and red chili garlic sauce un the honey has fully dissolved.
  2. Next, place chicken breast onto the bottom of your slow cooker. Then, pour the sauce over the chicken.
  3. Turn slow cooker to high and cook for 2-3 hours OR low and cook for 4-5 hours.
  4. Once your chicken is fully cooked (165ºF internally) and tender, remove the chicken from the slow cooker and use 2 forks to shred.
  5. If you wish to thicken the sauce, remove 1/4 cup of the liquid from the slow cooker and whisk in 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch until it dissolved. Then, pour that back into the slow cooker and mix until combined. 
  6. Then, add the chicken back into the crockpot and mix it with the sauce. Cover and let cook for 10 more minutes on high so that the sauce can fully thicken.
  7. Serve with your favorite grain and vegetable. Top with sesame seeds and green onion.

Tips & Notes

  • Nutrition is just for the chicken.
  • Cornstarch is optional, but your sauce will be thin if you don’t use it.
  • This recipe was slightly updated on January 19, 2022. Nothing major was changed.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 214 Sugar: 23 Fat: 3 Carbohydrates: 26 Fiber: 0 Protein: 25
Author: Lee HershCategory: DinnerMethod: Slow CookerCuisine: Asian

Keywords: honey garlic chicken, slow cooker honey garlic chicken

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