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Slow cooker honey garlic chicken over white rice topped with sliced scallions placed in two white bowls with a pair of chopsticks on top and a small bowl of sesame seeds on the side, on a marble surface.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

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This easy, Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken recipe features tender, succulent chicken infused with the mouthwatering flavors of sweet honey and aromatic garlic, all simmered to perfection in a convenient slow cooker!

  • Total Time: 3 to 7 hours
  • Yield: 6 1x


Units Scale
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)

For the sauce:

For the garnish:


  1. Place the chicken breasts at the bottom of your slow cooker. Add in the soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and garlic. Stir it all together until well-combined.
  2. Cover and cook for 3 -4 hours on high, or 6-7 hours on low. (Carefully remove the lid halfway through cooking to flip the chicken breasts.)
  3. Once fully cooked, remove the chicken and cool slightly. Shred the chicken with a large fork or hand mixer. Toss back in with the remaining sauce and stir to coat. Taste for seasoning.
  4. To plate, place the chicken over a bed of rice, and garnish with the scallions and sesame seeds.


  • You can always use thighs instead of chicken breasts. The flavors will be deep and delicious! Do not use frozen chicken in the slow cooker. The chicken will cook unevenly.
  • Make this recipe gluten free by substituting the soy sauce for tamari, gluten-free soy sauce, or coconut aminos. And most commercial hoisin sauces are not gluten free, so sub it out with gluten-free hoisin sauce.
  • Any rice will do here as a base for the honey garlic chicken. I used steamed Jasmine rice, but brown rice, fried rice, or cauliflower rice would also be delicious!

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  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 3-7 hrs
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 427
  • Sugar: 34.2 g
  • Sodium: 1632.2 mg
  • Fat: 8.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.3 g
  • Protein: 45.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 132.8 mg