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A plate of rice topped with slow cooker honey garlic chicken, green onions, and sesame seeds.

Easiest Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Slow-Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken is a delicious, incredibly low-maintenance dinner that requires almost no work at all! Saucy chicken is cooked to tender perfection in the crock pot, shredded, and served atop fluffy rice for a meal that's as delicious as it is easy. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Main Dish
Keyword Easy Slow Cooker Meals
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 4 servings
Author Stephanie Simmons


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Holland House White Cooking Wine
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 and 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, fat trimmed
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch, for thickening the sauce after cooking
  • 3 tbsp water, for thickening the sauce after cooking
  • rice, for serving
  • sesame seeds and green onions, for serving/garnish


  • Mix up the Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, minced garlic, soy sauce, Holland House White Cooking Wine, ground ginger, and water.
  • Cook the Honey Garlic Chicken: Place your chicken thighs in the slow cooker and cover with the sauce. Cook on low for 2 to 3 hours. (Mine were perfect at 2 hours and 45 minutes. I'd check them every 20 minutes or so starting at the 2 hour mark).
    Once the chicken is cooked through and tender, remove it from your slow cooker and set on a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
  • Thicken the Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with the 3 tablespoons of water, until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Stir this into the sauce in your slow cooker, and then pour the sauce into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, for 3-5 minutes, until thickened to desired consistency. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Serve + Store: Add the chicken back to your crockpot, and shred it with two forks. Pour the sauce over the chicken and stir to get the chicken coated in that saucy goodness. Warm a bit longer as needed in the crock pot before serving. Serve over rice, with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.
    Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.