Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken

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Can you believe this meal is from a slow cooker? It is! Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken will be your new family favorite, trust me!

Can you believe this meal is from a slow cooker? It is! Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken will be your new family favorite, trust me!

Can you look at that and not drool? I know I can’t!  I have never  cooked chicken in the Crock-Pot, I don’t know why. I have always cooked chicken in the oven. But when I saw the CrockPot Honey Garlic Chicken in our 40 Meals in 4 Hours Crockpot Freezer Cooking post I knew I had to give it a try. This was such a simple, easy to make recipe I knew that it was a must make!

It was so simple yet it tastes so good. The chicken was so tender and just fell off the bone.  That’s the way that I LOVE chicken don’t you? Your family is going to love it and they are going to ask for it over and over again! I promise! SO GOOD!

I truly love my Slow Cooker and use it as often as I can – not just for Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken, but for just about any dinner (or appetizer or dessert even…don’t get me started!). Let me give you a few more of my favorite recipes to cook in the Slow Cooker when you need a delish, yummy dinner without all the headaches!

Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing 1

Crock Pot Chicken & Stuffing

BBQ Chicken Chili 3

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Shredded Caesar Chicken is so incredibly simple to make. This tender chicken is also the basis for many delicious meal variations.

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Caesar Salad

Crock-Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Crock-Pot Honey Garlic Chicken


  • Chicken ( I have used legs, thighs and chicken breasts)
  • 5 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup spicy honey bbq sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of pepper


  1. Place Chicken in Crock-Pot.
  2. Mix spices, soy sauce, ketchup, bbq sauce, and honey. Pour over chicken.
  3. Cook on low 6 hours.
  4. I split the leg quarters but you don't have to.

**If freezing, place all ingredients in gallon-sized freezer bag. Thaw overnight & dump into Crock-Pot, cook on low 6 hours.**

Original Recipe found at A Year of Slow Cooking


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  1. Clare Vaninetti says

    Hi Just wondering if this recipe would work with chicken breast or boneless thighs??

    Many Thanks Clare

    • I have tried this with breasts and with boneless thighs (although I usually omit the bbq sauce and sometimes use dry basil in place of oregano) and it works with both although the boneless thighs are the tastiest imho.

      • What is the total weight of the chicken? I want to make with chicken breasts, but don’t know how much I should use.

        • I think that would depend on how many you were feeding. In the , we used 6 chicken breasts for 2 meals. If I remember correctly that was roughly 1 lb of chicken per freezer bag.

  2. Can I use frozen chicken or does it have to be thawed?

    • I have used frozen chicken in the crock pot before and it comes out fine. It may need to cook a bit longer though.

  3. I have this in the crock pot right now, and let me tell you… It smells heavenly, I can’t wait for dinner time. Thank you for so many great recipes.

  4. How much chicken is called for with this recipe?

    • I have a big family so when I make it I usually make 6-8 breasts or thighs and if I make it using drumsticks I make at least 12. Depends on how many you are cooking for.

  5. Are your direction numbers out of order?

  6. Christopher says

    How many quarters per recipe?

  7. Dorothy Lomonosof says

    I cooked the chicken exactly as you stated. It came out looking nothing like the pictures. Although it tasted good it was pale and sickly looking. I made enough for 2 nights. I will put the left over batch in the oven, under the broiled.
    What is your opinion please?
    Thank you

    • Hi Dorothy!

      Could be Rebecca used a darker honey or whatever. As long as the chicken is cooked that’s all that matters (yes broil it for a minute if the looks really bothered you – but not too long because you don’t want to lose the flavor.)

  8. Dede Curry says

    Do u have to put any water in the crock pot?

  9. I made this recipe yesterday and I must say… Its delicious! So tender, so juicy and the seasoning\sauce was on point. My 2 year old daughter is a picky eater and she couldn’t get enough of it. Thank you so much I will definitely be making this again. (On a sidenote it didnt look like the picture did but who cares! It was sooo good)


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