SLOW COOKER HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN

(This recipe is from way back in 2011 and it severely needed a new picture to go with it.) This slow cooker honey garlic chicken recipe starts with boneless, skinless chicken thighs–my favorite chicken to make in the slow cooker. I love cooking with chicken thighs in the slow cooker because they do so well with the low temps and the long cooking times. The collagen turns to gelatin and the chicken becomes so easy to shred. You can also use bone-in chicken for this recipe, if you prefer. But if you do, make sure to remove the skin first or else it just gets rubbery and gross. I added broccoli to the slow cooker after the chicken was done cooking but if I were to make this again I would just serve the broccoli on the side. I didn’t necessarily love the way the lemon juice/honey mixture went with the broccoli.

(This recipe is from way back in 2011 and it severely needed a new picture to go with it.) This slow cooker honey garlic chicken recipe starts with boneless, skinless chicken thighs–my favorite chicken to make in the slow cooker. I love cooking with chicken thighs in the slow cooker because they do so well with the low temps and the long cooking times. The collagen turns to gelatin and the chicken becomes so easy to shred. You can also use bone-in chicken for this recipe, if you prefer. But if you do, make sure to remove the skin first or else it just gets rubbery and gross. I added broccoli to the slow cooker after the chicken was done cooking but if I were to make this again I would just serve the broccoli on the side. I didn’t necessarily love the way the lemon juice/honey mixture went with the broccoli.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice*
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 (about…if you need more, use more) cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs OR bone-in chicken with skin removed
  • 1 lb frozen broccoli florets**

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Wash chicken and pat dry.
  2. Dredge the chicken in flour and place in the slow cooker.
  3. Combine honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic and tapioca in a small bowl. Pour over the top of the chicken.