Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
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This Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken features succulent chicken thighs and vegetables in a sticky honey garlic sauce. It’s an easy crockpot chicken recipe that only need 15 minutes of prep before the slow cooker goes to work.
When you’re looking for easy crockpot meals, it’s hard to beat this crock pot honey garlic chicken. The chicken practically melts in your mouth with the veggies coming out tender and juicy.
This recipe makes an easy weeknight dinner that even picky eaters will enjoy! The honey garlic sauce is to die for! When you’re in a hurry, you can always make Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken instead.
How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken
Here’s how to make it:
- In a small bowl mix the sauce ingredients: honey, garlic, soy sauce, ketchup and oregano.
- Chop the potatoes, carrots, onions.
- Add the chicken, vegetables and sauce to the slow cooker.
- Cover and cook for 6-8 hours on LOW (preferable) or 3 hours on HIGH.
- About 20-30 minutes before serving, add the green beans and optional cornstarch slurry.
Use bone-in chicken thighs whenever possible. They’ll hold their shape during cooking, whereas boneless chicken thighs can disintegrate into stew!
A 6-quart crock pot isideal for this recipe, but a 4-quart will work too. Check out our tips on how to use a slow cooker for more tips and tricks.
Honey Garlic Sauce
Once you remove the chicken and vegetables from the crock pot, there’ll be a good quantity of honey garlic sauce remaining. I recommend putting it through a fat separator to remove excess fat before serving.
For a thicker sauce, mix 2 teaspoons cornstarch with 3 teapsoons water in a cup to and pour into the sauce when adding the green beans. The sauce will thicken while the green beans cook, so everything is ready at once.
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This quick video tutorial shows how to make it:
Frequently Asked Questions
While this slow cooker chicken recipe is a one pot meal, some readers served it with rice to soak up the extra sauce.
The chicken can look a bit pale out of the crock pot, so consider broiling for 2-3 minutes to caramelize the skin for an attractive presentation.
Then transfer the chicken and vegetables to serving plates and drizzle the honey garlic sauce on top. Add minced fresh parsley as well if desired.
Yes, but chicken breasts require less cooking time since they are leaner and prone to drying out. Cook for 3 to 4 hours on LOW or 1½ to 2 hours on HIGH. They are done as soon as they internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
Chicken thighs will remain juicy within a 12-hour period in the slow cooker, but chicken breasts dry out much more sooner and require extra attention. Always fill your crock pot half to two-thirds full to keep everything juicy.
While some people claim to have done it successfully, the USDA clearly states that it is not safe to put frozen meat in the slow cooker. Due to the uneven thawing in the crockpot, some parts of the chicken may spoil in a warm state before getting cooked.
To thaw chicken easily, place it in a sealed ziplock bag in a water bath at room temperature. It only takes 40-60 minutes.
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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
Honey Garlic Sauce
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tbsp garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup soy sauce, low sodium (see note)
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tsp dried oregano
Crockpot Chicken and Vegetables
- 2 pounds chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on
- 1 pound baby red potatoes
- 1 pound carrots, peeled
- 1 cup onions, chopped
- 1 pound green beans, trimmed
- fresh parsley, chopped, for serving optional
- salt and pepper to taste
Cornstarch Slurry (Optional)
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 3 tsp water
- In a small bowl, whisk together honey, garlic, soy sauce, oregano and ketchup.
- Add the chicken thighs, potatoes, carrots and onions to a 4-6 quart slow cooker.
- Pour the honey garlic sauce mixture evenly on top.
- Cover the slow cooker and seal the lid. Cook on a LOW setting for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-3 1/2 hours (see note).
- About 20 minutes before serving, add the green beans to the slow cooker and optional cornstarch slurry to the sauce.
- Re-seal the lid and cook for 15-20 minutes more until the green beans are tender and the sauce is starting to thicken.
- Remove the chicken and vegetables to serving plates using a slotted spoon. Optional: Broil the chicken thighs for 2-3 minutes to brown the skin.
- Drizzle sauce on top of chicken and vegetables. Garnish with optional minced parsley.
- Use a quality soy sauce brand such as Kikkoman or San-J to get the best results. Low-grade soy sauce will affect the flavor of the dish.
- Due to variations among crock pot brands, check doneness at the early end of the time range.
- For a healthier option, pour the sauce into a fat separator before adding cornstarch. Separate out the fat and use only the remaining liquid for the thickening step.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave on medium power. Do not freeze.
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Editor Note: Originally published Nov. 1, 2016 and updated Jul. 19, 2021
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This was tasteless and not worth the calories
Followed the recipe to accordingly. However, the flavor was off putting and the the cooking times for the vegetable bs the chicken was completely wrong. 10/10 would not recommend.
Hi, could I use chicken breast instead or would it dry out? Thanks!
Hi Lauren, Thanks for your question. I don’t recommend chicken breasts for this particular recipe, as they easily dry out. Hope that helps!
This was so so good…and so very easy to make..will most definitely make it again..wish I could post my plate photo…just beautiful…lol
Came out perfect. I didn’t add potatoes but plan to next time. Yum yum yum
I added gochujang and less ketchup. So good.
Made exactly as indicated, but didn’t turn out so wonderful. Looked nothing at all like the picture, and flavor was nothing to write home about. Disappointed.
Made this recipe today and was disappointed, seems. Like all you tasted was soy sauce. Won’t be making this again.
I have made this recipe many times. My family loves it..especially my 16 year old grandson. It’s one of his most requested meals.
UMMMM I made this yesterday. WOW. This is delicious !!!!! I could barely believe it was ME who created it!!!!! This was my first time using a slow cooker!! I left it on low for 7 hours. Potatoes and carrots at bottom of slow cooker and chicken on top.
My sauce didn’t go as thick as I’d have liked but still AMAZING!!! This is going to be one of our favourites now!
This was delicious and I highly recommend. Easy to make and son loved it too.
It was delicious I will definitely make this again. My family loved it
Made this for Sunday Dinner but used the instapot version. I did season my chicken before cooking. I used Creole Seasoning, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and ginger powder(just two pinches). It was delicious and was done in less than 20mins. I sautéed the green beans with garlic and and olive oil.
I made this and it tasted amazing!! Id like to ask however as to why we cannot freeze this recepie?
Many thanks for sharing this delicious dish!
Hi Sara, You can freeze it in airtight containers, but there will be some loss of texture as the veggies and chicken are already quite soft. Thanks for your question.
Dear, thank you for the recipe. I really would like to give a try. However, I am wondering if I could use Pressure Cooker instead of the Slow Cooker? If it could, please give me the time measurement for each of the steps. Thank you in advance.
Hi Lisa, Thanks for your question. If you’re using a pressure cooker, I recommend following this recipe instead: https://tipbuzz.com/instant-pot-honey-garlic-chicken/
This was SO easy and delicious! I’m a lifelong vegetarian but will occasionally try to cook some “meat” for the family, as they aren’t vegetarians. I will only cook things that don’t require handling the chicken or meat and this was perfect! I didn’t have green beans but used everything else and followed the recipe exactly as stated and my husband, two year old, and 5 year old devoured it. Whohoo! Thanks again! We served it over rice and used fresh parsley from the garden and it was beautiful.
No not yet. I see how high the potassium and sodium is. I’m diabetic and I have to watch.
When I first made this recipe a few years ago, I think it was the first time I had cooked meat on my own (I was previously vegetarian for 7 years). I was definitely nervous of not cooking the chicken properly, but the recipe turned out so much better than I expected! I have continued to use this recipe since then and it always delivers
Hi Taylor, Wow what an amazing review! Thanks and so glad to hear you’ve made it again and again.
I never take time to write reviews but this recipe was INCREDIBLE! I used bone in, skin on thighs and the meat fell perfectly off of the bone! 🤤 I used raw local honey, organic ketchup and organic coconut aminos (instead of soy sauce).
This will be a go to recipe!
Hi Brittney, That’s awesome and I agree about using bone-in, skin-on thighs. Thanks and glad you enjoyed!
AMAZING!! Fall off the bone, great flavor. We loved it
Too bland, it doesn’t taste much like a common honey garlic taste. I think there is not enough seasoning to make the dish flavourful, it doesn’t taste bad, but I found myself not coming back for more, if you do make it, make rice to go with it
Hi Tracey, Thanks for your feedback and sorry to hear. Will keep it in mind for future revisions.
Hi! Just wondering. Do i put the patatoes in immediately or at the last 30 mins? Thank you!
Hi Pascale, Put them in for the last 30-40 minutes. Hope that helps and thanks for your question!
I didn’t really get that sweet/garlic flavor from this recipe. I feel like it tasted more like a bland pot roast.
It wasn’t bad…. but if I’m going to have pot roast I’d rather just make pot roast.
Do I have to use ketchup in this recipe? Is it a key ingredient? I really hate ketchup plus most ketchup contains high fructose corn syrup which is bad for you.
Hi Matthew, Thanks for your question. You can definitely use tomato paste instead of ketchup.
Timing seems off… my potatoes and chicken were cooked through on low closer to 4-5 hours and the green beans needed closer to an hour to cook. I think this would have been a great recipe had the timing not been so off, so if you’re trying this out be sure to start checking for doneness a little earlier.
Hi Becky, Thanks for your feedback and will include in our next update.
Super easy to make! I love not having to prep much and being able to set the crock pot and leave it until dinner!! Made this for my in-laws and family when we celebrated moving into our first house and it was a HIT! Highly recommend. 😊
Hi Taylor, Thanks so much for your comment and CONGRATS on moving into your first house too! So honored to have helped with the move-in.
Made this for dinner tonight using some big chicken legs I had in the freezer……..absolutely delicious……will definitely make this again……thank you
Hi Margaret, So glad to hear that and thanks for your comment. Great reminder that chicken legs work well too!
CAn this be done in an Instapot??
Hi Myosha, Thanks for your question – here’s the recipe: https://tipbuzz.com/instant-pot-honey-garlic-chicken/
Excellent! Everyone loved it
Thanks Deborah – glad to hear!
Just wondering is the type of potato important?…most recipes I see for the crockpot call for red potatoes but we normally only have either a russet or Kennebec potatoes… Does it make any difference?
Hi Mary, Any potato will work except for baking potatoes like russets, which risk falling apart in the slow cooker. A red or white boiling potato will work great.
How many points for honey garlic chicken on blue plan and for how much)cups)
Hi Marty, Thanks for your question. Sorry, I don’t have the blue plan numbers offhand for this recipe.
Can I sub the chicken thighs for boneless skinless chicken breasts?
Hi Bailey, Thanks for your question. Yes you can use breasts but they need much less cooking time, about 3 hours plus or minus depending on size. Hope that helps!
AWSOME!!! Just made it and ATE it…..WOW….
Hi Bobby, Great to hear and thanks for your comment!
It’s a good dump and go recipe. Just Chuck it all in and just go and carry on with your day. Leave the lid off for 30 mins when you get home to get a thicker sauce or add reserve adding the cornflour earlier and add it at the end and heat it up. Love this recipe, great flavour strength and my partner loved it too! Easy , quick and tasty!
Hi Abi, Thanks for all your comments and glad you enjoyed it! It’s a great point that you can remove the lid toward the end to thicken the sauce.
Can this be done with frozen green beans?
Hi Jaime, Thanks for your question and absolutely yes. The time is usually the same, since the frozen beans are typically par-cooked already. Let me know how it goes.
Do u put the whole crockpot in oven on broil or take chicken out and just that?
Hi Kay, Thanks for your question. Transfer the chicken to a sheet pan or other broiler pan… Don’t put the crockpot in the oven. Hope that helps and enjoy!
Hey, I was wondering if I could use pork chops instead of chicken thighs to switch it up every once in a while. M
Hi Melanie, Thanks for your question and yes, but I recommend following this crock pot pork chops recipe: https://tipbuzz.com/slow-cooker-pork-chops/
Ever try chicken breast instead? My family enjoys white meat.
Hi Jen, Yes you can use use chicken breasts, but they cook faster so it takes about 3 hours. Let me know how it goes!
Hallo, i am Marisa from the Netherlands and i love this recipe, can i make this in the oven too? But for how long?
Thanks a bundle
Hi Marisa, Thank you so much. You can cook it in a Dutch oven or heavy enameled pot with a tight-fitting lid in the oven at 225°F (110°C) for 6 hours to simulate the slow cooker. Let me know how it turns out!
Can I substitute the green beans with asparagus?
Hi Brieanna, Thanks for your question. Yes, you definitely can but asparagus cooks faster than green beans. Plan on less cooking time and check it earlier!
Just finished preparing this meal and super excited to taste it!
Do I use the same ingredients and measurements for the drizzle sauce on top of the cooked chicken?
Hi Arielle, Great! No need to make a separate sauce, just use the leftover sauce from the crock pot… You may want to boil it down for a few minutes if watery and/or degrease it using a fat separator. Apart from that, you should be good to go – enjoy!
I made it tonight for supper and it was delicious! Followed the directions you gave and the chicken fell off the bone.
Hi Patricia, Awesome to hear and thanks for your feedback! See you soon on the site.
Wasn’t big on the flavor. Will retry but I think instead of soy I will use Worcestershire or half of each. I felt the soy was overpowering my taste buds.
Can I double this recipe and cook in one crock pot? I have a family of 7 🙂
Hi Kristina, Thnaks for your question. Yes absolutely you can as long as you have a 6-8 quart crock pot. Let me know how it turns out! 🙂
Very good recipe…my family loved it!
Hi Sue, Thanks so much for your review and glad to hear everyone enjoyed it! 🙂
Just an FYI – the Pinterest post has the wording as “hoeny”. I am looking forward to trying this tomorrow.
Hi Julie, Thanks and I know about that pin lol! It must have been a late night, but can’t change it now alas. Hope you enjoy 🙂
Can this be used with Chicken Drumsticks? Thank you
Hi Monica, Thanks for your question and YES it’s fabulous with drumsticks 🙂
AMAZING! Threw the thighs, potatoes and carrots in in the morning and ended having false labor contractions right before dinner time, wasn’t able to try the recipes but my MIL fed it to my 17 month old daughter who loved it and when I finally got home from the hospital at 3AM I tried it cold and leftover and omg so amazing!! If a recipe tastes good cold and leftover you know it’s good! Definitely will make again
Hi Bree, So happy to hear that and thanks for all your feedback. It’s a great late-night meal and popular with kids as you mention. 🙂
Hello! How long should I cook frozen boneless chicken thighs and on what setting?
Hi Kelly, Thanks for your question. Cooking from frozen in the slow cooker is not recommended for safety reasons. Please thaw the chicken first.
Absolutely love this dish. It is the most delicious meal from a slow cooker that we’ve ever had! Thank you very much 😋
Hi Sally, Great to hear that and thanks for your review too. Glad you enjoyed 🙂
This is one of the worst recipes ever. It tastes like plain, bland chicken soaked in a semi sweet watery fluid. There is absolutely no flavor to it. yuk
Hi Leslie, Thanks for your comment and sorry to hear. May I suggest checking your slow cooker is functioning properly and you’re using decent quality soy sauce like Kikkoman or San-J? The sauce should have reduced nicely so it’s not watery and the sauce should be flavorful, i.e. honey, garlic and soy sauce is a classic combination!
Just want to point out that I’ve read ALL the comments and most of them are positive. Sounds like user error…
Any suggestions to soften up the carrots? I cooked this on high for 3 & 1/2 hours. Also have you ever served it over rice?
Hi there, Thanks for your questions. The carrots should definitely be soft after 3 hours on high! Otherwise there’s a problem with your slow cooker or the carrots! Works great over rice 🙂
We made it and a lot of our veggies also weren’t very soft after 3.5 hours. I think it might be due to the size/shape of my crockpot- there wasn’t room for most of the veggies to reach the juice. Next time I think I will chop them smaller so they fit.
Yes we found the very same problem however my crock pot is oval and large, we read to add the beans for a hour but even after 2 hrs on low setting it wasn’t as soft as we like, so I agree!
Besides the sauce mixture should you add any liquid to the crock pot? Usually, crock pot recipes call for water or broth.
Hi Lori, Thanks for your question. There are no other liquids required, as the meat and vegetables render additional juices during cooking. Enjoy! 🙂
If I want to make into freezer meal should I cook And freeze, reheating later or prep meal, freeze, cooking later?
Hi K, You can go either way with this recipe. It freezes well either meal prepped or not. Hope that helps! 🙂
Very good. Also made with beef
Hi Tasha, Awesome – thanks for letting me know! 🙂
Decided to use 3 chicken breasts, cut up into smaller chunks. Set on HIGH for 3 1/2 hrs. Will check on it at the 3hr mark (to ensure chicken’s cooked thru) & will add the beans, then. 30 mins into it & my kitchen smells delicious!! Hope my daughter & Husbandito enjoy Mama’s attempt at getting creative with chicken..lol.. Thanks for sharing this recipe♡
Hi Jazz, Thanks for your comment and I hope it was delicious! Bravo for getting creative too 🙂
We loved the flavor on the veggies and chicken. We ended up cooking it on high heat for about 3 hours. Our carrots did not get soft. As a leftover meal, how do we reheat this dish and even make the carrots softer? Great meal!
Hi Aly, Thanks for your feedback! You can reheat in a saucepan on the stove or in the microwave on medium power for several minutes either way. Hope that helps!
I made this and it was delicious! I used skinless boneless chicken thighs and cooked it on high for 4 hours. I did make extra sauce, and I used about half to marinate just the chicken overnight. I used the rest of the sauce when I put everything together the next day. Chicken and veggies came out great! Super easy recipe, would definitely recommend!
Hi Toni, So happy to hear that and thanks for your review too – congratulations! 🙂
Can you ise the thighs to start out frozen or best to thaw them out first?
Hi Michele, Thanks for your question. You can definitely start from frozen no problem. Enjoy!
Can u make this is in the oven and if so how long would u cook it in there?
Hi Michele, So glad you asked – here’s the recipe! https://tipbuzz.com/baked-honey-garlic-chicken/
Can I cook it on high heat for a less amount of hours? I’m trying to have it for dinner tonight and I just put it in the crockpot!!
Hi Andrea, Yes, it’ll be done in 3 hours on high – just follow the instructions in the post. Enjoy! 🙂
In the top info you say cook time 3 hours with no temp. Below on the instructions you say 6-8 hours on low. They are a bit contridictive. Can’t wait to try it. I want to double it. will it take more time.
Hi Jeanette, Thanks for your question. It’s 3 hours on a “High” setting in your crock pot, and 6-8 hours on “Low”. Always best to check an hour before the first time around as all slow cookers are different. Good luck! 🙂
Hi if I want to cook this on high, how long should I cook it for?
Hi Erika, It’s 3 hours on high per the recipe. Enjoy!
I know it’s already a full meal with the potatoes, but I have picky eaters and will need to make rice as well, can I do this in the crockpot with the meal? How much water for 1 1/2 cups dry rice and when would I add it in?
Hi Manda, Thanks for your review! I haven’t tried this particular recipe with rice in the crock pot. However, it should work by adding one extra cup of water at the beginning and cooking on HIGH. One caveat is that all rice behaves differently, so you may need to experiment a bit. Let me know how it turns out 🙂
Would agave nectar work instead of honey?
Hi Yessenia, I haven’t tried it. If you do, please let me know how it turns out 🙂
In the information above it says cooks for 3 hours, can I cook on high and it will be done in 3 hours or what? Everything is already done and I dont want to waste food. Its 4pm now.
Hi Vanessa, Yup, 3 hours on high will do it – hope it worked out!
I didn’t read all the way & took skin off my bone-in thighs…it’s cooking now. Thoughts?
No problem at all Dawn, it will still be delicious without the skin. Let me know how it turned out 🙂
Thank you for this easy and delishish receipe. My husband and I loved it. Followed directions as instructed but did not add any salt or pepper as i forgot. This is a definite keeperand will be added to my list of easy recipes.
Wondering how can I make this with chicken breast ? What are the portions/ if I need to make this for 6 people?
Excited to try your recipe xx
Thanks Ashley, You can use 4 chicken breasts as a direct substitution for the thighs. However, cooking time should only be 4-6 hours and best to use two forks to shred the meat after cooking. Enjoy!
Hallo, I tried this today for my first slow cooker recipe. After 3 hours on high, the chicken was still red inside. After 2 additional hours on high the meat is nearly done but the potatoes and carrots are still hard (I put them under the meat). Is it normal for slow cookers (I have a Andrew James 4.5 l) to have these huge differences in time or do you think my slow cooker doesn’t work properly?
Hi Jennifer, Thanks for your question. Definitely something wrong with your slow cooker! I’m not familiar with that model, but would suggest getting a new one. They’re fairly inexpensive. Good luck!
I followed recipe to a T and 6 hours on low made chicken thighs very dry. They fall off bone but why so dry?
Hi Chip, Sorry to hear that. There’s some variation based on the slow cooker model and the size of the chicken thighs. Try cooking for an hour less next time 🙂
You might want to check your spelling on this recipe. Some are spelled Hoeny on the picture page. Looks great otherwise!!
Thanks Karen, it must have been late night spelling, but can’t change it now on the pin lol 🙂
I was going to say the same thing. It bugs me when things are not spelled correctly. There are so many misspellings on Pinterest. The category is Recipes, but Pinterest spells it Receipes. Spellcheck should’ve caught these mistakes.
Hi can i use sugar instead of honey? If yes, how much? Tnx
Hi Dina, Thanks for your question. You can substitute 1:1 so 1/3 cup although I recommend light brown sugar instead of white sugar if possible 🙂
My chicken was not frozen… does it still cook for 6 hrs on low?
Can I use chicken broth instead of soy Sauce? I don’t care for the teriyaki taste.
Hi Dennis, Thanks for asking. I haven’t tried it, but it should be fine. Let me know how it goes 🙂
Made this yesterday and it was great.
Before I made this, I would not have thought the sauce would have so much flavor. Or the hint of Asian that resulted. we loved, and it will be added to my list of must-haves when having guests. I seared the chicken, cooked it with a little of the sauce mix before adding to the slow-cooker. A great dinner. I may make it with just the chicken and make it into pulled chicken for on sandwiches.
Thanks for your review Joe and glad you enjoyed it! Love the pulled chicken idea 🙂
Hi! We can’t wait to make this today! Do you have the potatoes under the chicken? Also did you just use four chicken thighs? If we wanted to use say six, could we just layer more on top of the potatoes? Thank you!!
Hi Shelby, So glad to hear, it’s actually a good idea to put the potatoes underneath and you can add more chicken if your slow cooker is roomy enough. Depending on the power of your slow cooker, you’ll likely need a bit more cooking time, so keep that in mind. Enjoy! 🙂
Can I use drumsticks in place of the thighs
Hi Juanita, Yes you definitely can – plan on 2 drumsticks per thigh in the recipe 🙂
You better skip that and put 1 jar apricot preserves with equal parts soy sauce and whisk. I thought yours was terrible. Try this
Wow—harsh. A lot of people liked it with the honey, so…. yeah. You might want to be a little more politely diplomatic and “tactful” with your suggestion.
I tried this recipe for my first time using a crockpot and it turned out amazing, thank you so much. I made corn muffins to go with and soak up some of the juice. My boyfriend loved it.
Thanks Emily, sounds delicious and glad it worked out!! 🙂
Very deceiving. Did not look or taste at all as described. Came out looking like Alpo.
Hi Jill, Sorry to hear that – hope you find another recipe that works.
Hi, this looks wonderful I cannot wait to try it tonight. I have 5 lbs of bone in chicken thighs if I double the recipe and put half in my crockpot and half in the oven how long and at what temperature would you suggest for the oven cooking?
Hi Ashley, you can find the recipe for baked chicken here: https://tipbuzz.com/how-long-to-bake-chicken/
Can I tranfer this to a pan to take to a friend. If we refridgerate before serving how lobg will it take to warm it yp. How should we do this?
Hi Kathleen, you can definitely do that and it’ll take about 20-30 minutes to heat up depending on the pan. Enjoy 🙂
Can I transfer this to a pan for transporting to a friend and would it be okay covered in the oven on a very low heat until ready to serve or if we put it in the fridge how should we warm it through for dinner
Looks better than it tastes. Kinda bland….tastes…. ‘healthy’
This sounds wonderful I’m going to try it tomorrow. I noticed it says gluten free. But in order for it to be gluten-free you have to use gluten free soy sauce. Regular soy sauce has wheat in it. Just FYI.
Thanks for your feedback Barbara and great point it’s only gluten-free using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. Enjoy 🙂
Giving this a try today!! I hope it tastes as good as it smells. Used boneless chicken breast and asparagus instead of green beans.
Thanks Lori, let me know how it turns out 🙂
Just tried this is a 3qt slow cooker because I didn’t think it would make a huge difference, the chicken cooked perfectly but the carrots and potatoes not as soft as I wanted. Probably my own fault but still yummy!
Hi Julia, Thanks for your feedback. It’s true that there’s some variation between slow cookers, so now you know for the next time you make it. Glad you enjoyed it 😉
I was all set to make this and I realized I had no honey. Instead I used maple syrup (real), and it still tastes delicious! I need simple and yummy in my life, thank you!
Hi Julia, That’s amazing, isn’t maple syrup so good!? Glad it worked out 🙂
Honestly, the chicken thighs were cooked perfectly. The carrots and potatoes were great. However, the sauce was too bitter and the green beans were not tender enough. I also think the meal would be great with more potatoes. Any suggestion on the sauce and green beans though?
Hi Lorin, Thanks for your feedback. You may need to put the green beans in sooner if your crock pot is not cooking them enough. Bitterness would be due to the soy sauce, so try using a more flavorful brand. You can definitely add more potatoes if you like, it’s sort of personal preference 🙂
Can I cook this in a roaster?
Hi Micki, Thanks for asking. Roasting is much faster – here’s a recipe to try: https://tipbuzz.com/sheet-pan-chicken-with-vegetables/ 🙂
I don’t have oregano handy… but I do have Italian seasoning (oregano, rosemary sage, basil, thyme, marjoram). Do you think that will be okay?
Hi Sarah, Thanks for asking. Absolutely ok – enjoy!
HOW would this be if I used zucchini and mushrooms instead of potatoes and green beans ?
Hey Hevin, Thanks for your question. I haven’t tried it but should be good. Let me know how it goes 🙂
I just made this for my husband, almost 2 year old son and my parents. It was delicious!!!!! I used 4 big boneless skinless breasts and tried to cook on high for 3 hours but it didn’t cook the chicken so I chunked it up and sautéed it then put everything else in a pot to boil off any bacteria. I put the potatoes on the bottom then the carrots then the onions and finally the chicken. Next time I’ll put the chicken on top of the potatoes. This was super tasty and we can’t wait to make it again! Thank you for something different!!
Hi Mary, Thanks for your review and feedback. Sounds delicious the way you made it 🙂
Little confusing because recipiensays 2.5 hrs on high and the video shows 3.5 hrs.
Hi Alina, Thanks for that, we updated it to be consistent 🙂
Love this recipe. Can it be frozen after cooking?
Thanks Vonnie and glad you like it! Haven’t tried freezing it, but it might work. Let me know how it goes if you do.
Can you do this just with the sauce or do you need to make the glaze? I am hoping to make this for tomorrow evening 🙂 Thank you!
Hi Brittany, Thanks for your question. There’s no need to make a glaze for this recipe. You can pour the juices from the slow cooker on plates when serving 🙂
I will be making this Tuesday for a potluck dinner party and the timing makes it inconvenient to brown the chicken under the broiler at the end. Will it work to brown the chicken on the stovetop before putting it in the crockpot? That way I could have the guests serve themselves from the crockpot.
Hi Caroline, Thanks for your question. I haven’t tried browning at the beginning, and it might work. Let me know how it goes…!
Will not adding ketchup make a huge difference??
Hey Brett, Thanks for asking. It doesn’t make a huge difference… Will be more teriyaki-style without the ketchup
What could I use instead of soy sauce?
Hi Wendy, You can use coconut aminos as a substitute for soy sauce and it’s gluten free 🙂
Oh.. I was going to use the corn starch to make it a glaze, as suggested above, but I decided to do without and it turned out amazing! Great recipe! I will definitely be making this again… Thank you!
That’s awesome Melissa! Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed it!
Oh.. and did you leave your skin on your chicken to get it to brown like that or will it brown nice like yours, with the skin off? Thank you!
Hi Melissa, If you want that look, leave the skin on and broil for a few minutes before serving (watch carefully to avoid overdoing it). Let me know how it goes!
I don’t have corn starch on hand, can use flour instead? Will it still turn out the same? Thank you..
Hi Melissa, Thanks for asking. There’s no cornstarch in this particular recipe… so you should be fine 🙂
It says to add a mixture of cornstarch and water after removing all chicken and vegetables to thicken the sauce and make a “glaze” in ten minutes. I’m actually doing this now and it’s been over an hour and it hasn’t thickened what so ever. I’ve also added a second mixture of cornstarch and water. How can I get it to thicken?
Hi Allison, you can definitely add more mixture to speed up the thickening process. Just keep in mind that the sauce/glaze will thicken when it cools… Hope it helps.
Cornstarch?? Did I miss something?
The cornstarch is if you want to make a glaze instead of a sauce. If you’re just making the recipe as is, you won’t need it. HTH.
Hey there. Thank you for this recipe!! My little girl and I are trying it out today for our first crockpot recipe… I have a question though: I had to get Chicken Drumsticks and Frozen Whole Green Beans. That was all they had. Is that ok and how do I prepare the green beans?? Thank you so much… And for this Recipe!! Have a great day..?
Hey thanks for your review and question. No problem to use drumsticks and frozen whole green beans. Would suggest letting the green beans thaw before adding to the slow cooker, but fine either way. Enjoy with your little girl 🙂
How should I adjust the cooking time for boneless thighs? (On a high setting)
And I only have baby carrots…does that work?
I was only able to find boneless chicken thighs. How should I adjust the cooking time (using the high setting)?
Hi Kristi, 4 hours on high will do it for boneless thighs, and baby carrots are fine. Good luck! 🙂
Boneless highs cook quicker than bone in. Your recipe calls for 2-1/2 hours on high for bone in..so wouldnt 4 hours on high for boneless overcook them??
For boneless chicken breasts, you will need about 2- 1/2 on high. If it’s bone-in chicken thighs, you will need about 3-4 hours. Cooking time also varies according to the size of your meat.
Was very excited to try this recipe. I used boneless thighs, and set it to cook on LOW for 6.5 hours, then it “kept warm” for another 3 hours. Everything in the slow cooker looked and had the consistency of brown slop. Delicious brown slop, but brown slop nonetheless. It looked NOTHING like your pictures.
What did I do wrong?
Hi Heather, Sorry to hear that – you need to use “bone-in” chicken thighs per the recipe for the meat to hold together, and the extra 3 hours on warm probably didn’t help either. Also putting the chicken under the broiler for 1-2 minutes will add some color. So please try those changes and it should be fine.
planning to cook this this weekend. My crock pot has no controls. how many hours should i put this for? I have never used this before. we just moved and all i have right now is this hamilton thing.
If there’s only one setting, it’s probably “low” temperature and designed to cook all day. However, best to check after a few hours just in case. If it’s bubbling away it’s probably a higher temperature setting and this dish will be done in 3-5 hours. Good luck!
I want to make this but all we have is a 4.5 quart crock pot.. should I cut the recipe in half in order for it to fit?
Hi Brielle, it’ll work just fine in a 4.5 quart crock pot – enjoy!
Hey…I am using the nutrition chart to calculate points for Weight Watchers. Can you tell me what the nutrition chart is for…just meat…with potatoes…just sauce?
Hi Michelle, The nutrition is for everything including sauce…
A suggestion for figuring out your calories, fats & carbs, etc. Go to fitday.com. It’s a free website for tracking your diet, etc. Yes, you’ll have to sign up.
I use their food log occasionally to determine the nutrition/calorie content of a recipe. Just list all the ingredients and it will figure it out. Divide total by number of servings. You could then take a screen snap and save the info for later. But delete it if you are planning to use the program or it will add that recipe to your day’s intake!
can I cube up sweet potatoes and/ or gold potatoes
Hey rip, sure you could that 🙂
Just thought I’d mention, honey is spelled wrong on your Pinterest graphic..
Got it thanks Chris 🙂
I was just reading the instructions and was curious about the 15 min cook time for the green beans, is this at high or low temp? I’m thinking of putting this together in the morning and setting it to low so it’ll be done after work, but didn’t know I’d the low would still be okay for 15 mins for the veggies.
I’m curious about this question as well..
Why is the sodium so high? Any way I can reduce that?
Hi Becky, Great point. The sodium reported assumes you’re consuming all of the sauce. You can take the sodium down from 2500mg to 1500mg by using low sodium soy sauce and ketchup or tomato paste, and then further reduce to 750mg by eating half the sauce. There’s usually more sauce than required for serving… Hope that helps 🙂
I’m so going to make this on Sunday. It looks yummy!
Going to try this recipe next week, hope it tastes as good as it looks. Thanks for posting.
Awesome recipe so tasty
I want to reduce the sodium content. Will the recipe work without the soy sauce? Or is there a substitute?
Hi Leslie, The sodium content appears high because it assumes you’re eating all of the sauce, and there’s usually more of it in the slow cooker than required. You can also use low sodium soy sauce and low sodium ketchup (or tomato paste) to bring it down further. Enjoy!
My family loved it!!
I removed the skin off the tights and the chicken melt in the mouth.
If I double the amount of chicken should I double the amount
of sauce too?
Hi Gail, yes definitely double the sauce when doubling the chicken. Enjoy 🙂
I didn’t see that low-sodium soy sauce was recommended, and my dish is about an hour into cooking. Do you think it will be too salty because I used regular soy sauce?
Hey Kelsey, should be fine but it depends on your taste buds 🙂 Give it a taste now and add some water if you find it too salty.
TipBuzz – your recommendation of “Give it a taste now and add some water if you find it too salty.” is crazy. “Kelsey” said in her post that her dish was only in its first hour of cooking. If she listened to your advice she could get salmonella.
Great point Joan! It’d be best to microwave a bit of sauce for a minute to kill any bacteria and then taste 😉
Just FYI; this recipe says it’s gluten free however original soy sauce isn’t gluten free.
You can use Coconut Aminos as a substitute for Soy Sauce. We think it tastes the same. It’s Gluten Free and Low Sodium. I buy an organic brand and the Sodium is 90 mg. And Sugar is 1g. It’s 5 calories per 1tsp.
I am gluten intolerant and I have found both gluten free soy sauce and teriyaki sauce at Walmart.
I made this and we loved it; however; is there a heart healthier way to do it and still have a lot of flavor?
I would suggest no added salt and boneless/skinless chicken breasts. This would reduce the cholesterol, fat and sodium content.Low sodium soy is already suggested. If you are worried about carbs, then ditch the potatoes.
I used Coconut Aminos instead of Soy Sauce, organic boneless/skinless thighs and made sure to use tomato paste – not ketchup!
Are you using frozen chicken thighs?
Hi Melissa, No but you totally can in the slow cooker 🙂
Can you do this in a pressure cooker?
This is amazing! It’s one of my staples, thank you so much for sharing! I like to sprinkle some rosemary on top 😇
making this tonight! did you brown the meat??
Hi Rachel, Yes you can under the broiler for a few minutes before serving 🙂
My slow cooker only has a 6 or 8 hour option. If I choose the 6 hour option, will it over-cook?
Hi Ann, Sure six hours will work as long as you pick the “low” temperature setting 🙂 Good luck!
My question is if it is thawed chicken does it still cook 6 hours on low?
Hi Kaylee, Thanks for your question. Yes, it’s still 6 hours on low with thawed chicken. However, you can use frozen chicken with the same amount of time. Hope it went well 🙂
I love this recipe, but would like to make it in an Instant Pot. How do you convert it?
Hi Stef, Thanks for your question. So the default slow cooker time for the Instant Pot is four hours, so just adjust the time accordingly. Also set the steam release handle to “venting” to avoid pressure cooking and check the temperature (low, medium, high)… Hope that helps and good luck!
I just did this in the instapot. Worked out just fine except the potatoes were soggy. I did add about a 1/2 cup extra water but it deff. Didnt need it. I put the potatoes on the bottom with the carrots then put boneless skinless chicken breast on top and poured sauce on. I set it on the chicken setting (15 min) after i pulled out the veggies and chicken i dropped in the greenbeans and put it on saute. Turnes out yummy!
Also the potatoes are still hard. I’d recommend to boil them first then put them in the crock pot.
Hi Samantha, You should check your crock pot’s working properly because the potatoes should definitely be very soft. You’d get mushy potatoes if you boil them first ?
Put the potatoes at the bottom, it will help.
Correct. Always put root veggies on the bottom ofyour crockpot!
I want to prep this tonight to put on in the morning. Would you suggest pouring the sauce tonight to marinate chicken in or just before turning on the crock pot?
Hi Christina, Yes you can definitely do that – put everything into the crock pot and seal with plastic wrap in the fridge. In the morning, remove the wrap and turn it on 🙂
Would this be good with rice. Or what do I need to add to make a complete meal
Hi Jennifer, There are potatoes in the slow cooker, so it’s a complete meal as is. Rice is great addition for soaking up the juices and makes it more filling too 🙂
Hmmmmgood,rice with drippings.
Okay I went with a high setting for two and a half hours since I forgot to start it this morning. I added scallions and could not find fresh green beans, sadly. So I have to go with French cut, Frozen which I will add later. We will see. I am excited!
Hi Jewell, that’s great, how did it turn out?
Can this be done with boneless chicken breasts? Would the recipe or cook Time need to be altered?
Hey Abby, You can substitute chicken breasts and it’s about the same amount of cooking time. However, it depends on whether they’re bone-in or boneless chicken breasts as well as how big they are, so check for doneness an hour early if possible. Enjoy!
I am using boneless skinless chicken breasts. Do I cook on high or low? Also for how long??
Hi Kayla, That’ll work on LOW heat for 4-6 hours depending on the size of the chicken breasts. Use two forks to shred the meat after cooking. Hope that helps 🙂
I tried this tonight great job can you teach me more Mills please
Thanks Jasmine, will do 🙂 🙂
I would add the green beans with the rest of the vegetables instead?
Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for your question. Don’t add the green beans from the beginning or they’ll be seriously overcooked! They only need 15-20 minutes 🙂
Yes I did last nite n it was awesome I added a little more extra on each ingredient for sauce n they were so tender n great
I don’t have low sodium soy! Think regular will be too salty?