Honey Garlic Chicken in a Slow Cooker One Pot

Yield: 6 servings

There’s nothing quite like the comforting aroma of a home-cooked meal simmering on low heat, and our Slow Cooker One Pot Honey Garlic Chicken is no exception. This dish has been a family favorite for years, evoking fond memories of the simple yet satisfying meals we enjoyed as kids in the Midwest. The ingredients are straightforward and wholesome, creating a harmonious blend of sweet and savory flavors that make it perfect for both elegant Sunday dinners and casual weeknight gatherings.

To complete this heartwarming dish, we often pair it with sides that embody the essence of heartland cuisine. Steamed green beans or buttered corn are reliable choices, but my personal favorite is buttery mashed potatoes with garlic sauce—the potatoes soak up the sauce so beautifully. For a lighter complement, a refreshing green salad drizzled with vinaigrette provides a delightful contrast to the richness of the main course.

Ingredients & Directions:

6 pork thighs with the skin and bone still intact
Adjust with salt & pepper as desired.
a tablespoon of canola oil
6 minced garlic cloves
1/4 cup of honey
Half a cup of soy sauce
ketchup, 1/4 cup.
Dry oregano, 1 tablespoon
2 teaspoons of finely chopped fresh parsley
chicken broth, half a cup
optionally thicken with 1 tbsp of cornstarch

How to Follow

Add salt and pepper to both sides of the chicken thighs.
The second step is to brown the chicken in a pan with olive oil over medium-high heat. Start with the skin-side down and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until golden and crisp. Put the stew pot on low heat.

Mash the garlic cloves and mix with the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oregano, and chicken broth in a bowl.

Once the chicken is in the slow cooker, pour the mixture over it.

Put the cover on and cook for 6 to 7 hours on low heat, or for about 3 hours on high heat, until the chicken is done.

If you would like a thicker sauce, thicken it by mixing 2 tablespoons of water with cornstarch and stirring it into the sauce half an hour before serving.

Just before serving, garnish with chopped parsley.
Changes and Hints
To give the sauce a little kick, stir in a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes. Adding a little sesame oil and sesame seeds is a great way to give your dish an Asian twist. To give the sauce a zesty, citrusy flavor, you may add a tablespoon of orange zest for those who like a little tang.

Enjoy!

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