Get out your crock pot! These Slow Cooker Honey-Soy Chicken Drumsticks and Thighs are soaked in a honey-soy sauce spiked with orange, ginger, and garlic. So delicious!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: crock pot chicken, honey soy chicken, slow cooker chicken
3tablespoonslow-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2tablespoonsminced fresh ginger
1tablespoonrice wine vinegar
1/4teaspooncrushed red pepper
2teaspoonstoasted sesame seeds
2 1/2pounds(8 bone-in) chicken pieces
salt and pepper
2tablespoonschopped fresh parsley
cooked white rice, for serving
Coat a 5 to 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine honey, orange zest, orange juice, soy sauce, salt, garlic, ginger, vinegar, crushed red pepper, and sesame seeds.
Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Season chicken on both sides with a little salt and pepper; sauté for about 3 minutes per side, until they have a golden crust. Transfer to the slow cooker along with the sauce mixture.
Cook on low for 8 hours, basting the tops halfway through if possible, so the skin doesn't dry out.
Transfer the chicken pieces to a bowl.
Very carefully pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a medium skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until reduced and slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour the sauce over the drumsticks and stir to coat. Serve, sprinkled with parsley.
Serve over cooked white white and enjoy!
You can skip the sauce reduction, it will just be looser.