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Slow Cooker Honey-Soy Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 15 mins

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
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot chicken, honey soy chicken, slow cooker chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 586 kcal
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 pounds (8 bone-in) chicken pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • cooked white rice, for serving
  1. Coat a 5 to 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine honey, orange zest, orange juice, soy sauce, salt, garlic, ginger, vinegar, crushed red pepper, and sesame seeds.

  3. 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.

  4. Cook on low for 8 hours, basting the tops halfway through if possible, so the skin doesn't dry out.

  5. Transfer the chicken pieces to a bowl.

  6. 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.

  7. Serve over cooked white white and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can skip the sauce reduction, it will just be looser.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Honey-Soy Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 586 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 540mg23%
Potassium 448mg13%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.