Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken requires minimal preparation and is great for lunch or dinner. Delicious chicken drumsticks cooked with a tasty sauce have so much flavor!
I’m really falling in love with my slow cooker, you know?
In Iran slow cookers are not as common. Not that you can’t find them, because you can. But using them is not as common as it is in the US. However, when I moved to the US, and I started seeing all these delicious recipes using a slow cooker, I was determined to get a slow cooker and try out some recipes. It turns out I really like slow cookers and the delicious meals they produce.
This slow cooker honey garlic chicken is one of my new obsessions for good reason!
Honey garlic chicken is such a classic, yet for many it’s totally new. That’s what I love about food and cooking. What might seem totally normal to me may be new to you – or what is a classic for you could be very strange to me. But, all in all, food can always bring people together and make everyone happy!
This honey garlic chicken is so basic and needs minimal preparation. It’s so easy that even your kids can make them. (I always suggest supervision, though!).
All you need to do is to make the sauce, place the chicken in the slow cooker, pour in the sauce and cook. That’s all!
I like to add a cornstarch and water mixture in the end after I take out the chicken to thicken the sauce. I love sticky sauce on the chicken! I usually serve this slow cooker honey garlic chicken with sesame seeds, green onion and white rice. You can store this sticky honey garlic chicken in the fridge for up to 2 days, if you have leftovers, which I doubt!
Tips and notes about making this slow cooker honey garlic chicken:
- I used chicken drumsticks. You can easily exchange them for thighs, boneless, skinless (3 hours on high) or bone-in skin-on pieces (4.5 hours on high)
- If you like the drumsticks spicier, add more sriracha sauce.
- You can serve this chicken dish with white or brow rice, or just with salad.
- You can either thicken the sauce in the slow cooker or on the stove top.
More delicious chicken recipes for you:
- Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki
- 4-ingredient Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
- Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry
- Chicken Egg rolls with Sweet and Hot Sauce
- Orange Chicken Salad
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp chili flakes
- 6 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 1 tsp sriracha
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 8 pieces chicken drumsticks
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 4 tbsp water
In a bowl, whisk soy sauce, honey, chili flakes, garlic cloves, ginger, sriracha and sesame oil together until combined.
Put the drumsticks in the slow cooker, pour the sauce on the drumsticks, cover and cook for 3-4 hours on high. Flip half way through.
Once cooked, take the drumsticks out.
Mix cornstarch and water in a bowl and pour it in the sauce. Stir and cover. Cook for 30 minutes on high.
Serve honey garlic chicken with white rice.