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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


An easy Asian crockpot recipe for tender chicken thighs in a lemon, soy sauce, honey and garlic sauce.


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice*
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 (about…if you need more, use more) cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs OR bone-in chicken with skin removed
  • 1 lb frozen broccoli florets**


  1. Wash chicken and pat dry.
  2. Dredge the chicken in flour and place in the slow cooker.
  3. Combine honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic and tapioca in a small bowl. Pour over the top of the chicken.
  4. Cover slow cooker and cook on LOW for 3-5 hours.
  5. Serve chicken and sauce over brown rice.


*This amount used to be 1/3 cup. After trying it a few different ways I decided that was way too much lemon juice. I changed it to a scant 1 1/2 tablespoons. If you’re unsure on how much lemon juice you’d like to have start with the 1 1/2 tablespoons and if you think it needs more you can always add more at the end of the cooking time.

**I added some frozen broccoli florets straight to the slow cooker after the chicken was through cooking. But if I were to make this again I would serve the broccoli on the side. I didn’t necessarily love how the broccoli tasted with the lemon honey sauce.