Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to feed your family, look no further than this recipe. It’s SUPER easy and it only takes a few minutes of your time. I love that these chicken thighs are so versatile—you can serve them as-is or shred them in a salad with some spring mix greens!

1/4 cup water

Water is a key ingredient in this recipe, as it helps to keep the chicken moist and adds flavor.

3 tablespoons honey

Honey is a great source of carbohydrates, potassium and vitamins. It can also help you get over allergies or coughs and colds as well. Honey has antibacterial properties that may help keep your immune system strong.

Honey is also an excellent natural sweetener for your food!

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

This recipe calls for soy sauce, which is a great source of protein and B vitamins. It also contains iron and calcium, which are essential for bone health.

1 tablespoon molasses

Molasses is a thick, dark syrup made from the juice of sugar cane. It’s one of the main ingredients in gingerbread cookies and also used to make rum.

Molasses contains iron and calcium, which are both important for maintaining healthy bones and teeth.

2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

Ginger is a root that comes in many forms. It can be dried and ground, or fresh and peeled (it’s also called “ginger root”). Freshly-peeled ginger has a more intense flavor than the dried form, but either way it’s delicious! Ginger has many uses: it adds flavor to savory dishes like fried rice or chicken thighs; you can use it for cooking rice dishes; you can add fresh ginger juice to drinks like smoothies; you can add fresh grated ginger root to salad dressings—you get the idea.

Two cloves garlic, minced

Garlic is an important ingredient in this recipe, as it helps to add flavor and moisture. It’s also been shown to have many health benefits, including the following:

  • Garlic may help reduce cholesterol levels. A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who consumed more garlic (1.7 ounces per day) had significantly lower total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol than those who ate less than 1 ounce per day.
  • Garlic may prevent heart disease by lowering inflammation and blood sugar levels—the same type of inflammation that causes plaque buildup in arteries—and improving blood flow throughout the body.* Garlic contains antioxidants known as allicin which have been shown to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease.* Allicin has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that reduce oxidative stress on cells.* Antioxidants like flavonoids found in garlic protect against free radical damage caused by high fat diets or smoking cigarettes.*

4 pounds (eight) boneless skinless chicken thighs

4 pounds (eight) boneless skinless chicken thighs

  • Use 8 thighs to yield four servings.
  • Substitute 2 cups of water for the low-sodium chicken broth if you prefer less sodium, or use an equal amount of water instead of the broth.

2 medium carrots, cut into thin strips.

2 medium carrots, cut into thin strips

Carrots are a great addition to this recipe because they add a bit of sweetness and color. You can leave the skin on or peel it off, depending on your preference. If you want to cook the carrots in the slow cooker, just add them straight away before adding any other ingredients so that they don’t get mushy!

8 oz. sliced mushrooms (optional)

  • Slice mushrooms.
  • Chop green onions.
  • Cut carrots into matchsticks, then into julienne strips (1/4-inch wide).
  • Measure water and soy sauce.*

1/2 cup chopped green onions

Add the green onions to a small bowl and drizzle with 1/2 cup of olive oil. Toss to combine, then cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using in this recipe.

To prepare the chicken thighs:

  • Heat up your slow cooker (or dutch oven) on high heat until it’s hot enough that you can boil water in it without burning yourself. Make sure your crock pot is not too hot—you don’t want the chicken steaming when they are placed inside!
  • Place each chicken thigh between two pieces of parchment paper or waxed paper if you’re working with large pieces; if not, just use one piece per thigh instead of two! If you have thick skinless breasts like I do sometimes get around here at [CORPORATE NAME]’s headquarters we call them “breasts”…but even still…they’re basically just meaty parts anyway so why bother making things complicated?

A super easy slow cooker recipe that will wow!

This is a super easy slow cooker recipe that will wow! The honey, garlic and soy sauce combine to make a sweet glaze for the chicken thighs. If you prefer, you can substitute boneless skinless chicken breasts for the thighs in this recipe.

You can also use any vegetables you like—I like red bell peppers because they have so much flavor but they aren’t necessary if your taste buds don’t like them!


This is one of my favorite ways to cook chicken thighs. It’s super simple, so it doesn’t get burned or overcooked if you forget about them for a few hours. You can do this on the stovetop if you prefer, but I find that it works best in a slow cooker because there are no hot spots! This recipe also works well with boneless breasts or legs instead of thighs and even more vegetables like carrots and green onions if desired.