Looking for a new dinner recipe? It’s time to dust off that slow cooker (crockpot) to make this simple Soy Honey Garlic Chicken recipe!

Simple Slow Cooker Honey Soy Garlic Chicken Recipe

After a lingering winter season, it’s finally starting to warm up. Yay! That being said, with the weather warming up, using a slow cooker to make dinner is an easy way to make dinner without adding heat to the house. But the best thing about this soy honey garlic chicken recipe is it only takes 5 minutes to prep and can be ready in as little as 3 hours!

Slow Cooker Honey Soy Garlic Chicken

Honey soy garlic chicken ingredients


  • 2 lbs. chicken breast or substitute with chicken thighs, defrosted
  • Reduced sodium soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Garlic, grated
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Optional – Scallions (green onions), diagonally cut
  • Optional – Toasted sesame seeds

Kitchen Tools

  • Slow Cooker/Crockpot
  • Measuring spoons & cups
  • Forks or hand mixer to shred chicken
  • Optional – knife and cutting board


Honey soy garlic chicken ingredients and chicken in slow cooker.

Step 1. Add all the ingredients, except scallions and toasted sesame seeds, into the slow cooker and mix to combine and coat the chicken.

Cooked slow cooker honey soy garlic chicken

Step 2. Set slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours or 6-7 hours on low.

Shredded honey soy garlic chicken

Step 3. Shred the honey soy garlic chicken using a mixer or hand shred with forks.

slow cooker honey soy garlic chicken rice bowl.

Step 4. Serve shredded honey soy garlic chicken over rice. Top with scallions and toasted sesame seeds.

Eating honey soy garlic chicken with chopsticks

This meal is so easy to make! It only takes a few minutes to dump the ingredients into a slow cooker, set it, and forget it! In a few hours, the result is a flavorful honey soy garlic chicken dish. Serve with rice, noodles, Asian chicken salads, or sandwiches. Enjoy!

Close up of slow cooker soy honey garlic chicken in bowl.

Slow Cooker Honey Soy Garlic Chicken

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

How to make Honey Soy Garlic Chicken in a slow cooker. This Slow Cooker Honey Soy Garlic Chicken Recipe is so easy and produces delicious tender chicken. It's a quick and easy meal to whip up any night of the week.


  • 2 lbs. chicken breast (about 4 pieces) or chicken thighs (about 5 pieces), defrosted
  • 1 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 T. rice vinegar
  • 1 T. toasted sesame oil
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic, grated
  • ¼ tsp. salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper, or to taste
  • Optional - 2 scallions (green onions), diagonally chopped for topping
  • Optional - 1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds, for topping


    1. Add soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce, grated garlic, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, salt and pepper into the slow cooker. Stir until well combined.
    2. Place chicken into the slow cooker and coat in the sauce.
    3. Set the slow cooker for 3-4 hours on high or 6-7 hours on low. Make sure to flip the chicken when cooked halfway.
    4. Once fully cooked, shred the chicken with forks or use a hand mixer for quick shredding.
      Serve with rice and top with scallions and sesame seeds
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 1465mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 34g

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