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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

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Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of our Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken, where succulent chicken breasts dance in a symphony of sweet and tangy Asian-inspired perfection. This culinary masterpiece requires only 10 minutes of your time for preparation, promising an unforgettable dining experience. As the aromatic concoction slow-cooks to tender perfection, your taste buds are in for a treat. Let’s embark on this culinary journey together, exploring the art of slow-cooked perfection.

Ingredients Needed for Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken:

Chicken Breasts: Opt for boneless skinless chicken thighs as a delightful alternative to chicken breasts, ensuring a juicy and tender outcome.

Soy Sauce: I recommend using low-sodium soy sauce for a balanced flavor. Alternatively, experiment with coconut aminos or gluten-free tamari for a delightful gluten-free twist.

Honey: Infuses the sauce with the ideal amount of sweetness. Feel free to adjust the honey to suit your taste, or substitute with brown sugar if honey isn’t readily available.

Hoisin Sauce: A thick, savory delight found in the international or Asian section of your grocery store. You can also craft your own hoisin sauce at home if the need arises.

Rice Wine Vinegar: This ingredient, available in the international or Asian section, adds a distinctive touch. While rice wine vinegar is optimal, those adhering to a gluten-free diet can seamlessly substitute it with apple cider vinegar.

Sesame Oil: A little goes a long way in imparting a delightful nuttiness to the sauce.

Ginger & Garlic: Elevate the sauce with the freshness of ginger and garlic. In a pinch, you can substitute powdered ginger and garlic if fresh ones are unavailable.

Sriracha: For a subtle kick, add sriracha. Adjust the quantity based on your spice preference, or omit it if you prefer a milder dish.

How to make Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken:

Slow Cook: Begin by placing the chicken in the slow cooker, accompanied by the enchanting sauce ingredients. Allow this symphony to cook on low for 2-3 hours, adjusting the duration based on your chicken’s thickness.

Shred Chicken: Once the chicken reaches the pinnacle of tenderness, carefully remove it from the slow cooker and shred it with two forks or slice it to your liking.

Thicken Up Sauce: Transfer the liquid to a saucepan. Whisk a blend of 2 tablespoons of water with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and gradually introduce it to the sauce. Cook on high, whisking continuously, until the sauce achieves a delightful thickness. Reunite the sauce with the shredded chicken, ensuring an even coat.

Serve with Panache: Present your culinary masterpiece, adorned with sesame seeds and green onions for a visually appealing and flavorful touch.

Storage and Reheating:

Safeguard any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. When it’s time to enjoy them again, reheat in a small saucepan with a splash of water or broth. Alternatively, microwave until warm.

What to serve with:

White or brown rice.

Steamed vegetables.

Chow mein noodles.

Lo mein.

Vegetable Fried Rice.

Asian Chicken Dumplings.

FAQs:

Q1: Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?

A1: Absolutely! Chicken thighs make an excellent and flavorful substitute for chicken breasts in this recipe.

Q2: Is there a suitable alternative for hoisin sauce?

A2: If you don’t have hoisin sauce, you can create a homemade version using ingredients like soy sauce, peanut butter, and honey.

Q3: Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

A3: Yes, you can easily make this dish gluten-free by opting for gluten-free tamari instead of soy sauce and ensuring other sauces are gluten-free.

Q4: Can I adjust the spice level?

A4: Of course! Tailor the spiciness by adjusting the quantity of sriracha or omitting it altogether if you prefer a milder flavor.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

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Recipe by admin Course: Main
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

3

hours 
Calories

336

kcal
Total time

3

hours 

10

minutes

Indulge in a healthier twist to the classic with our Healthy Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken. This easy recipe, adorned with simple ingredients, promises succulent chicken thighs or breasts enveloped in a sticky honey garlic sauce, ensuring a guilt-free and delightful dining experience.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 2 pounds

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1-2 teaspoons sriracha (adjust based on preference)

  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced (use white parts for cooking, green for serving)

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Place chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, hoisin, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, sriracha, and the white parts of the scallions.
  • Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken and cook for 2-3 hours on low, adjusting for chicken thickness.
  • Remove the chicken from the liquid and shred or slice it as desired.
  • Transfer the liquid to a saucepan. Whisk 2 tablespoons of water with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and slowly add it to the sauce.
  • Cook on high until bubbly and thickened, whisking constantly. Combine the sauce with the shredded chicken in the slow cooker, ensuring an even coat.
  • Garnish with green parts of scallions and sesame seeds if desired.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 336kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 73mg
  • Sodium: 1501mg
  • Potassium: 547mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 40g
  • Calcium: 29mg
  • Iron: 2mg

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