I turned on my slow cooker in the morning, and by the time I got home, my house smelled incredible

There’s a unique charm in dishes that marry effortlessness with rich, inviting flavors—those meals that welcome you home with an embrace of aromatic warmth, setting the stage for an evening of relaxation and joy. This Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken is a testament to the magic that happens when simplicity meets flavor. It’s a dish that stirs memories of comforting family dinners and gatherings filled with laughter, all while requiring minimal effort on your part.

Last summer, amidst the whirlwind of preparing for a dinner party with a packed schedule, I discovered this recipe. With a mix of skepticism and curiosity, I decided to try it, lured by the promise of minimal effort for maximum taste. As my guests arrived and the slow cooker lid was lifted, the room was instantly filled with the alluring scent of honey and garlic. The chicken, tender to the point of melting in your mouth, paired with a perfectly balanced glaze, became the highlight of the evening, much to my relief and my guests’ delight.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken


2.5 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 cup tomato sauce

1/2 cup sweet soy sauce

1/2 cup honey (adjust to taste)

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 onion, chopped (optional)


Arrange the chicken pieces evenly at the bottom of the slow cooker. If using, add the chopped onion.

In a small bowl, whisk together the tomato sauce, sweet soy sauce, honey, and minced garlic. Pour this honey garlic sauce over the chicken, ensuring each piece is well coated.

Set your slow cooker to low and cook for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and tender. For a thicker sauce, incorporate a cornstarch slurry towards the end of cooking and let it simmer for an additional 15 minutes.

Garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds before serving.

Paired with steamed rice or your preferred vegetables, this Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken promises a delightful feast, effortlessly combining the sweet with the savory in every bite. It’s a recipe that not only simplifies cooking but also elevates it, ensuring a memorable dining experience with every serving. So, when in need of a dish that requires little from you yet gives back tenfold in flavor, remember this honey garlic chicken. It’s sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you, and any guests, eagerly anticipating the next bite.

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