Crock Pot Garlic Honey Chicken Recipe

This simple crockpot honey garlic chicken recipe is perfect for weeknights and special occasions! You can substitute boneless chicken thighs for bone-in ones. Make rice to soak up extra sauce!


– 1 large yellow onion chopped – 1 lb mini yellow potatoe – 3 ½ to 4 lbs bone-in skin-on chicken thighs about 8 thigh – 2 Tbsp avocado oil – 1 tsp sea salt to taste – ½ tsp black pepper to taste Sauce Ingredients: – ½ cup honey – 2 Tbsp lemon juice – 2 Tbsp rice vinegar – 3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce or liquid amino – 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup or more honey or brown sugar – 1 Tbsp sriracha optional – 6 large cloves garlic minced – 1 to 2 Tbsp tapioca flour


Put chopped yellow onion and whole baby gold potatoes in the crock pot. Move the chicken to a large plate or cutting board. Take off excess moisture with paper towels.

Step 1

Season chicken thighs with sea salt and pepper both sides. Heat avocado oil in a large cast iron skillet on high. Chicken skin-side down in 350° pan. The skin should turn golden brown in 3-5 minutes. 

Step 2

Turn the chicken carefully and cook for 2-3 minutes. It may take 2–3 batches depending on skillet size and chicken quantity. Between batches, plate browned chicken thighs to accommodate more chicken.

Step 3

After searing, put skin-side up chicken in slow cooker. Mix all sauce ingredients except tapioca flour in a small bowl. Mix the sauce in a NutriBullet or Magic Bullet.

Step 4

Use tongs to distribute the sauce among the crock pot ingredients. High: 3–4 hours, low: 6–8. 

Step 5

For a thicker sauce, dissolve 2 tablespoons of tapioca flour, gluten-free flour, or cornflour in 3 to 4 tablespoons of water 1 hour before cooking the chicken and pour into the crock pot. Stir. Heat sauce for another hour until thick. 

Step 6

Place chicken thighs on a large baking sheet with tongs and broil on high for 5–8 minutes for crispy skin. 

Step 7

Chickens may fall off the bone, making movement difficult. Enjoy chicken and potatoes with sauce! Steamed brown or white rice absorbs sauce. 

Step 8

See Also

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