Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
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Serves: 7
Simple to make and packed with flavor. This husband-approved meal is sure to please. Serve over hot brown rice for a high-fiber, hearty meal that reheats great!
  • 2½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ onion, diced
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 5 scallions, sliced, for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, for garnish
  1. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, olive oil, garlic, onion, and crushed red pepper flakes; pour over the chicken. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  3. After cooking, carefully remove the chicken from the slow cooker and transfer the liquid to a small sauce pan and place over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of cold water to make a slurry. Add the cornstarch slurry to the simmering liquid and whisk well. Heat 4-6 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Using 2 forks, shred the chicken on a large cutting board; return the chicken to the slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the chicken and gently combine to distribute sauce. Serve the chicken topped with sliced scallions and sesame seeds.
Recipe from Just A Taste
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/7 (5 oz meat with sauce) Calories: 284 Fat: 4.3 Carbohydrates: 21.4 Sugar: 16.9 Sodium: 591 Fiber: 0.71 Protein: 38.6 Cholesterol: 79.0
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