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Slow Cooker Honey Soy Chicken

Honey Soy Chicken is a new family favorite you will make again and again! This Honey Soy Chicken is seeping with flavor with hardly any effort - now that's my kind of dinner!  The chicken cooks in a sticky sauce made of honey, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, hoisin, rice vinegar, garlic and onions.  It will have your taste buds skipping for joy and your family skipping the takeout!   This Honey Soy Chicken also reheats well and freezes beatifically for meal prep or make ahead dinners!  
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 1/2 pound chicken breasts or boneless skinless chicken thighs (thawed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • sriracha (optional)

Honey Soy Sauce


  • Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and place in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • Whisk Honey Soy Sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl and pour HALF of the sauce over the chicken. Refrigerate the other half until later. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours or until chicken is tender enough to shred.
  • Remove chicken to a cutting board to shred. Meanwhile, strain any excess liquid from the slow cooker into a small saucepan. Whisk 2 tablespoons cornstarch with reserved refrigerated Honey Soy Sauce and add to saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Return shredded chicken to slow cooker and toss with thickened sauce. Cook an additional 20-30 minutes on LOW to allow the chicken to absorb even more flavor. When ready to serve, taste and add chili sauce to taste.


*You can find hoisin sauce in the Asian section of your grocery store.