Slow-Cooked Honey Garlic Chicken with Asian-Inspired Sweet and Tangy Sauce

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This is one of my favorite easy chicken recipes to make. I like it because it leaves the chicken perfectly supple and incredibly tender.

The prep time will take you no more than 10 minutes. All you need to do is to chop up the garlic, the green onions, and the ginger. After everything is all chopped up, mix them in with the chicken and let them simmer on low heat for about 2 to 3 hours.

The same applies to making the delicious sweet and tangy sauce; mix up the ingredients and let them cook slowly with the chicken for 2 to 3 hours. The sauce is an equal mixture of honey (for the sweetness) and soy sauce (for the tanginess), with a number of Asian ingredients thrown in to tickle your palate even more.

I added a bit of garlic, a touch of sriracha (it adds a delightful kick), sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, and hoisin sauce to give it a distinctly Asian touch. All of these spices can be found in the international section at your local grocery store.

After prepping everything and mixing them all in with your chicken breasts, allow them to simmer in the slow cooker for about 2 to 3 hours. The duration largely depends on the size of the chicken breasts you use, as will the quantities of the ingredients to use. Let the chicken cook slowly and uninterrupted for a whole 2 hours before checking on it. My small chicken breasts took exactly two and a half hours to cook so 2 to 3 hours is plenty of time to give it.

Also, be generous with the sweet and tangy sauce. Spread it all over the chicken and leave plenty left to ladle over the rice for a more flavorful meal.

This slow-cooked honey garlic chicken goes especially well with rice and a side of broccoli.

 

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Slow-Cooked Honey Garlic Chicken with Asian-Inspired Sweet and Tangy Sauce
This must be the best recipe I have ever seen. I could eat this every single day.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 Hours
Passive Time 3 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 Hours
Passive Time 3 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
Slow-Cooked Honey Garlic Chicken
  1. Place chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together soy sauce, honey, hoisin, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and the white parts only of the scallions. Pour the sauce mixture ontop of the chicken and cook for 2-3 hours on low. (Cooking time depends on the thickness of your chicken. My chicken breasts were pretty small and took 2½ hours.)
  3. Remove the chicken from the liquid and place on a plate or cutting board. Allow the chicken to rest for a couple of minutes and then shred with two forks or slice it up with a knife. Meanwhile take 3 tablespoons of the liquid out of the slow cooker and pour into a small bowl. Whisk in the cornstarch until smooth and clump free. Slowly add this mixture to the liquid in the slow cooker and whisk until thickened.
Finishing the dish
  1. Add the shredded chicken back to the slow cooker and toss to coat it with the sauce.
  2. Serve immediately with sesame seeds and green onions for garnish.
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