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.