Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
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Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 - cup(s) soy sauce
  • 1/2 - cup(s) honey
  • 1/4 - cup(s) teriyaki sauce
  • 2 - Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 - tsp sesame oil
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - tsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp ground ginger
  • 2 - Tbsp cornstarch**
  • Garnish: - sliced green onions**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the chicken into the slow cooker insert. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, teriyaki sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, minced onion, and ground ginger. Do NOT add the cornstarch at the start of slow cooking.
  3. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. With 30 minutes left in the cooking cycle, shred the chicken with 2 forks. Then mix the cornstarch with the same amount of water and swirl into the sauce in the slow cooker. Stir it well, then close the lid and let the slow cooking cycle finish.
  4. Cook the rice, as directed.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken over rice with side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup soy sauce, 1 cup honey, 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce, 4 Tbsp rice vinegar, 2 tsp sesame oil, 2 tsp minced garlic, 2 tsp minced onion, and 2 tsp ground ginger.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 small boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the prepared marinade
  • Do NOT add the cornstarch to freezer bag

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours. WIth 30 minutes left in cooking cycle, shred the chicken and swirl in the cornstarch as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if you use gluten-free soy sauce.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. WIth 30 minutes left in cooking cycle, shred the chicken and swirl in the cornstarch as directed.
Serve over rice with salad.

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