Slow Cooker Honey-Ginger Chicken

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Rated 4.5 based on 5 customer reviews


  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch chunks
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • ½ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water


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  1. Put the chicken, onion, garlic, honey, soy sauce, ginger, lime juice, sesame oil, rice vinegar, salt and pepper into your slow cooker; stir.
  2. Cook on High for 4 hours.
  3. Stir cornstarch and water together in a small bowl to dissolve the cornstarch; stir into the chicken mixture.
  4. Switch slow cooker to Keep Warm and let the chicken simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon when dipped into the sauce, about 30 minutes.
Mealthy tip:

Ginger is a popular ingredient in home health remedies to treat nausea.


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Caro Hodgin says:

i doubled the garlic like the commenter above. glad i did, really flavorful and delicious. i served over sticky white rice with broccoli. i steamed the broccoli florets in my pressure cooker for 1 minute - worked like a charm.

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Tarragon Boi says:

I love slow cooker recipes. I shredded the chicken and ate it over pasta. YUM

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Tal Levitas says:

I liked this one a lot. I doubled more garlic because I like my food garlicky. This recipe is an easy set it and forget it recipe. I have made it both in the pressure cooker and in the slow cooker and the results have turned out remarkably similar. My slow cooker doesn't have a keep warm feature, so I simmered it on the low setting instead after I added the starch slurry.

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Sam Dalton says:

Honey ginger chicken that actually uses real honey! Next time I want to try frying the chicken and using the sauce on top as a glaze. Very good recipe.

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Stephanie D says:

I've made this recipe in both my slow cooker and pressure cooker, and I must say, both turn out amazing. I always add a little extra ginger, for flavor. Delicious!