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Shredded Honey Soy Chicken over rice with chopsticks.

Slow Cooker Honey Soy Chicken

Kristen McCaffrey
Tender shredded chicken with an irresistible honey soy sauce spiked with the flavors of garlic and ginger. Serve this Slow Cooker Honey Soy Chicken over rice for an easy, family-friendly weeknight meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6
Calories 360 kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs trimmed
  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Asian chili garlic sauce (like Huy Fong) optional
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • 3 cups cooked rice or as needed for serving


  • Add the chicken thighs to a 6 quart slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl mix together the soy sauce, honey, vinegar, red onion, garlic, ginger, and Asian garlic chili paste (if using). Pour the sauce over the chicken. Cook the chicken on low for 4 hours.
  • Remove the chicken and set it aside. Whisk the cornstarch into the liquid in the slow cooker. Cover the slow cooker with its lid and increase the heat to high. Cook the sauce for 15 to 30 minutes, until it thickens to your liking.
  • Meanwhile, slice or shred the chicken. Transfer it back to the slow cooker and combine with the sauce. Top with the green onions and serve over cooked rice.

Quick Stove Top Version

  • Add all the ingredients for the sauce to a small pot over medium heat and simmer until it thickens. Toss the sauce with sliced rotisserie chicken and serve over cooked rice.


Calories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 33gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 985mgPotassium: 482mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 78IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 2mg
Keyword slow cooker honey soy chicken
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