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Honey and Garlic Chicken in the Slow Cooker
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Honey Garlic Chicken in the Slow Cooker

Author April J Harris


  • 1 teaspoon mild vegetable oil
  • 6 skinless boneless chicken breasts (you can also use chicken thighs)
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • the juice and rind of a fresh orange
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger peeled and finely grated
  • 4 cloves of garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 generous teaspoon dried basil
  • a generous pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  • Brush the inside of the slow cooker with the oil.
  • Lay the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, orange juice and rind, ketchup, honey, ginger, garlic, basil, salt and pepper.
  • Pour over the chicken, spreading evenly over all the meat.
  • Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 6 hours.
  • When the chicken is cooked, remove it from the sauce. Leave the sauce in the slow cooker.
  • Shred the chicken with two forks and return it to the slow cooker to absorb even more of the sauce.
  • Serve with brown rice or noodles and stir fried vegetables or on toasted rolls with a fresh lettuce and veggie garnish. I like to use shredded spring onions and radishes.
  • Cool any leftovers and refrigerate.
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