Slow-cooker honey garlic chicken

Tasty, more-ish sweet and tangy honey garlic chicken which is fall-apart tender from slow-cooking

It just takes 5 minutes to put together the sauce for this easy and delicious honey garlic chicken, a simple combination of ingredients, slow-cooked with chicken breasts which are shredded into sauce at the end of cooking. Perfect served with egg-fried rice, stir-fried vegetables and smothered in spicy sriracha.

I’ve always loved the slow-cooker- it’s an easy way to make great tasting food without having to put in a whole lot of effort! A slow-cooker is also a really cheap piece of kitchen equipment. Mine is nearly 20 years old and works as well as when it was new. If you are looking to buy a new slow-cooker there are many on the market, and to suit any budget. Lots of supermarkets make their own brand, and you can find loads of great deals on Amazon such as this one:

Once you have started to experiment with a slow-cooker you will find out how versatile it is. The first thing I ever cooked in mine was a beef and ale stew- and it was so good that it was all I made for years! Here’s my recipe for beef and ale stew .

Do you want to explore some more slow-cooker meals? Have a look at some more of my slow-cooker recipes here.

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My Recipe

Serves: 4
Syns: 2 syns per portion (5 syns for honey, 3 syns for sesame seeds)
Healthy Extra:


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 6 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • coriander to garnish


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the honey, tomato puree, soy sauce,rice wine vinegar and water. Stir through the spring onions and crushed garlic.
  2. Pop the chicken breasts into the bottom of the slow-cooker bowl, and cover with the sauce. Put the lid on.
  3. Cook on high for 2-3 hours, or low for 4-5 hours, stirring half way through cooking.
  4. The chicken should now pull apart easily using 2 forks, and you can shred the chicken into the sauce.
  5. To serve, dry fry the sesame seeds to give them a little bit of colour and a toasty flavour, and sprinkle over the top. Garnish with chopped fresh coriander.

Additional Info

Chilli is perfect with this- drizzle with some sriracha, or sprinkle over some chopped fresh chilli.

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