Honey Garlic Chicken

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Honey Garlic Chicken adapted from A Year of Slow Cooking
1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (4 or one thigh per family member)
3 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 cup soy sauce (La Choy or Tamari wheat-free are gluten free)
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup honey

Directions:  Use a 4-quart slow cooker (if using a 6-quart, this will cook faster. Check after 3 hours on high, 5 hours on low).  Put the chicken into your cooker. In a small bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients, then pour evenly over the top.  Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3-4 (I'd go with low---).
Serve with basmati rice and steamed or roasted vegetables.

-I chopped up an onion.

Here's what you will need:

Dice up an onion.

Dice up the garlic.

Put the chicken in the crockpot with the onions and the garlic.

Combine the ketchup, honey, and soy sauce.

Pour the mixture over the chicken.

Cook for 4-6 hours on low.

Here's what you'll end up with:
Our Thoughts:
I've been a bit under the weather the last couple of days and needed something easy for dinner.  I had all of these ingredients in the pantry and it was probably one of the easiest recipes that I've ever made.

The one thing that I would do differently in this dish, and it is just a personal preference, but I would have taken back the soy sauce a bit.  Instead of 1/3 cup of soy I would have probably gone down to 1/4 or even 1/8 of a cup.  My family, though, really liked it.  Even Kanin.  I served it over a brown rice and bulgur wheat mixture.

I served this with Roasted potatoes and apples.

Hope you enjoy!


Chris said...

Looks tasty, especially with that reduced sauce. How do you like that onion chopper thingy? It's got to save you a few tears!

Anonymous said...

Can I put the chicken frozen in the crockpot or it has to be defrosted?

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