Friday, August 26, 2011

Honey garlic chicken - crock pot recipe

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I'm always on the lookout for a good crock pot recipe and I thought this one was tasty enough to share! I found it on Pinterest...the original recipe is from here. I made a few minor changes.

Here's what you'll need. You probably have all of the ingredients on hand:



1 package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 c soy sauce
1/2 c ketchup
1/2 c honey
pinch of basil
salt & pepper to taste

Cut your chicken breasts in half, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place in bottom of crock pot. Chop up your garlic cloves. I like to cheat and use this:




Mix garlic, soy sauce, ketchup, honey and basil in a bowl and stir. 




Add mixture to crock pot.




Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours (mine actually cooked slightly faster than these times, but these are what the original recipe recommends). Remove chicken from crock pot and transfer to covered plate to keep warm. Reduce the sauce in a pot until thickened to desired consistency. Serve sauce over chicken. The original recipe also serves it with fresh, shredded basil on top, but I didn't have any on hand.

I made rice and broccoli to go with this and it was pretty yummy!





Have you found any good recipes on Pinterest lately? I have so many pinned, I'm sure I'll be posting more soon! 

58 comments:

  1. This looks super delicious and is probably what we'll be having tomorrow. Thanks!

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  2. You're welcome! I hope you enjoy it:) It's super easy!!

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  3. I've just prepped this to put in my slow cooker tomorrow morning. I can't wait to try it tomorrow evening, it already smells amazing.

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  4. I'm trying this tomorrow, thank you.

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  5. I'm putting this in the crockpot this morning! I do quiet a bit of cooking but rarely does it call to reduce anything. I think last time I did, it might not of turned out well. Hope this does!

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  6. This looks delicious! But I have a question: wouldn't it be tastier to have thigh meat for a crockpot recipe than breast meat? Fattier cuts usually are better for stewing to my knowledge. My experience is that lean meats get very dry if I cook them for hours.

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  7. Hi Fair Flavors! That may be true! I'm not a big fan of dark meat, so I tend to stick to chicken breasts. I've never had a problem with the chicken in this recipe being too dry though!

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  8. My parents are coming home from Flordia this weekend and I was just thinking of doing a crock pot recipe. And here I stumble across this wonderful dish... I'll let you know what the folks think:)
    Thank you:)
    Theresa

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  9. What do u mean reduce the sauce on the pot until desired consistency? Reduce heat?

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  10. Thanks Theresa! I hope they enjoyed it!

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  11. Nicole, reduce the sauce just means to simmer it for a while until it gets thick. Hope that helps!

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  12. I agree with the shorter cooking time, mine was a little dry though I cooked it for 7 hours on low. GREAT taste anyways! Great recipie!!!

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  13. Thank you Rachel this recipe was super, super easy and very tasty.

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  14. I agree with shorter cooking time, too - it could be my crock pot, but mine was totally overdone after 8 hours on low. Next time, I'll try 6 hours low, and make sure we're home to check it. Thanks!! :)

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  15. Made this today. I added half a small onion to the sauce as well as a little cayenne pepper to add some subtle heat. I cooked on low in the crockpot for four hours then turned it to high for an hour. Chicken was literally falling apart when I took it out to reduce the sauce.

    I liked the recipe and it was super easy!

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  16. I made this over my son's winter break from school - and it is his new favorite. My husband and I liked it too, but my son loved it and ate all of the leftovers! I am making it again tonight. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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  17. Alright, Alright,

    GTots to pull the chicken out now!
    It sounds super easy, and This Single Daddy
    and his 5yr. old daughter has gots to try it!
    I LIKE EASY!

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  18. We tried this yesterday for our Lazy Sunday Slow Cooker Day and were very disappointed, it was too bitter (I ended up adding some brown sugar) and way to soy saucy for us. We like soy sauce but just not when it's that strong. I am going to add it to our blog, just because we didn't like it that well doesn't mean it won't be a hit with anyone else. http://rezichfamilykitchen.wordpress.com/

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  19. Going to be trying this tomarrow will be using thigh meat will remove skin.trying alot of new recipes from Pin

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  20. I rarely leave comments on recipes but i couldnt resist. This was fabulous. I cooked it on high for 3 1/2 hours and in the marinade i added brown sugar and red pepper flakes and it was sooo good. Could not get enough of the sauce

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  21. Prepping this right now, as I type. I am using bone-in, skin-on, chicken thighs,and drumsticks so I have first baked them in the oven, to crisp the skins. Then I will be following the recipe, laying the chicken down first and sauce next. Can't wait to try/sample/eat this!

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  22. Yum! I didn't reduce the sauce, just because I like a 1 pot cleanup on busy days, lol.

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  23. Packages of chicken greatly vary what is the intended amount of chicken to use ?

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  24. The packages of chicken I buy are typically 1.5 - 1.75 pounds. Hope that helps!

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  25. Made this tonight for dinner and it was DELICIOUS!! I only did low for about 5 hours and my chicken was extremely juicy and tender. I also took the suggestion to put in red pepper flakes and loved it with that addition! (I think I added maybe a tablespoon of those)

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  26. I am making this tonight. I am going to cook it 4-5 hrs on low. I tasted the sauce before adding it to the chicken. I made changes based on the reviews and my own cooking experience. I doubled the recipe for my family. So I added a whole large red onion and used 3/4 cup San J organic soy sauce. I found the flavor of the sauce was perfectly balanced and added 1/2 tsp organic Basil to the sauce. Can't wait to try the finished product.

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  27. I am adding this to my freezer recipe rotation. I doubt it'll need any extra salt due to the soy, and I'll be adding some onion and maybe a bit of brown sugar (though it looks sweet enough). Very excited to have this; so excited that I'm tripling it for my freezer stash! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. I put this together and started it this morning. Sounds yummy. Used chopped garlic from a jar (because it's one of my staples) and basil from one of those refrigerated tubes. Will post feedback later! Thank you. I did, in fact, find this recipe via Pintrest.

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  29. Got this going in the crock pot right now!

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  30. Trying this tonight I will blog how it goes tomorrow (funcraftysavymom.blogspot.com). Thanks for sharing

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  31. SO I tried it and added a few things but BOY was it great!! Thanks so much for posting. I will have to check out more of your pinterest things to try!! I did photo credit you so that everyone could go to your blog since you were the person who gave me the idea its here if you want to take a look : http://funcraftysavymom.blogspot.com/2013/03/its-friday-friday-friday-whoohoo.html Thanks again!!

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  32. AMAZING RECIPE! Super easy and spool tasty!

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  33. I made it today my whole house smelt amazing and it tast amazing to i didnt find it at all bitter and didnt need to add brown sugar and it was very flavorful thanks for sharing i will.definitely make this again :)

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  34. This recipe is delicious! I made it last week, and I'm making it again today. :)

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  35. Making this for dinner tonight. OMG...my house smells amazing! Can't wait to try it. I followed the recipe, but did add just a tbls of brown sugar and a few shakes of red pepper flakes.

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  36. This sounds fabulous, I'm going to make it for dinner tonight! I've been impressed by a lot of recipes I've found on pinerest, it's such a wonderful resource.

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  37. Just turned the crock pot on and can not wait to taste the finished product!

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  38. Crock potting this right now! Looks absolutely fabulous. I don't have basil so didn't put any in. Does it make a difference if I don't put any in?

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  39. I made this about 2 months ago and it was delicious!! I really wasn't sure I would like it but it was one of my favorite pins! I am going to try it again tonight with a pork tenderoin!

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  40. two words - AWE. SOME!!!!

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  41. Trying this tonight. A little worried because I work 12 hour days so it has to hold up in the crock pot for a long time on warm. Slow cooker cooking is the only way I can get a homemade meal on the table for my family at night. I hope this can hold up to the long hours on warm and is still good!

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  42. Going to try this tonite. I am thinking i'll shred the chicken though, and put it on tortilla's with some rice, beans and chopped tomato. Some steamed side veggies, and good to go. Thanks!

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  43. I wonder if you could cook this in the oven instead?

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  44. I made this today and I won't ever make it again, chicken was dry and not tasty at all...sorry :-(

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  45. I tried this once and it was a complete failure! The chicken was dry as a bone by the time I got home to it. There wasn't nearly enough liquid called for. I guess I should have known to add something more... I won't be trying it again;(

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  46. I love this recipe and have made it at least three times since finding it online! My chicken has always cooked a lot faster than the recipe calls for and I also double the ingredients to make sure the chicken is completely covered in the sauce. I've been experimenting with it by adding Sriracha, cayenne, chopped onions, etc. I love this recipe and I love that you're from VA too! :)

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  47. i miss wegmans!!!!!!!!!! and this recipe looks yummy

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  48. How do you think the sauce would taste with fish instead of chicken?

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  49. I made this a few months ago and forgot to leave a comment until now. It was delicious. It is a keeper that is for sure. I loved the sauce! I didn't have any problems with the chicken being dry. I followed the recipe as is and it was great and easy, just the way I like. Thank you for taking the time to share your recipe with us.

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  51. Could this be made with frozen boneless skinless chicken breast? If so, how long should it cook and on what setting?

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  52. In the pot as we speak!!!

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  53. Thank you for sharing this, I have it in the crock now, I didn't have any honey so I used maple syrup instead, my taste tester said it was AWESOME. Can't wait until it is done.

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  54. This is great as a BBQ sauce. Used my immersion blender to make the sauce more "airy" and cooked on the stove for about 20 minutes low until it bubbled. Brushed on boneless chicken breasts on the grill five minutes before done. Served with grilled pineapple rings, steamed green beans and wild rice. Excellent Sunday meal and very easy.

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