Crockpot Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken with Foolproof Rice

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An easy, delicious Crockpot / Slow Cooker meal made with inexpensive chicken thighs and a simple Asian style sauce. I spiced the Crockpot Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken up with a little garlic chili sauce and served it with foolproof rice.

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I adapted this recipe from the Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe on Taste and Tell, which was featured on Kalyn’s Kitchen delicious site Slow Cooker from Scratch. A great site for finding slow cooker recipes. This is a wonderful weekend night meal that comes together quickly.

Also included in this post is a Recipe Round Up. I’ve joined a fun group of bloggers to put together a roundup of recipes on the first day of every month. This month we’re sharing Easy Crockpot Dinner Recipes.

After you’ve checked out this easy Crockpot Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken recipe, be sure and scroll to the bottom of the post for links to all the other great easy Crockpot recipes! 

Making Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken in the Instant Pot Gem Multicooker

I doubled Deborah’s recipe, adapted from More Make it Fast, Cook it Slow, so I would have leftovers to freeze for another day. Doubling the sauce wasn’t necessary so I decreased it to one and a half in my adapted recipe below.

The foolproof method from America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook cooks the rice the same way you would pasta. Just boil it in a lot of water until it’s tender and drain it.


You end up with perfectly cooked, fluffy rice and an added bonus is that it cooks in less time than the traditional pilaf style. It’s such great idea. If you have trouble cooking rice and don’t have a pressure cooker, give this method for cooking rice a try.

Put this Crockpot Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken on your menu soon. You’ll be glad you did.

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Yield: 8 Servings

Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken with Foolproof Rice

Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours


  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup honey

Foolproof Rice

  • 1 cup rice*
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt


Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken

  1. Place the chicken in the bottom of a slow cooker. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, chili sauce, soy sauce, ketchup and honey. Pour over the chicken and cover.
  2. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours. Remove chicken, place on a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Transfer the remaining sauce to a saucepan and reduce down over medium heat until desired consistency is reached. Serve over the chicken and garnish with fresh basil.
  3. Serve over rice.

Foolproof Rice

In a large pot bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Stir in the rice and salt. Return to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until rice is tender.


*Use any type of rice you'd like. White rice will take approximately 10 - 20 minutes, Brown Rice 22 - 40 minutes. I used Lundberg short grain brown rice and at my altitude it took about 40 minutes to cook.

Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken slightly adapted from Taste and Tell

Foolproof Rice America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook

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