Crock Pot Saucy Chicken Thighs

Total Time
6hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 hrs

A great way to make chicken thighs. My kids love this recipe. I have made this with boneless thighs and breasts also. Adjust cooking time if using other form of chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken in crock pot and add salt and pepper.
  2. Combine barbecue sauce, honey, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce and pour over chicken.
  3. Stir to coat.
  4. Cook on low 4-6 hours.


Most Helpful

This is pretty good. Not to mention super quick and easy!

*Quick note in regards to so many comments about the chicken skin.
Removing the chicken skin takes away a lot of flavor. My suggestion. Before you put anything in the crock pot. Season the chicken on both sides with a little salt and fresh ground pepper. Heat a heavy skillet on a high heat. Once it is hot put about 1 tbsp of oil in the pan and then place your thighs skin side down for about 3-4 minutes. Just long enough to crisp and brown the skin. Flip the chicken pieces over and let the other side brown for about 2 minutes. Then throw it in your crockpot and cover in sauce.

Sure you have an extra pan to wash but I think you'll be pleased with the results. It makes the skin chewy and full of flavor instead of rubbery and gross, plus you've released most of the chicken grease/fat from the skin in the skillet so you shouldn't have much more in the crock pot.

Hope that helps, happy cooking!

bcsher07 September 16, 2012

This was a quick easy weeknight dinner. I used boneless and skinless thighs and still had a fair amount of grease floating on top BUT after 6 hours on low they were still moist. Thanks for posting.

Tamaretta August 28, 2014

These were good but I should have skinned the thighs I used before cooking. There was a LOT of grease on top. The flavor was good, though - I'll make these again, just skinning the chicken first.

RSL May 31, 2010

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