Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs
Adapted from South Your Mouth
- 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
- black pepper
- 1 cup honey
- 6 -7 garlic cloves, minced
- 2⁄3 cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 bunch green onion, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 cup water
- Season chicken liberally with black pepper and place in a crock pot.
- Combine honey, garlic, soy sauce, ketchup and red pepper flakes in a medium-sized bowl and whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. Add green onions and stir (reserving some for garnish if desired).
- Pour honey mixture over chicken pieces then cook, covered, on high for 3-4 hours (or low for 5-6 hours) or until chicken is cooked through and tender.
- Remove chicken from crock pot then cover to keep moist. Increase temperature of crock pot to high (if not already on high) and replace lid.
- Add cornstarch to a small bowl or cup then slowly add water; stir until smooth. Add cornstarch slurry to crock pot, cover and heat until sauce thickens (about 30 minutes).
- Chop chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces and add back to crock pot. Gently stir to coat chicken with sauce. Reduce heat to “warm” until ready to serve.
- Serve chicken and sauce over white rice. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired.
I made this for my wife and I today, I cut it in half because there are only 2 of us at home now. We really enjoyed it a very good blend of hot and sweet. Being garlic nut's I double the amount which I always do for any recipe. It reminded us a lot of General Taso's chicken, but that has no honey in it. It may be a little spicy for some folks, but that can be easily adjusted. I'm always looking for Sunday crook pot meals, and this one fit the bill today. Thank You for sharing this.