Because of the sheer number of questions I get about easy recipes, I couldn’t wait to share my first slow cooker meal of 2013. This one is so delicious, you’ll never believe how simple it is to make. It takes just a few basic ingredients that most of us have on-hand anyway, and the prep time alone will make it a cook’s favorite. You can literally do all of the prep work in about 5 minutes, go about your day and come home to perfectly cooked honey garlic chicken.
NOTE: This is not an original recipe. It is my version of one I found here last year. I encourage you to give it a try and to play with the ingredients to suit your family’s tastes.
- 4 Chicken Breasts (bone-in or boneless)
- 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup or tomato sauce*
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
*I use ketchup that is made without high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), but the same amount of tomato sauce will work just as well if you have it on hand.
1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, ketchup, honey, oregano and black pepper until well blended and pour in just enough to cover the bottom of the slow cooker.
2. Add chicken to the slow cooker and pour the remaining sauce mixture over it.
3. Top each chicken breast with a clove of minced garlic.
4. Set slow cooker to low heat and cover. Allow to cook on low for 6 hours.
I serve this dish with rice, but it would be just as tasty if you decided to shred the chicken and serve it on a bun. You can also reduce the liquid after cooking to create a quick sauce if you like.