Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Chicken for those ‘throw it all in the slow cooker’ days and let something else worry about your dinner!
Fall apart tender chicken breasts (or chicken thighs) filling your house with sweet, honey garlic aromas, perfectly slow cooked and waiting for you when you get home. Slow cooker asian glazed chicken!
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN
Cooked in a thick and easy to make Asian glaze, you’ll be tempted to pour a big jug of sauce all over your chicken. (May or may not have done that myself.) I’ve been waiting non-patiently for over 2 years to share this recipe with you! And for those that know me, I have absolutely no patience. So this is an exciting day…
Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Chicken is a no-fail recipe using chicken breast fillets that will have the family (especially kids) crawling to the slow cooker to peer through the glass, wanting and waiting for the slow cooker to finish. The aroma is dizzying. And the taste? The taste is out of this world. Sweet, sticky and mouth-watering: the perfect sweet and salty combination.
You only need a handful of main ingredients in the sauce!
- Soy sauce (please use low-sodium)
- Oyster sauce
Originally published on the Best Recipes Website January 29th, 2016.
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Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Chicken
- 2 pounds (1 kg) skinless boneless chicken breasts (or chicken thighs)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce, (or extra hoisin sauce)
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, (or cider vinegar)
- 6 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 2 tablespoons sliced green onions/scallions, divided
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch (cornflour)
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, to garnish
- Whisk together the honey, melted butter, soy sauce, oyster sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and half of the scallions in slow cooker bowl. Place chicken into the sauce, rotating to coat. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on low setting. (Cook time depends on the thickness of your chicken.)
- When the sauce is simmering (in the last hour of cooking time), whisk the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl until dissolved. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the sauce; change heat setting to high, mix it through and cover again to allow to thicken and continue cooking until the chicken is just beginning to fall apart.
- Taste test, season with salt, pepper and sriracha if desired. Serve with steamed greens and rice; garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.