April 1, 2015
2 hrs 20 mins
500g chicken breast
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup light soy sauce
1 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 small onion
Flour to coat
1Coat diced chicken in flour and brown in butter over medium heat but do not fully cook through. Throw in thinly sliced onion towards the end.
2In a bowl mix all other ingredients together and throw together with chicken in slow cooker for 2-3 hours on high.
4Served with rice and vegetables on the side
6*Note*. If using 1kg of chicken, double all other ingredients except the soy sauce
Submitted by Shaya
August 7, 2019
If your is drying out it may be too hot so yep give low a go for your cooker 🙂
August 6, 2019
Flavour was nice but found chicken a bit dry
I made this the other week, and the sauce was delicious! But the chicken was a bit dry. Should I cook it on low instead? Or maybe not fry it first? So that it doesn’t dry out too much. Suggestions please
July 27, 2019
Made this the other night and my family loved it they said it was as good as their favourite Chinese takeaway restaurant will be making this again
July 23, 2019
So quick and easy to make. Tastes delicious. I wish I’d made extra. Definitely on the cook again list!
Absolutely delicious. New fave!
July 22, 2019
Loved this, only took 2 hours to cook a kilo of chicken. Next time I think I will make more sauce, I did double it. But it would be awesome to tip on rice
July 20, 2019
My 16 year old son made this & it was beautiful. He doubled everything except the soy sauce. Half way through cooking he said there wasn’t any sauce & added a bit more. Only downfall it was a bit gluggy, not sure if that’s from the flour on the chicken?
July 18, 2019
I make this probably once a month or 2.
Kids husband n i love i
Easy to make quick to cook.
July 16, 2019
We had this last night for the first time and it was a hit, even my fussy hubby loved it and pretty much licked his bowl clean lol, my daughter also loved it, she loves honey chicken from the chinese shops that is done in the batter so this was a test for her and got the thumbs up, the only disappointing thing was that there was no left overs so I will be doubling the recipe next time. I did find it wasn’t as sticky as I thought it would be it was more saucy but flavour was definitely there so not a big deal. I was worried about it being to sweet for me but when I taste tested about a half before ready I could taste the soy sauce a bit to much so I did add an extra half tablespoon of honey and that was just enough, perfect dish. This recipe is well worth trying and it will be an added favourite to my recipe folders
July 4, 2019
July 3, 2019
Im planning on doing 750g chicken so I am going to do 1.5 times all ingredients except the soy sauce. Would i cook for 2 or 3 hours as we are planning a 630pm dinner. thanks
June 26, 2019
This was delicious, my husband and son loved it. I tripled the chicken and doubled the sauce except the soy sauce. Used normal soy and not light Probably could have tripled the sauce to coat chicken well. Would only double the soy though! Reheats really well. I used thigh fillets.
June 24, 2019
This recipe was very yummy. I grated carrot, zucchini, cauliflower, and broccoli into it and added at the start. The vegie fearing husband didn’t even complain about them. Next time I might add some chili for a little kick.
June 22, 2019
Amazing recipe, absolutely loved it. Will definitely become a family favourite .
Only thing I changed was an extra scoop of honey and I put it under the grill for a couple of minutes to make the sauce nice and sticky
June 19, 2019
Omg! Completely Loved this!
June 17, 2019
Best chicken I’ve ever cooked 🥰
June 16, 2019
I tripled the quantities for 1.5kg of chicken. As per advice here I only used 2x the amount of light soy but it could have done with more, wasn’t all that salty. I think this would vary a lot between brands and types of soy, definitely with a regular dark soy 2x would be enough. Chicken was tender and delicious and we still gobbled it down.
June 15, 2019
Minimally if anything .. perhaps another 20-30mins max. Just check to be sure chicken is cooked through 🙂
If doubling do you need to cook it longer?
June 13, 2019
I’ll definitely be cooking this little winner again, hubby loved it!!!!😁
Hubby loved this!!!! Will definitely be cooking this little winner up again. Thanks so much😁
June 12, 2019
Not totally disappointed in the sticky honey chicken yet BUT mine turned out very dry. I cooked double recipe on low using chicken tenderloins and didn’t double the soy sauce as per other comments. Put on low for 5 hrs but took off after 4 hrs max. I haven’t used my slow cooker enough to know if it cooks hot, but I didn’t think so until today! My adult son said “not at all like honey chicken but okay” which converts to it wasn’t fried like in the Chinese restaurant but he’ll eat again! 😆😆😆. I thought the sauce was tasty but chicken was just tough and overcooked. Reckon IF I did it again, I’ll try just putting raw chicken in and not “flouring & browning” first. Or should I definitely use chicken breast? I thought tenderloins would be “melt in your mouth” tender? Would be interested in feedback from those who have made it.
June 10, 2019
Absolute favourite in our house!! I literally have to quadruple the recipe as my family just want more and more (obviously don’t quadruple the soy sauce though)
I’ve even got my friends onto this recipe, and they say it’s taste better that Chinese honey chicken takeout
June 9, 2019
Loved this! Made it for my husband and 1yo baby. A hit with both and there was nothing left over – will have to make a double next time! I didn’t have any light soy so I just used regular soy. It was delicious.
June 8, 2019
Does this freeze well?
January 12, 2019
Tried this for the first time and loved it. So quick and easy . Hubby even used two words to describe it while eating, Ok and good 😀
October 1, 2018
Made this chicken dish but it was toooooo sweet.
September 20, 2018
made this for dinner it was so good . only i used a little less soy and little more honey
Amazing sticky and yummy ,My partner who is not a very good in the kitchen made this last week, I had surgery and needed to rest, so easy to do, definitely having again.
September 15, 2018
Made this a few nights ago. I used double the chicken, so I doubled everything else except the Soy Sauce.
In the last half hour, I chopped a head of Broccoli into florets and through them in too.
Served over rice.
Reheated well for Hubby’s dinner at work the following night too!
July 29, 2018
I want to cook this tonight. Im using 1kg chicken and want to gook on low how long for
June 15, 2018
Made this last night and idk what i did wrong but i might skip brown sugar and use normal soy. as i added allot of salt when i had dished up.
June 4, 2018
Big hit and no leftovers! Cooked on low for 5ht doubled the ingredients except soy as per recipe. Fussy Master 9yo devoured it too
June 1, 2018
Yep but I wouldn’t double the soy as it’ll be too salty maybe?
May 30, 2018
If you were to double this recipe would u double everything?… no way it would feed my 4 boys lol
May 29, 2018
The first time I made this it was a major flop no idea what I did wrong but it was the first recipe I tried that wasnt a casserole or stew. After a little experimentation and learning and having successful meals I decided to give this another go. My whole family is so glad I did even my picky eater scoffed her tea down nice and quickly. Next time I might increase the amount as we have none left we had it with brown rice and baked spuds cooked in the slowcooker as well and steamed veggies on the side.
April 29, 2018
Loved this bit it didn’t look like the pic but it was delicious, we had it with rice and spring rolls, my partner even enjoyed it.
April 15, 2018
I used Tamari (Japanese gluten free soy) and palm sugar in lieu of light soy and brown sugar. Slightly less honey and sugar than recipe. Added spring onion and French onion shallots and also used chicken thigh. So simple and delicious.
April 12, 2018
Great recipe and one that I’ll definitely be making again!
I’ll probably add carrots & capsicum next time.
I doubled the chicken & honey, used 1/3 cup of soy sauce and 2 small onions (halved, then quartered).
2 hours on high & 1 hour on low. 👌🏼
September 30, 2017
Love this dish. Putting it on today so I can watch the Grand Final and dinner will be ready when it is finished. May the best team win. I know my dinner will be a winner!!!
September 17, 2017
Enjoyed this dish & will make again. The only thing I changed was the amount of sugars – I didn’t use any brown sugar & halved the amount of honey. Still quite sweet but tasty.
September 12, 2017
Guys you can buy light soy in the Asian food section of woolies and Coles. It’s not in the isle where the normal soy is but in the isle where Asian foods are.
August 25, 2017
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner I know everyone says it but this dish is a winner. I used thighs and since my SC runs a bit hot I cook it on low for the same amount of time I also doubled the recipe including the Soy Sauce (I use Tamari which is not as salty as others) and it was perfect, another one to add to my growing roster of recipes.
August 3, 2017
Delicious . I only had dark soy but was still good . I served it with white rice and steamed broccoli. Will definitely cook again .
July 4, 2017
A great dish my partner and i loved it will make again for sure
July 3, 2017
I will check out my local Asian grocers, surely they’ll have light soy….
June 18, 2017
Couldn’t find light soy sauce in the shops ?? Where in Australia do you buy this please
June 12, 2017
May 23, 2017
So quick & easy to make.
I did double the sauce ingredients except the soy.
I have a secret chef slow cooker so this whole dish was made in an hour!
I used tenderloins instead of breast fillet.
Will definitely make this again
May 12, 2017
Made this with 1kg chicken thighs. Doubled everything except soy (used dark) as instructed. Didn’t brown the chicken, just coated in cornflour and added to sc. Came home from work to put on and found the minimum time my sc allows is 4hrs. Decided to turn it on and see what it was like at dinner time. 3hr later meat was cooked and sauce beginning to thicken and coat meat. Served with rice and steamed greens, family decided we can add it to the list of things they will eat. A major achievement! Great recipe.
May 11, 2017
This dish is deffently the new family fav! I sprinkled with sesame seeds and served with fried rice. Better than
take away & Alot healthier too!
May 8, 2017
Delicious thank you. Whole family loved it.
May 7, 2017
Any advice re doing it on a bigger scale?
eg do you multiply everything?
Do you alter cooking time?
May 6, 2017
To please a family of 9 is hard but everyone including my super fussy 2 yr old love this. Odveously we make it on a much bigger scale but absolutely love it. One of my all time favourite slow cooking recipes and so much cheaper than paying for Chinese for a big family.Five stars.
April 30, 2017
I tried this today for the first time with 650 g of chicken thighs and otherwise stuck to the recipe. Coated in plain flour and used a very hefty dump of butter for the browning of the chicken and the onions. I cooked on high for 2 hours and the chicken was both well cooked and tender. As a bonus there was plenty of sauce left at the bottom of the cooker to drizzle over the meals/into the rice I served it with. Overall very happy..tasty, very simple prep and a great base to experiment from.
April 27, 2017
Very easy recipe and tasty. I only had dark soy sauce so it turned out quite a bit darker than in the picture but was still very nice. I served it with rice and green beans sauteed in sesame oil, and sprinkled sesame seeds over. Yum!
April 24, 2017
A very nice flavour will add to my favourites list.
So used to cooking more savoury flavours this was very nice.
March 3, 2017
Very nice and simple recipe. Easy to prepare and the sides you could make to accompany are endless. The whole family loved it, although my partner did say it was very sweet to him, everyone else licked their plates clean 🙂
February 19, 2017
January 29, 2017
This is our new family favourite. I did brown the chicken first, and found that 3 hours was enough for 1kg of chicken thighs. Used normal soy sauce but followed the extra notes and did not double the soy, but doubled everything else. Served with rice and steamed vegies. No leftovers sadly.
January 18, 2017
This is the second time I’ve made this and both times I’ve cooked it for too long. Came out really dry and stringy. I want to love it so I will try again. Also I’ll add less soy but more honey I think.
made this tonight and it was lovely with chicken
January 6, 2017
I had pork spare ribs out for dinner and decided to try this recipe using them sliced up . It was really yummy served with rice pilaf. After browning the pork first, I found it only took 2-3 hours to cook . Will be trying it with chicken next time 🙂
December 29, 2016
A family member has a health issue with soy sauce. Can you suggest an alternative for that ingredient? Thank you!
November 8, 2016
What size of slow cooker do you use to make this
November 3, 2016
This is super yummy – the whole family enjoyed it! However it does cook really fast so be aware! I put the crock pot on low expecting about a 6 hour cooking time and it was done in 2.5 hours! So I just kept it on warm and it was still moist and yummy for dinner a few hours later 🙂
October 31, 2016
Made this for dinner tonight and it was a huge hit with my daughter. Definitely a keeper.
October 4, 2016
I am making this tonight will let you know what we think once we have it , it does look delicious though so here’s hoping …
October 3, 2016
Wow! This recipe is soooo delicious. Made it with chicken wings coz thats what we had and even fussy Mr 4 was licking his fingers clean. Will definitely be making this again
August 22, 2016
Can you use dark brown sugar? If yes how much?
August 20, 2016
This is one of my favorite sc recipes my sons love it ??
August 16, 2016
Wow. This is by far one of my favourite slow cooker dishes. This is delicious. Making double next time so we can have seconds and thirds. Very easy, cost effective and full of flavour.
I used a kilo of chicken and had it on low. Cooked it for about 8 hours but found it was too long and the meat was a bit dry. I think my new slow cooker cooks a bit hotter than my previous one. It was starting to stick to the bottom, so I added a bit more water. While I was out, hubby added a bit too much water and it became runnier. The flavour was still really nice. Will definitely be making this one again but cooking it for less time. I was even thinking that I could add some veggies in and make it a pie filling.
August 9, 2016
Yummy !! My fav recipe . Hubby liked it too 🙂
August 7, 2016
Hi, what kind of flour to coat the chicken should I use? Plain? Cornflour?
August 4, 2016
Delicious! I did halve the amount of soy sauce to reduce the salt content for my little ones and still great. 1 year old was sucking the sauce off the chicken! We had it with rice and green beans, which worked quite well. Next time I might add some veg to the slow cooker as we wanted more of the meal! Thanks for such a great recipe!
August 3, 2016
Love it. So easy. Even the little fussy ones enjoy it
How long would you cook 1 kg of chicken?
August 1, 2016
Most jar versions will give you the conversion .. eg 1 tsp equals 1 clove
That way you can still use whatever you prefer or have on hand
Do people generally use minced garlic from a jar for this, or freshly minced cloves? I know they’re interchangeable, but I do find there’s a difference in flavor. I’ve found a few recipes on here where the quantity is measured in teaspoons rather than cloves … am I right to assume this means garlic from the jar?
July 25, 2016
July 15, 2016
Yummy. Everyone enjoyed this meal. I used chicken thighs and cooked for 5ish hrs. Turned out delish. Served with rice and steamed vege. Thank you so much. Will be doing this recipe again
July 8, 2016
this is ne of the best meals I’ve made n such a short notice.
I also tried with pork instead of chicken and it was just as good
June 7, 2016
Definately one that I’m making a regular in our house, added some carrots, zucchini, mushrooms and capsicum.
January 30, 2016
Yummy, will be making again.
January 8, 2016
Fantastic recipe just as it is ?
January 4, 2016
I use regular soy sauce and find that half the amount works better.
December 1, 2015
If I can only find normal soy sauce would you suggest halving the amount?
November 16, 2015
This is the recipe that lead me here. So thank you, it’s a family favourite 🙂
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