Sticky French Chicken (Just 3 Ingredients!)


May 10, 2021

Sticky French Chicken (Just 3 Ingredients!) 5 0 5 28

The kids begged to have it again the next night it was so good! We were all scaping every little bit off our plates and looking for more ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs 30 mins
  • 10 mins

    4 hrs 30 mins

    4 hrs 40 mins

  • Yields: 5


1kg chicken thigh fillets

2/3 cup honey

1 x 40g sachet of French onion soup

Optional: 1T corn flour mixed with 2T water


1Add chicken to slow cooker

2Mix honey and French onion soup and pour over and mix to coat well

3Cook on low for 4-5hrs

4If you choose to you can add the corn flour slurry to thicken sauce 10mins prior to serving. Cooking with tea towel is another option instead of corn flour also ๐Ÿ™‚

5We enjoy ours served with mash and steamed vegetables

6This recipe is also in our new book READY SET SLOW

Submitted by Paulene Christie


47 Reviews


June 7, 2022

There was fight for the left over sauce. I added a bit of soy sauce and Asian vege and it was delicious.


June 5, 2022

Making this soon, I’m going to add garlic

Megan Jayne

May 18, 2022

Made this dish last night it’s amazing tho my slow cooker runs hotter it was perfect at 3 hours but I left it for 4 and chicken little dry … Also didn’t need to do slurry

Lee Finch

May 3, 2022

I have been wanting to try this one for a while and finally made it last night. If you want quick & easy with the added bonus of tasty, youโ€™ve found a winner here. The prep time is under 3 minutes, so even the busiest of people have time for this recipe. I made recipe exactly as stated and added fresh beans and carrots for the second half of cooking time and served over cauliflower rice. The sauce was so delicate and delicious . No cornflour needed, no tea towel trick needed, it was just perfect as it was. 3 hours on low for me did the job brilliantly with whole chicken thigh fillets. This one is a must try and I will make this again and again!


April 26, 2022

Absolutely delicious!!
Will add more soup mix to cut through the sweetness a little next time, but this was AMAZING. Didnt even need to thicken the sauce. Fussy child & husband both loved it.


April 5, 2022

This is divine! Just finished cooking it and cannot wait to serve it for dinner! Even with losing most of my taste thanks to Covid, I can taste this beauty!


February 20, 2022

Made this for tea tonight. Definitely will make again


January 7, 2022

Tried this meal for the first time tonight, used 650g of chicken breast, thatโ€™s what I had in the freezer. We had the honey and French onion soup mix in the pantry already so itโ€™s been a nice quick and simple meal for us. Iโ€™ve over cooked it a little but also not a huge fan of the flavour. Probably wonโ€™t try it again, however did enjoy trying something new and the ease of the recipe


January 4, 2022

So delicious, definitely a sweeter dish, but paired with something savoury/salty it’s perfect. Definitely recommend giving this a go โ˜บ๏ธ

Phyllis Peach

December 14, 2021

I made my own gluten free French onion soup powder and made this recipe with a chicken thigh. I also added a couple of dried Apricots. It was delicious and I will make this again.

Phyllis Peach

December 14, 2021

I made my own gluten free French onion soup powder and made this recipe with a chicken thigh. I also put a couple of dried apricots on top. It was great. I will do this again

Carol Saunders

October 8, 2021

I did this today with chicken wings. So very easy and a taste sensation.

I haven’t tried that one Nanette? If you do let us know what it’s like ๐Ÿ™‚


October 6, 2021

Can u substitute honey with maple syrup??


September 30, 2021

I’m sorry to say this was gross. The smell, the taste, everything was so yuck. Do not recommend ๐Ÿคฎ

Gillian Griffiths

August 26, 2021

Iโ€™ve made this a couple of times. Very yummy
Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š


August 23, 2021

Was yum and so easy. I used chicken breast and cut them into 4 and put in cooker. Was surprised how great it turned out. I was a bit worried as was no liquid but after the first hour and half there was a lot of liquid so I mixed the chicken around in the sauce again and put towel under the lid for the remaining time and sauce thickened to a great consistency. I did cook for 3 1/2 hours instead of 4 as breast meat seems to cook quicker and didn’t want it to dry out. I broke pieces up smaller to serve and was delicious. Served with fried rice and veg for hubby.

You can do either, I put them in whole but strips would work too, just cook a little faster


August 14, 2021

Hey do you cut the thigh or put it in whole? TIA

Anne Marie Burns

August 8, 2021

Yum! and so easy , whole family loved it

Don’t double the soup or it’ll be too salty ๐Ÿ™‚


July 21, 2021

Tried sticky French chicken tonight!!!
Soooo good!!! I thought it was going to be really sticky, but it was a beautifully balanced taste & quite saucy.

Kerry Brown

July 21, 2021

Would you double honey and soup pot for 10 Drumsticks?


July 15, 2021

So simple and so freaking delicious!
I used brown onion soup as I couldn’t find it here in Checkers (South Africa) and I also used breasts because it was all I had. Naturally, the meat was drier but it was still fantastic on some sweet potato mash!

Monique Saunders

July 4, 2021

My goodness… We had this tonight and was exceeded expectations! So easy and delicious! Served with mash and steamed veg

Raeleen Whiteley

June 17, 2021

So quick and easy to prepare.
Very tasty. A hit with the family.


June 11, 2021

Had for dinner last night big hit with my family ๐Ÿ’ฏ thanks for the recipe will be making this again I used chicken breast thats what I had in the freezer pulled out night before ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Maxine Dunn

June 10, 2021

Very tasty sauce. Will cook shorter time next time. Chicken was a bit dry.

No just dry powder Wendy ๐Ÿ™‚ NOTHING dumb about asking that’s what we are here for ๐Ÿ™‚


June 9, 2021

Oh my!! This was delicious!! I used chicken drumstick fillets (nice and cheap). I resisted the temptation to stir it often so the chicken didnโ€™t fall apart. I thickened the sauce with cornflour. Next time Iโ€™ll have to increase the sauce as I kept having to taste it ๐Ÿ˜Š. Every bit as good as the best takeaway.


June 8, 2021

Iโ€™m a bit dumb so forgive the question but do I make the packet soup up and then add ho ey or just honey TIA


June 7, 2021

I made this for dinner tonight it was the best differently making this one again

Ronda Dwine

June 6, 2021

Such an easy and tasty recipe made exactly as the recipe states. Lovely with mash and in season veg. As l had picked up drumsticks at $2 a kg it was also a true budget meal this time too.

Ronda Dwine

June 4, 2021

We tried this recipe this week.
Super easy and tasty just as the recipe reads and thickened with cornflour as suggested.
Since l had picked up drumsticks on special it was also a good budget meal.
I served it with mash potatoes and veg in season.


June 3, 2021

Made this and for 3 ingredients it was great! Might just have to go to the store and make it for supper for Friday night when the hubs gets home!


June 3, 2021

This is so good! I used 1kg drumsticks coz they were on special. Such a cheap delicious meal.

You can – they are just a little more dry than thigh


June 2, 2021

Absolutely delicious recipe! My family enjoyed it.

Linda Quinn

May 30, 2021

Can I use chicken breasts?


May 23, 2021

I enjoyed this a lot more then I thought I would as I don’t eat honey haha but it was delicious. I paired it with fried rice and it was the perfect combo and 4 hours was enough cooking time for me.


May 18, 2021

This was amazing winner in our family
I miss read and use 3/4 cup honey but was divine I put the honey and French onion in slow cooker stirred together then put in the thigh fillets mixing through to coat the chicken and cooked as per instructions

I don’t line the slow cooker in any way and have no problems ๐Ÿ™‚

Linda Olive

May 17, 2021

Can I throw this straight in the slow cooker or does the honey burn & hard wash up? Do I use grease paper on the bottom?

Maureen Richter

May 13, 2021

This is so good. Will be doing it again for sure. 5 stars.

Maureen Richter

May 13, 2021

This was so yummy and I received compliments, which is unusual. Hehe. Definitely 5 star. Only thing I would do is not cook it for the 4 1/2 hours next time. I think my slow cooker may cook hotter, so think I would cook for 3/12 – 4:00 hours in mine.๐Ÿ˜€

Natasha Kidman

May 12, 2021

Mind blown!!
How can 3 ingredients create so muck flavour??
(I used 2 packs of the French onion soup mix) .
All 4 kids and the man child loved it…. this will be made on a regular basis
Winner Winner, sticky chicken dinner ๐Ÿ™‚


May 11, 2021

Can you substitute the French onion soup with something else?

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