Sticky honey chicken


April 1, 2015

Sticky honey chicken 5 0 5 81
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • 20 mins

    2 hrs

    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


127 Reviews


May 14, 2022

I could this a few times throughout the year! It’s fantastic

Marilyn Macdonald

April 19, 2022

Tried this for the first time tonight very nice. We have enough for dinner tomorrow night as well. Yum yum ๐Ÿ˜‹


February 21, 2022

Must have different taste to everyone else. Made this because of all of the good reviews. Was too sweet and honey was overpowering. Neither of us liked it and threw it out. Still…. don’t know till you try it.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 26, 2021

Lots of folks use regular soy and don’t change it’s volume. Likewise many skip the browning stage without any worries ๐Ÿ™‚


November 24, 2021

I only have regular soy sauce so would I only add about 2 tbsp?
Is it necessary to flour and brown the chicken or does it work just as well without doing that step?
Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š


August 19, 2021

I decided to cook this as it popped up on my feed when I was thinking what to do with chicken!! It was so easy to make. I added a pinch of dried chilli flakes and a little dash of sesame oil to the sauce, I used a whole onion, not half as per the recipe. I put it over rice and put some steamed broccoli to the side, very very nice easy meal! We will be having it again in our house.

Naomi Fraser

June 7, 2021

Didn’t go down too well. Only one teenager said it was okay. Husband said it was too sweet.

Deanna Rankin

February 13, 2021

I used chicken drumsticks for this & they turned out so yummo, will be making this again for sure. I might try to up the honey a little bit next to see how it goes.

Raeleen Whiteley

January 20, 2021

Very nice. So quick and easy to prepare. It was after 3pm before I even thought about dinner. This was ready to serve by 6.30pm. Winner, winner ……

Tracey Vine

January 19, 2021

This is one of my favourite recipes. So tasty. That sauce is divine!! I always use thigh fillets when cooking with chicken. My children really like this one.

Anne Macdonald

January 15, 2021

Hubby saw this and said heโ€™d like to try it! His favourite now. Used about 1.8kg chick thighs and tripled the recipe including the soy sauce. Added a couple of big heaped teaspoons of minced ginger as well( we love ginger). Needed a little something at the end so added juice of half a lime. Only lightly coated chicken in corn flour but thinking I may try no flour next time as it is a little too thick. Cooked for about 3 hours on low. Served with rice and broccoli. Absolutely a delicious dish. Would make a great bring a plate type dinner. Yummo ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Lyn Douglass

December 13, 2020

Thank you for this recipe. It was so tasty & being Honey the grandchildren enjoyed it. Lovely easy recipe to follow & prepare

Lia Woodworth

October 18, 2020

Literally the nicest meal ever we all absolutely loved it, cooked for 5 hours on low and left out the sugar as on low carb diet and it already had honey in. First mouthful we all went mmmmmm


October 14, 2020

This is definitely a family favourite, so quick and easy to preparing and always cooks beautifully. A good recipe for increasing the quantity and not loosing the flavour. My family love it and is a regular on our dinner menu.

Coral Johnson

October 12, 2020

Lovely dish which I make often. Usually I make double the recipe as my family always wants more!


October 12, 2020

This recipe was a great hit among my teenagers. They all said it was better than the Chinese restaurant. I would consider adding a crunchy green through it , maybe some sort of Asian veg. Will definitely be making this again . ๐Ÿ‘

Christine Dyson

August 22, 2020

Wow what a dish! I had to see what all the fuss was about and I was not disappointed at all. The sauce was delicious! Idoubled it as we like sauce and made fried rice to go with it. Will be making this one again.


August 21, 2020

Delicious! I was called into work at the laast minute, and as this doesn’t have a huge cook time I was able to get home after 3, quickly put it together, and dinner ready to go with rice and brocolli by 6:30. Next time I will double the chicken though, everyone wanted more!

Amanda Duck

June 23, 2020

Very enjoyable and the chicken was cooked beautifully and nice and tender and i used the whole onion instead of half a onion and i doubled the sauce which i don’t think was need and i will cook it again

Margaret McCluskey

June 18, 2020

Made this today. Made it with extra sauce as we love sauce, I cut the chicken breast s into pieces a bit bigger than I normally would cut them and they were very tender and didnโ€™t dry out. It was Delicious and so easy to made. Was ready in 2 hours, we had it with pasta. Will definitely make it again.


June 8, 2020

So yummy! I also doubled the sauce (not soy) and added a splash of sesame oil and a squeeze of lemon to cut through the sweetness of honey and sugar. I also pan fried some firm tofu and added some capsicum in the last hour.


May 17, 2020

Made a couple of changes. Used 3 large (approx 500g) chicken thigh cutlets (bone in) . Doubled sauce ingredients except soy sauce and also added a tablespoon of cracked black pepper. Browned chicken as usual and cooked in my breville fast slow cooker. On pressue cook setting – medium preasure for 12 minutes. Chicken was perfect just had to reduce sauce a little.
Served with rice and brocolli.
Sooo delicious!

Sarah Troon

May 16, 2020

Made this the other night was so good . Everyone ate it.


May 13, 2020

YUM!! All 3 of my kids demolished this. Will definitely become a regular in this household.

Majella Murphy

April 12, 2020

so glad I made it very nice

Claire Bennett

April 7, 2020

I cooked this yesterday. I followed the recipe as posted and even Hubby who doesn’t like this type of dish cleared his plate. My eldest wanted more sauce but I thought there was plenty. This will be another one on the rotation list.


April 1, 2020

Made this last night and absolutely loved it. I doubled the sauce ingredients except the soy sauce and by mistake I used salt reduced soy sauce instead of light soy sauce, also used 2 onions. Mine had a much darker colour at the end but it was absolutely delicious. Thanks will definitely be on the rotation now.


February 11, 2020

I made this tonight
It was absolutely delicious
Hubby loved it and heโ€™s pretty fussy
Will definitely be making this again


January 27, 2020

Prawns go really well with this sauce as well if anybody is a after a great Good Friday meal without having fish


January 26, 2020

Delish and surprisingly not sweet at all!! I cooked 1kg chicken thrippled the sauce ingreds, left soy sauce at 1/4 cup as recommended by the reviews, it worked a treat!!


January 9, 2020

I made this last night and it went down well. My daughter who initially said โ€˜itโ€™s smells a bit weirdโ€™ went up for 3rds ha.
I used a kilo of chicken and I tripled the sauce recipe and still could have used more sauce (we are just a family that likes sauce ha). I added a little more soy sauce that 1/4 a cup as I tripled the sauce recipe but actually think I should have just used 1/4 cup. Still it was great and we would eat it again!


January 4, 2020

This is a good one. I used 1 medium sized breast that I diced. I didn’t have light soy sauce so I used regular soy but halved the amount, everything else was the amounts stated. It was ready in my 3.5L Russell Hobbs in about 3.5 hours. I served it on a bed of white rice and sprinkled sesame seeds on top. Really nice flavour and the amount I did was enough for two adults. Also great that all the sauce ingredients were staples in my cupboard or fridges. Tasty recipe.

Trish Kelly

November 4, 2019

This was a winner. I’m sure my sunbeam Sear and Slow Cooker is faulty, thigh fillets cooked to perfection in one hour on low.

I would stick to similar times as recipe, maybe 30mins less if you feel yours cooks fast ๐Ÿ™‚

Trish Kelly

November 4, 2019

I have the sunbeam Sear and Slow Cooker
Cooks beef cheeks in 4 hrs on low
My question is how long will i need to cook thigh fillets for,thanks in advance. Trish

If your is drying out it may be too hot so yep give low a go for your cooker ๐Ÿ™‚


August 6, 2019

Flavour was nice but found chicken a bit dry


August 6, 2019

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 doesnโ€™t dry out too much. Suggestions please

Natalie Burton

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

Priscilla Luttger

July 23, 2019

So quick and easy to make. Tastes delicious. I wish I’d made extra. Definitely on the cook again list!


July 23, 2019

Absolutely delicious. New fave!

Cindy Court

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

Petrina Pearce

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 wasnโ€™t any sauce & added a bit more. Only downfall it was a bit gluggy, not sure if thatโ€™s from the flour on the chicken?


July 18, 2019

So delish.
I make this probably once a month or 2.
Kids husband n i love i
Easy to make quick to cook.

Jo Lowery

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

Yep ๐Ÿ™‚


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

Anne Mcgowan

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.

lisa smith

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!

Lyn McNeill

June 17, 2019

Best chicken Iโ€™ve ever cooked ๐Ÿฅฐ


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, wasnโ€™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.

Minimally if anything .. perhaps another 20-30mins max. Just check to be sure chicken is cooked through ๐Ÿ™‚


June 15, 2019

If doubling do you need to cook it longer?


June 13, 2019

Iโ€™ll definitely be cooking this little winner again, hubby loved it!!!!๐Ÿ˜


June 13, 2019

Hubby loved this!!!! Will definitely be cooking this little winner up again. Thanks so much๐Ÿ˜


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! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†. 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.

Donna lucas

June 10, 2019

Absolute favourite in our house!! I literally have to quadruple the recipe as my family just want more and more (obviously donโ€™t quadruple the soy sauce though)
Iโ€™ve even got my friends onto this recipe, and they say itโ€™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 didnโ€™t have any light soy so I just used regular soy. It was delicious.

laura hall

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

Mary Sutherland

October 1, 2018

Made this chicken dish but it was toooooo sweet.

jody clancy

September 20, 2018

made this for dinner it was so good . only i used a little less soy and little more honey


September 20, 2018

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.

Tammy Noble

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.
Absolutely delish!
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

sarah vandenberg

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.

Tracey Davies

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

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

Rosanna Hetherington

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.

Daniela Nonkovic

April 12, 2018

Great recipe and one that Iโ€™ll definitely be making again!
Iโ€™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. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

Nancy Murphy

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!!!

Rita Price

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.

Carla Mullenberg

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.

Ammie Higgins

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….

Jeanette Baker

June 18, 2017

Couldn’t find light soy sauce in the shops ?? Where in Australia do you buy this please


June 12, 2017

Family favourite!

Nicola Carruther

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.

Trish vanderlaan

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!

Lee McCarthy

May 8, 2017

Delicious thank you. Whole family loved it.

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 recipesโ€‹ 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.

Jennifer Blair

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!

Pam Aitken

April 24, 2017

A very nice flavour will add to my favourites list.
So used to cooking more savoury flavours this was very nice.
Thank you.

Jodie Leemhuis

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 ๐Ÿ™‚


February 19, 2017


Kellie Wilkie

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.

Lisa Rudd

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.


January 18, 2017

made this tonight and it was lovely with chicken

Talia Pershouse

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

April Pasion

December 29, 2016

A family member has a health issue with soy sauce. Can you suggest an alternative for that ingredient? Thank you!

Linda Jarvie

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Dee Hargreaves

October 31, 2016

Made this for dinner tonight and it was a huge hit with my daughter. Definitely a keeper.

Michelle Roylance

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 …

Deb wessley

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 ??

Sharni Krygger

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.

Colleen Snibson

August 16, 2016

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 ๐Ÿ™‚



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!

Jess ellis

August 3, 2016

Love it. So easy. Even the little fussy ones enjoy it

Maria Ivory

August 3, 2016

How long would you cook 1 kg of chicken?

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


August 1, 2016

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?

emma vanderlijn

July 25, 2016

Family favorite

Bex Collins

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.

Jean Webb

July 8, 2016

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.

Kerry durnan

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?

Margaret Brims

November 16, 2015

This is the recipe that lead me here. So thank you, it’s a family favourite ๐Ÿ™‚

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