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Easy Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Recipe

Updated on May 12, 2017

Easy to Make Chicken Thighs

The following recipe for Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs is easy and requires very little preparation. You will only need 5 ingredients to make this dish.

So many times I take something out for dinner with no idea how I'm going to prepare it. Today was one of those days. After looking to see what I had in my cupboards, I decided not heat up the kitchen and use my crock pot since it was such a hot and humid day.

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Everything tastes great that's cooked in a crock pot

I love my crock pot and use it all year round. There are so many different meals you can prepare from soups, stews, chili, roasts, chicken, meatballs, and even desserts.

Crock Pot or Slow Cooker

This crock pot is perfect for a large family, or if you're cooking for 8-9 people . It will easily hold a 7 pound roast. The touchscreen control panel makes it easy to set cooking times from 30 minutes up to 20 hours. There are low, high, and warm cook setting. The lid and crock are dishwasher safe.

Chicken Tip

Chicken breasts, chicken legs or chicken wings would work in this recipe if you find you're fresh out of thighs. You could also cut up a whole chicken.

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 3 hours 55 min
  • Ready in: 4 hours
  • Yields: 4-5 people


  • 8 or more chicken thighs
  • 2 onions
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup of Honey Garlic BBQ sauce
  • 1 green bell pepper (or color of your choice)


  1. 1. Gather all of your ingredients.
  2. 2. Remove the skin off of the chicken thighs. This was a personal preference, and you may leave it on.
  3. 3. Cut the onions into quarters and place them into the bottom of your crock-pot or slow cooker.
  4. 4. Place the chicken thighs on top of the onions.
  5. 5. Add the chicken broth to the crock pot and then pour the BBQ sauce on top of the thighs.
  6. 6. Cover and cook on high for 3 1/2 hours.
  7. 7. Cut the green pepper into large pieces and add them into the crock-pot.
  8. 8. Turn down the temperature control to low and continue cooking for 1 more hour.
  9. 9. Remove the chicken, onions and green peppers when you're ready to eat.
  10. 10. Serve with your favorite side dishes and Enjoy!

Chicken Lover?

4 stars from 2 ratings of Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Side Dishes

For dinner I served a veggie stir-fry, and a side salad with the chicken.

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Ingredients for Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Ingredients needed
Ingredients needed

Gather all of your ingredients together.

Prepare the Chicken

chicken thighs
chicken thighs

Remove the skin from the chicken thighs. I find that this is very easy to do by simply grabbing a large piece of the skin and pulling on it.

Prepare the Onions


Cut the onions into 1/4's

Adding the Ingredients

Add ingredients to the crock pot
Add ingredients to the crock pot

Put the onions into the pot, add the chicken on top of the onions. Add the chicken broth, and then cover the chicken with BBQ sauce. Cover and cook for 3 1/2 hours.

One Hour To Go

Add green peppers
Add green peppers

After 3 1/2 hours add the green peppers and continue to cook on the low setting for another hour.

Dinner is Ready - Let's Eat!

Chicken, stir fry, salad
Chicken, stir fry, salad

Honey Garlic Chicken with a veggie stir fry, and a side Caesar salad.

I always say that no one can have too many serving bowls.

How often do you use your crock pot or slow cooker?

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Guy E Wood: I saw your question and went hunting for the perfect crock pot for you. You can see it above. Have a great journey and wish I was coming along.

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      Guy E Wood 3 years ago from USA

      We love our crock pot and use it at least once a week. We've had the same crock pot for over 20 years now and she's been good to us, but it's almost time to invest in another. We're thinking about getting one with a lid that seals tightly or can be clamped shut because we'll be cooking on a boat starting in just a few months.

      Any recommendations?



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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Lynn Klobuchar: You do use your crock pot quite a bit! That's great.

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Every few days. These look great. I am always looking for new and savory chicken recipes.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Corrinna-Johnson: I hope you enjoy the recipe and thanks!

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      Corrinna Johnson 4 years ago from BC, Canada

      I use my crockpot 2 or 3 times a week! Your recipe looks yummy and I am going to have to try it!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @tonyleather: Seems like no matter what you cook in a crock pot it comes out tasting good :)

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      tonyleather 4 years ago

      At least once every week. I love the food produced this way!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @DebMartin: That's the great thing about crock pots, you don't have to worry about what time everyone get's there for dinner. Hope that you and your guests enjoy the recipe.

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      Not often enough but at least once a month. This recipe is just in the nick of time. I have guests coming for one night next weekend and I am a stopover on their way from Northern Ontario to Texas. They can't really give me an ETA but this will be ready no matter what time they arrive. Thanks!

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      Not often enough.

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      Judith Nazarewicz 4 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      Lovely recipe! I use my crock pot all the time! Thanks so much for sharing!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ChristyZ: Somehow that doesn't surprise me Chris :)

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      I only use my crock pot a few times a year. This recipe looks delicious, terrific photos. I always buy skinless chicken because I can't stand pulling it off myself. If I were a bit braver I could save a lot of money. :)