Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies

I am now the owner of a slow cooker! I’m really excited to try out all of the delicious and easy slow cooker recipes everyone raves about. To start with, I found this chicken recipe from Damn Delicious that has lots of tasty ingredients and is somewhat healthy, too. I was nervous since I had never used a slow cooker before but it turned out great!

My fiance accidentally bought chicken drumsticks instead of thighs (like the recipe says), but it still turned out well. I decided to cook on low for 7-8 hours but there is a faster option, too. I think the broiling step adds a nice touch at the end, too.

I’ve posted the recipe below for convenience.

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 lb baby red potatoes, halved
  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 16 oz baby carrots
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, ketchup, garlic, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes and black pepper.
  2. Put the chicken thighs, potatoes, carrots and soy sauce mixture into your slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or on high heat for 3-4 hours.
  4. Baste once every hour.
  5. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the green beans.
  6. Preheat oven to broil. Put chicken legs onto a baking sheet (skin side up) and broil until crisp, about 3-4 minutes.
  7. Serve chicken and vegetables with parsley on top.
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