When I make this chicken thighs recipe during week, everyone scrapes their plates clean

January 31, 2024


There’s something magical about coming home after a long day to the inviting aroma of a home-cooked meal. When life gets busy, it can be challenging to find the time to prepare a wholesome dinner for your loved ones. That’s where the slow cooker comes to the rescue. With minimal preparation and the magic of slow cooking, you can create a flavorful, tender meal that’s ready to serve as soon as you walk through the door.
I remember one particular evening when I had a lot on my plate—figuratively speaking. Between work deadlines, errands, and family commitments, I was feeling stretched thin. However, I had also promised my family a homemade dinner, and I was determined to keep my word. That morning, I decided to try a slow cooker recipe that I’d been eyeing for a while—Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs and Potatoes. The result? A meal that tasted like I’d spent hours in the kitchen, when in reality, I’d only spent a few minutes prepping the ingredients. The succulent chicken, infused with the sweetness of honey and the savory notes of garlic, was an instant hit with my family. And the tender, melt-in-your-mouth potatoes were the perfect complement. It’s moments like these that remind me why it’s worth taking the time to make a home-cooked meal, even when life gets hectic.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs and Potatoes Recipe

8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
1 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes, halved
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup chicken broth
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, chicken broth, and minced garlic.
3. Place the halved baby red potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker.
4. Arrange the seasoned chicken thighs on top of the potatoes in the slow cooker.
5. Pour the honey garlic sauce mixture over the chicken thighs and potatoes, ensuring they are evenly coated.
6. Cover the slow cooker with the lid and set it to cook on low heat for 6-7 hours or on high heat for 3-4 hours. The chicken should be fully cooked and tender, and the potatoes should be easily pierced with a fork.
7. In the last 30 minutes of cooking, mix together the cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl to create a slurry. Stir the cornstarch slurry into the slow cooker to thicken the sauce.
8. Continue cooking for the remaining 30 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken.
9. Once the cooking time is complete, carefully remove the chicken thighs and potatoes from the slow cooker and transfer them to a serving platter.

10. Spoon the thickened honey garlic sauce over the chicken and potatoes.
11. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve immediately.

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