Easy Slow Cooker Recipe #1: Honey Chicken

1 Apr



1 package of BSCB (boneless skinless chicken breasts)

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 c soy sauce

1/2 c ketchup

1/2 c honey

pinch of basil

salt & pepper to taste

Cut chicken breasts in half, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place in bottom of crock pot. Mix garlic, soy sauce, ketchup, honey and basil in a bowl and stir. Add mixture to crock pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Remove chicken from crock pot and transfer to covered plate to keep warm. Let sauce stand to thicken. Serve with rice and broccoli.

My adaptations:

Chopping garlic? HA. I used the minced garlic that comes in a jar (1/2 tsp = 1 clove). I also subbed chicken strip-tendery looking things for whole breasts cut in half, because I’m lazy that’s what I happened to have on hand. I also cooked the chicken from frozen, and added just a touch more time. I used lower sodium soy sauce and ix-nayed the salt altogether.  I didn’t let it stand or remove the chicken or any of that nonsense and as far as I could tell, it didn’t make a difference.

Level of Ease:


Level of Tastiness:


(Explanation of scoring)


I picked this as my first recipe because I had just enough honey to make it, and I didn’t want anybody (probably me) to accidentally use it in their tea first. I used the smaller, vertical cooker for this recipe, for no reason other than I hadn’t taken the new one out of the box yet. It smelled delicious putting it together, and putting in the chicken frozen made it especially easy. I can’t give it a one for ease though, due to the necessity of using (and washing) measuring cups. But when we ate it (served over brown rice) it was just OK. But due to its ease and the fact that we usually have all those ingredients on hand, I will likely make it again. I might try knocking the soy sauce back a notch.


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