If you're looking for a tender, juicy AND flavorful crockpot chicken and potatoes recipe...you'll LOVE this honey garlic version. It only takes 6 ingredients and all of 10 minutes to prep!
How do I know this is a yummy recipe? Well, I have a semi-confession to make. My husband isn't really picky BUT he doesn't care for a lot of crockpot chicken recipes. Sure he likes crockpot chicken and noodles, slow cooker chicken pot pie and things like that...
But the super easy, let-me-toss-this-in-the-pot type stuff...not so much. Again, he isn't picky. He just prefers beef. Pork is okay too. But when we're talking slow cooker recipes, sausage and beef are his favs.
If you're like him or have someone that is into mostly beef or sausage recipes...here are two previous SlowCookerKitchen posts you might want to check out...
So for this fella, that's been eating my cooking for 26+ years to say "This is really good!". And it to be crockpot chicken. We have a winner!
Plus...he wasn't the only one I fed that evening. We had a couple guests and they enjoyed it too. So here we go...
Ingredients for Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken and Potatoes
The ingredients are super easy. You'll need:
- Chicken broth or stock
- Soy Sauce
As with most of the recipes on this website, there are no hard and fast rules. Some of the recipes are tested and reconstructed 3 and 4 times before they are posted. Some aren't. Others are made strictly by a recipe I've written or been given...most aren't. This is one of the aren't's in the batch.
What do I mean by that? Don't be afraid to substitute some on this recipe. Here are a few examples of what I'm talking about.
I used baby Yukon and baby Red potatoes for this recipe. Was there any particular reason for that? Yes, there were two.
- We prefer Yukon potatoes in general
- I had these in the pantry
Any other reasons? Nope. Use what you have, find on sale or what the folks you are feeding will eat.
Wash and slice and toss in the buttered crockpot insert...
I used between 2 or 2 1/2 pounds of chicken thighs and legs. If I remember correct, the exact amount was like 2.32 pounds. I forgot to write it down honestly.
And the version I bought was "bone-in". If you don't want to eat dark meat OR you find an epic chicken sale...go with that. Fit your household likes and your budget at the same time.
IF you decide to go with white meat OR boneless you might need to decrease the cook time a bit. Chicken in the crockpot is awesomely easy but boneless, skinless tends to dry out much faster than bone-in and "skin on".
Lay the chicken in a single layer over the potato slices...
Any larger sized slow cooker will work for this recipe. BUT if you're a fan of either cooking on high for faster crockpot results OR you like crockpot casseroles then this Crock-Pot Casserole is something you might want!
There is more surface area in these, as they are shorter and wider. That seems to make casseroles cook more evenly and high cook faster.
I bought one last year and started experimenting with it. I didn't feel comfortable promoting it or telling you guys about it until I had honestly. But it works well. I've found I'm happy with it. So I thought I'd share.
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I used cloves. I try my best not to purchase the already processed stuff. Mostly because we prefer the flavor of the whole cloves. But I HATE peeling it. So I generally don't. I try to find it pre-peeled in bags. Some foodies find that sacrilege and think I'm terrible. I don't care. If I can't grow it myself, it's decently healthy and doesn't cost a fortune...I'm probably there. The pre-peeled garlic is a great time-saver.
Peel, score and toss in the garlic cloves around the chicken...
Sauce for Honey Garlic Chicken & Potatoes
Pour the chicken broth over the top, then drizzle the soy sauce and honey...
Broth or Stock
Since this is a chicken dish, I'd say you should probably use chicken something. Chicken broth or stock either one will work. You can also make your own bone broth. This recipe is for beef bone broth but chicken works the same exact way...
I used the low sodium version. Do I always? Nope. Do I prefer it? Yes. Am I going to tell you to use only low-sodium? Nope. Both versions work.
A decent way to think about it is if use regular soy sauce, you might want to use low-sodium broth. If you've got health reasons for low-sodium then you should probably go with both being the lower versions...
There are other add-ins that work here too. All of them will yield a different taste. If I've tested them, that's noted. If I haven't, it's been suggested by a reader, family member or someone I feed regularly:
- Lousiana Hot Sauce. Believe it or not, it works. It's good. I didn't make it. I just tasted it. And it IS on the list of stuff to make when I get to it.
- Worcestershire Sauce. This one works great. Lea & Perrins is our fav so far of those I've cooked with.
- Teriyaki Sauce. This one was suggested. I haven't tried or tasted it yet...I am guessing it will work great combined with honey and garlic.
- Crushed Pineapple. Not tested, suggested by a reader. She says it works great. I'm guessing pineapple juice would work too. It does on our crockpot spiral ham recipe.
The honey pictured is raw and unfiltered. There are a lot of known benefits to eating local, raw honey. A big one is it helps with allergies. Which I have in abundance. Any help I can get without meds, I'm there.
This is the type of honey I have on hand in our house. And we also prefer the taste. FYI...raw honey tends to have a stronger flavor so if you use it, you might not need as much.
Printable Recipe for Crockpot Chicken and Potatoes
Honey Garlic Crockpot Chicken and Potatoes
- 2 to 2 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs and legs or whichever you want, dark meat seems to work better for this recipe
- 2 ish pounds potatoes, washed and sliced thin (I used Yukon and red potatoes, you can use whatever kind you like best...including sweet potatoes. All of them work well for this recipe)
- 20 to 25 garlic cloves peeled and scored (if you aren't an epic garlic fan, use fewer cloves)
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup soy sauce I used low sodium
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup honey I used raw and it's sweeter than a lot of them I've used, so I used 1/4 cup
- Butter, oil or spray the crockpot insert.
- Wash and slice the potatoes and toss in the slow cooker insert.
- Lay the chicken on top in a single layer.
- Peel and score the garlic cloves or slice or dice them if you prefer, toss in around the chicken.
- Pour the chicken broth over the top then drizzle with the soy sauce and honey.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Pinerest Friendly Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken & Potatoes
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