Slow cooker chicken thighs garnished with sesame seeds and green onions.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

These slow cooker chicken thighs are coated in an easy honey garlic sauce, then cooked in a crock pot until tender. Serve your chicken thighs over steamed rice for a complete meal that the whole family will love!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot chicken thighs, slow cooker chicken thighs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 279kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds and chopped cilantro for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons green onions sliced

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a pan over high heat. Season the chicken thighs generously with salt and pepper on both sides. 
  • Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side until deep golden brown. 
  • Add the chicken to the slow cooker.
  • NOTE: you can skip the browning process if you prefer and simply season the thighs with salt and pepper then add them to the slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, ketchup, soy sauce, honey and sesame oil. Pour the sauce over the chicken thighs.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 hours or HIGH for 3 hours.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the slow cooker.
  • Cook for 1 more hour or until sauce has just thickened. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 708mg | Potassium: 518mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg