This slow cooker chicken thighs recipe cooks all day while you do your own thing. Do whatever you want and come home to this delicious slower family dinner.
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
We put this latest crockpot chicken recipe together at our little weekend oasis located on a small lake in the middle of Nowhere, Wisconsin. It’s a tranquil place to get off the grid, hit the nearby farmer’s market, and make a lot of family recipes.
Some of our favorite recipes are made at our lake cottage and often with the kids helping out. We’ve made such great recipes as our Sweet and Savory Grilled Eggplant, our Cottage Cake, our Crustless Vegetable Quiche, and many, many more.
Our latest crockpot recipe of slow cooker chicken thighs uses just a few ordinary ingredients that you probably already have on hand. This family dinner costs less than a couple of dollars per serving and uses nothing more than a slow cooker.
In town or in the country, this wonderful slow cooker chicken recipe is perfect for wherever this may find you.
How To Make this Easy Family Dinner
Start by placing the chicken quarters in a single layer, in your slow cooker.
Although you can use chicken breast, dark meat will add more flavor.
There isn’t a lot of liquid in this slow cooker recipe and so leaving the skin on helps prevent it from drying out.
Importantly, only a very small amount of ingredients is needed for this crockpot meal.
Water is cooked out during the process, so cutting back on the quantity of barbecue sauce and honey will help reduce the amount of liquid in the slow cooker when the chicken is finished cooking.
One of the things that makes crockpot meals so great is their convenience.
After you put all the ingredients in your slow cooker, you can just set it to low and come home to an incredible meal of crockpot honey garlic chicken.
Once the chicken is finished cooking, you’re going to place it on a baking sheet and brown it under your oven broiler for just a couple of minutes.
Doing this will give it a nice caramelized finish and taste.
While the chicken is browning up a bit, you’re going to make good use of the leftover liquid in the crockpot.
How to Make Gravy
I grew up loving gravy, and that is one thing that hasn’t changed.
I will actively seek the chance to make gravy anytime when I’m in the kitchen.
If you’ve ever wondered how to make gravy, there are many methods.
With this slow cooker chicken recipe, we are going to keep it very short and very simple.
Turn the crockpot to a high setting which will help reduce the liquid.
Then, place a tablespoon or two of flour and put it in a small fine-mesh strainer.
Then, use your finger to tap-tap-tap a little flour into the liquid, a little at a time, while continuously stirring with a fork.
This will give you a nice gravy with no lumps!
FAQs for Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
How do you make crockpot chicken thighs as a make-ahead meal?
- If you want to assemble and freeze the ingredients for this slow cooker meal, simply put them in a freezer bag and be sure to freeze them flat which will allow for even defrosting.
- Allow them to thaw and defrost for 24 hours before cooking and just follow the recipe card below.
Can you make this slow cooker chicken thighs recipe using boneless chicken thighs?
- You can use this recipe to make either slow cooker chicken thighs recipe bone-in, or make it as a boneless chicken breasts crockpot recipe.
Can you use this recipe to make keto-friendly slow slow cooker chicken?
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This crock pot chicken recipe is part of Freaky Friday, a seasonal blog hop that we have been participating in for a couple of years now. Food bloggers are secretly assigned to another food site within the group, and our assignment is to recreate a recipe of our choosing, from their site.
More of Our Freaky Friday Blog Hop Recipes
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- Baked Pumpkin Donuts
- Black Bean and Roasted Corn Chowder
- Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread
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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs
- 4 Chicken leg quarters Bone-in, skin on.
- 2 tbsp Barbecue Sauce Spicey flavored.
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 5 cloves Garlic Minced
- 2 tbsp Ketchup
- 2 tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- Salt and Pepper To taste.
- Place chicken quarters, skin side up, in a single layer of your slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients, cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.