How to make honey garlic rosemary chicken in a slow cooker

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Some recipes have a habit of feeling like home, even when they are just newcomers to the family dinner table. Such deliciously simple and humble dishes have the power to create an air of love, comfort, and conviviality with every bite; and this stunningly easy recipe for honey garlic rosemary chicken is no exception. Here, tender boneless chicken thighs are cooked down in a sumptuous marinade of honey, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar, all seamlessly brought together with sweet shallots, fresh rosemary, and punchy garlic.
The aromas that arise as this amazing meal cooks away are a difficult temptation to resist, although we can assure you, resisting this urge is about as much effort as you will need to produce this simple slow cooker feast. With only 15 minutes of prep time needed for this idyllic family meal, this is the perfect recipe to keep up your sleeve for when you're looking for a quick, wholesome dinner to best complement a busy work schedule. We love this dish served with a side of creamy mashed potatoes or a simple green salad.
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Honey Garlic Rosemary Chicken
3-4
15 minutes
8 hours
8 hours + 15 minutes
2lb (900g) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
5 sprigs fresh rosemary
8 shallots, peeled and cut into halves
3 cloves garlic, crushed and finely chopped
1/3 cup (113ml) soy sauce
1/3 cup (113ml) honey
1/3 cup (113ml) balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
Place the boneless, skinless chicken thighs into the bottom of a greased slow cooker and place the shallot halves around them.
Pour over the soy sauce, honey, and balsamic vinegar before stirring in the garlic, white pepper, chili flakes, and dried thyme. Spread the sprigs of fresh rosemary over the top of the chicken and cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
If you are home during the cooking time, every few hours or so, check in to spoon the cooking juices over the top of the chicken, although this isn't necessary.
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Pro tip: For those who love a lightly browned chicken thigh, once the chicken is cooked, try removing it from the slow cooker, adding a sprinkling of salt, and placing it under the broiler for 5 minutes. This will help to create a brilliantly crispy exterior.
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The sweet chili, hoisin, ginger and rice wine are so beautifully aromatic, and the way that these wonderful flavors permeate the chicken while retaining it's tenderness is something pretty special.
February 22   ·  
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Sweet red bell peppers boost the fiber to make this more filling. And making the sauce is as simple as combining everything in a bowl and then adding it all to the slow cooker.
February 21   ·  
Let the slow cooker do all the work!
February 20   ·  
 
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