The day I found out I could make ‘sticky’ food in the slow cooker, just like I could the oven or frypan I knew I had to share the recipe with the masses. I LOVE this sticky honey chicken recipe, it takes me back to Chinese takeaway on a Friday night when I was a kid. We’d have an order of it with fried rice and would always go to bed feeling a little bloated in our bellies from all the oil in the chicken. Always totally worth it though.
Please do try this recipe. I’ve cooked it with tempeh in place of the chicken, pork and even cauliflower florets; they all work great.
Slow Cooker Sticky Honey Chicken Recipe
Put everything into the slow cooker and dinner is done. This is such an tasty, easy meal that you'll be eating sticky honey chicken A LOT.
- Chicken breast chopped in to 3cm pieces: 600g
- Cornflour: 3 tablespoons
- Onion, finely chopped: 1
- Capsicum, finely chopped: 1
- Garlic cloves: 4
- Ginger, finely chopped: 3cm piece
- For the sauce:
- Tamari or soy sauce: 1/4 cup
- Raw honey: 3 tablespoons
- To serve:
- 3 tbsp sesame seeds
- 150g sugar snap peas
Step 1: In a bowl toss the chopped chicken with the cornflour and a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper. Then in a hot pan, brown the onions, capsicums, garlic and ginger in a generous pour of oil or butter.
Step 2: Once the onions are brown, remove them from the pan and add the chicken in. You want to just sear the chicken.
Step 3: Now add in the sauce ingredients and then the chicken and onion mixture too. Stir well to ensure the sauce is all over the chicken and pop the lid on to cook.
Step 5: You may want to stir the chicken a few times during cooking, to ensure it doesn't burn on the bottom of the slow cooker. Then when done add in the sesame seeds and sugar snap peas and leave until warmed through. Give a toss and serve with rice you've packed with a little more veg too.
Stace's handy tip: Try different cooking times dependent on how busy you are:
Slow cooker, low: 3- 4 hours
Slow cooker, high: 1 1/2 - 2 hours
Pressure cooker: 13 mins
Images: Stacey Clare