Honey Garlic Ginger Slow-Cooked Chicken Thighs
Over years of working with families, I have learnt that meal planning plays a key role in healthy eating. In addition, having some extra-easy meal ideas can often serve as motivation for families to try new meals and have some fun in the kitchen.
This slow cooker chicken thigh recipe is both a family favourite and a client favourite. It’s especially great on busy weeknights.
- 10–12 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- ½ cup vegetable or chicken broth, keep aside
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 3 tbsp. light soy or tamari (you can even use coconut aminos)
- 2 tbsp. avocado oil
- 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
- 4 tsp. dried ginger or fresh ginger
- 3 tsp. arrowroot powder, keep aside
- 2 tsp. dried garlic
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
Place all chicken thighs in the bottom of a slow cooker.
Mix vegetable oil, broth, tamari, honey, ginger, and garlic. Combine well and pour over chicken thighs.
Slow cook for 6 hours.
Once the chicken is done cooking, warm the vegetable or chicken broth and mix in arrowroot powder. Mix the powder in well and pour into slow cooker to thicken sauce.
Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of chicken thighs and serve with cooked rice or any vegetable of choice.
Angela Wallace, MSc, RD
A registered dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, personal trainer, and family-food expert who specializes in women and child nutrition and fitness, she loves helping families get healthy together.