Crockpot Lacquered Honey Ginger Chicken

Crockpot Lacquered Honey Ginger Chicken

Crockpot Lacquered Honey Ginger Chicken – My recipe for Lacquered Honey Ginger Chicken benefits from my slow cooker recipe research.  Searing the meaty bone-in chicken thighs produces a golden brown exterior.  Pay attention not to crowd the pan when browning the chicken as it will steam instead of sear.  The browned chicken is added to the slow cooker along with chopped red onion, garlic, fresh ginger root, and spicy red pepper flakes.  A sauce highlighted with honey, soy sauce, sesame oil and sweet and smoky hoisin sauce infuses the chicken while it cooks and turns it a beautiful and rich dark caramel color.  The fall off the bone meal is moist and tender and does not skimp on flavor.

The robust entrée is simple to make and packs complex flavors.  It pairs well with simple side dishes of basmati rice and snow peas that are sautéed until just tender crisp.  Round out the dinner with green tea ice cream and fortune cookies for dessert.

Crockpot Lacquered Honey Ginger Chicken

Crockpot Lacquered Honey Ginger Chicken

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 8 chicken thighs, bone-in and skinless, about 3 – 3 ½ pounds
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1-inch piece of ginger root, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons corn starch
  • Sesame seeds
  • Thinly sliced scallions
  • Hot cooked jasmine rice

Directions

  1. Heat a large sauté pan to medium high heat and drizzle with a couple teaspoons of olive oil.
  2. Add half of the chicken thighs making sure not to crowd the pan.
  3. Brown for 4 – 5 minutes and then flip over and brown for 3 – 4 more minutes.
  4. Remove from pan and place in the slow cooker.
  5. Repeat with the remaining chicken thighs and add them to the slow cooker after they have been browned.
  6. Add the onion, garlic, ginger root, and red pepper flakes on top of the chicken in the slow cooker.
  7. In a small bowl, combine the honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, ketchup, and hoisin sauce.
  8. Pour over chicken.
  9. Cover the slow cooker and set for 4 hours on LOW.
  10. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and place on a large plate.
  11. Cover with foil.
  12. In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with ¼ cup water.
  13. Stir into the sauce in the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  14. Pour the sauce over the chicken and sprinkle with the sesame seeds and scallions.
  15. Serve with hot rice.
  16. Enjoy!

Thanks so much to Amy Casey for the great video and the very tasty Crockpot Lacquered Honey Ginger Chicken recipe.

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