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Recipe: Slow Cooked Honey & Soy Chicken

Serves 4 (with leftovers)


  • 1kg Free Range Chicken Thighs
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (diced)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (or for gluten free option, use same amount of Tamari)
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tbs water
  • 3 shallots
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds
  • Rice to serve


  • Preheat slow cooker on low
  • If applicable, remove skin and excess skin from chicken thighs
  • Finely dice onion and garlic
  • Whisk together honey, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and oil
  • Add onion and garlic to sauce ingredients and mix
  • Layer chicken pieces in the bottom of your slow cooker and pour marinade over the top, then cover with lid
  • Finely chop 3 shallots and toast sesame seeds in 180degree oven for 20 – 30 minutes (until golden)
  • After 6 hours, remove chicken pieces and set aside
  • Pour sauce from slow cooker in to small saucepan and bring to the boil
  • Mix cornflour with water and add to sauce
  • While sauce is boiling, shred the chicken pieces (optional)
  • Pour sauce over chicken and gently combine
  • Divide chicken in to bowls and top with shallots and sesame seeds
  • Serve with rice


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