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
About Alison Clinch
Alison Clinch has 20 years marketing experience gained in small and medium size business. She is especially passionate about supporting local communities, communications, and brand management. In her role with The Free Range Butcher Alison is responsible for the company’s branding, promotion, advertising and website. Her experience in the kitchen and passion for good food also brings refreshing new ideas for our recipe suggestions. Initially working alongside her husband Ben at the farmers markets, Alison is more ‘behind the scenes’ now, and keeping busy with two young apprentices’ / kids, Tom and Georgia.

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