Simple Honey Garlic Crockpot Chicken

Fall is coming. I’m sorry to bring that news to you, but it is. I’m trying to prepare myself for cooler days by experimenting with new crock-pot dishes. I made this one on a whim tonight and I am so glad I remembered to take a photograph before chowing down. Real life here in the Real Food House! The recipes I write up are usually something we had for dinner the night before. No fancy test kitchen, just feeding the family!

All you need is your trusty crock-pot, any amount of chicken in any form (bone in, out, breast, thigh etc) and 5 simple ingredients you probably have in your pantry. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t measure when I cook, which probably doesn’t make me a very good food blogger. I will approximate to the best of my ability!

Chicken (I used 3lbs of boneless skinless breasts)
1/2 cup ketchup (I use whatever organic brand is on sale, organic ketchup is super yummy!)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup honey (save the bees! Use local honey!)
1 teaspoon dried basil
minced garlic (however much you like!)

I decided I was making this around noon today so it cooked on low for about 6 hours and was perfectly done. If you are setting this early in the morning bone-in chicken will probably stay moist longer.

If you like a thicker consistency, make a simple cornstarch slurry (2 tsp cornstarch mixed in a small amount of cold water) and stir in during the last 20 minutes or so of cooking.

Serve over rice! We also made a quick green bean side dish of home canned green beans drained and sauteed with garlic, onion and toasted sesame oil.