Slow-Cooker Chicken Thighs

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 24, 2024

This recipe for Slow-Cooker Chicken Thighs is designed for the home cook who wants to enjoy a mouthwatering meal with minimal effort. Let your slow cooker do the work and savor the rich, deep flavors of this comforting dish.

Cooking Time

  • Low: 6-7 hours
  • High: 3-4 hours

Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 4-6 people.

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Directions

  1. Mix salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika in a small bowl. Rub this mixture evenly over the chicken thighs.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs and sear until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. Place the seared chicken thighs into the slow cooker.
  4. In the same skillet, add chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until onion is translucent and garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  5. Pour chicken broth into the skillet to deglaze, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. Stir in soy sauce, honey, and Dijon mustard. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken thighs in the slow cooker.
  7. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, until the chicken is tender and fully cooked.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

NutrientAmount
Calories350
Total Fat20g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol140mg
Sodium800mg
Total Carbs10g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars7g
Protein30g

Enjoy your delicious, tender chicken thighs with a side of your favorite vegetables or over a bed of fluffy rice. This recipe is perfect for a cozy night in or for impressing your dinner guests with minimal effort!