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Slow-Cooker Honey Almond Chicken

Slow-Cooker Honey Almond Chicken

When I'm busy and know I might not be able to cook dinner, I break out my slow cooker and let it do all the work. Unfortunately, slow-cooker meals can be a bit on the boring side. This slightly sweet recipe with an Asian flair is so flavorful and easy that everyone in my family asks for seconds. It tastes like take-out with all of the flavor but it's all homemade and much healthier than ordering in!

by Meredith Steele

What you'll need

  • 4 chicken breasts cut into large pieces
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup snow peas
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Cooked brown or white rice for serving


serves 4 to 6

How to make it

  1. Place chicken breasts and 1/4 cup almonds in a slow cooker.
  2. In a bowl, whisk to combine soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and oil. Pour over chicken and stir. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or 8 hours on low. Fifteen minutes before finished, remove the chicken to a plate. Whisk cornstarch into the remaining cooking liquid in the slow cooker. Return the chicken along with snow peas to the slow cooker and finish cooking for 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Serve over rice and garnish with almonds.