Slow Cooker Peking Chicken
adapted from Mostly Food and Crafts
- 4 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
- 3/4 cup sliced green onions
- 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 tbs. honey
- 1 tbs. grated ginger
- 1/4 tsp. sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- Juice of half a lime
Step 1: Add the green onions, garlic, soy sauce, honey, ginger, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and lime juice to a measuring cup. Whisk well to completely combine and set aside.
Step 2: Sear the chicken thighs on both sides in a non-stick pan sprayed with cooking spray until browned. Add the thighs to a slow cooker. Pour the reserved sauce over the top and cover. Cook on Low temperature for 3-4 hours, flipping the thighs over midway through the cooking time. This ensures they're evenly flavored in the cooking liquid.
Step 3: Cook your choice of starchy side: rice, noodles, or orzo pasta according to package directions. To serve, spoon some of your side dish in the bottom of a shallow bowl. Top with one chicken thigh, and spoon some of the flavorful sauce on top. Sprinkle with additional green onions if desired.
This dish is a real winner: simple to make and bursting with flavor! We loved this dish, because the chicken cooked up tender and juicy...and the sauce is so flavorful. It's a little sweet, a little tangy, and a little spicy. This is a meal I can see myself making very often -- especially on busy days. I hope you give it a try and love it as much as we did! I hope you'll check out all of the other great Secret Recipe Club dishes that are being shared today. You're sure to find something new to add to your upcoming menu plans.