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chicken cooked in a crockpot with honey-chipotle sauce

Slow Cooker Honey-Chipotle Chicken

Crockpot Honey-Chipotle Chicken is so easy to make with less than 10 minutes of prep time and simple pantry ingredients. Moist and tender with sweet and spicy flavors, it's amazing over steamed rice or mashed potatoes
Course Main Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword honey-chipotle chicken, slow cooker chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 694kcal
Author lalaine


  • 2 pounds (4 to 6 pieces) chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons sauce from the can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


  • Trim chicken of excess fat. Rinse and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a wide, thick-bottomed pan over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add chicken and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until nicely seared.
  • In a small bowl, combine honey, ketchup, adobo sauce, and vinegar. Stir well until well blended and pour into a 6.5 qt slow cooker.
  • Arrange browned chicken over the sauce in a single layer skin side up.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours until chicken is cooked.
  • Gently toss to coat chicken with sauce. Serve hot.


Calories: 694kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 699mg | Potassium: 610mg | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2.1mg