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Slow Cooker Asian Garlic Chicken and Veggies

Slow cooker Asian Garlic Chicken & VeggiesSummer cooking gets me down for all sorts of reasons.

  1. It is too nice outside to stay inside and cook.
  2. Cooking makes things hot(ter).
  3. Cooking.

And thus I am always on the lookout for dinners that are quick, healthy, and tasty, without burning up the house.

Today I found a simple dish that uses my favorite appliance, the slow cooker. I modified it just a bit to suit our needs and threw it in the crockpot in just a few minutes.

Using baby carrots and the really teeny baby potatoes (I used golden potatoes today) makes the recipe even easier, since there’s no peeling or cutting or prep.

The original recipe called for skinned chicken thighs, but I don’t like my food swimming in all that extra fat, so I pulled it off. After I removed the skin, I put it in a microwavable bowl and quickly cooked it up for our pets. They love it!

This meal also makes a tasty cold lunch the next day. Just add some fresh fruit and you’re set. Monica is in rehearsal for about six hours per day for Wizard of Oz at Sundance, so tonight I packed up her Asian Garlic Chicken in our Easy Lunchboxes and sent her off. No starving allowed!

Summer yum! 

Slow Cooker Asian Garlic Chicken and Veggies


  • 10 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • 1 lb tiny baby potatoes
  • 1 lb green beans, snapped
  • 1/2 C soy sauce
  • 1/2 C honey
  • 1/4 C ketchup
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • 2 T hopped fresh oregano
  • 2 T chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 t ground pepper


  1. Remove skin from chicken thighs.
  2. Layer chicken, carrots, potatoes, and beans in slow cooker.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over chicken and veggies.
  4. Cover and cook over low heat for 7–8 hours, basting every hour.


Modified from Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies at DamnDelicious.net.


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  • Chanjo July 16, 2015, 9:42 am

    I appreciate simple. I’m not a chef either!

  • Oregonian July 22, 2015, 4:03 pm

    made this last night. super tasty.

  • Pamela July 22, 2015, 5:22 pm

    I love simple, yummy looking crock pot recipes. Our son is allergic to everything, so I wonder if there is a substitute for soy sauce (though that totally might defeat the “asian” title of this recipe – har har). I’ll have to try this one day & play around! Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  • Heidi July 23, 2015, 8:09 am

    I’m always looking for easy gluten free recipes, and this one fits perfectly! Thanks for the yummy-looking recipe. Pinned.
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  • Katie July 30, 2015, 1:35 pm

    I read your Easy Lunchboxes review and followed the Amazon link. Looks like they have 12 colors now!

  • Alison Moore Smith July 30, 2015, 1:50 pm

    Yes, they’ve added lots of colors, Katie. The proprietor, Kelly Lester, started out as a client of mine (I worked on her websites) and over the years we’ve become friends. She is a lovely, talented, brilliant woman. Someday I may be lucky enough to meet her in person! 🙂
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