Honey Soy Chicken

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Indulge in the sweet and savory flavors of Honey Soy Chicken, a delicious and easy-to-make dish that’s perfect for a cozy family dinner or a weekend meal. With the perfect balance of honey, soy sauce, and aromatic spices, this dish is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table.

Why Make This Recipe

If you’re looking for a simple yet flavorful dish that requires minimal effort, this Honey Soy Chicken recipe is just what you need. The combination of honey and soy sauce creates a sticky, caramelized glaze that coats the tender chicken drumsticks, making it a crowd-pleaser for both kids and adults.

How to Make Honey Soy Chicken


  • 1 1/2 kg chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp water


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, and minced ginger.
  2. Place the chicken drumsticks in a slow cooker, then pour the honey soy sauce mixture over the top.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours, or on high heat for 3-4 hours, until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water. Add the mixture to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  5. Cover the slow cooker again and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Drizzle the sesame oil over the top of the chicken just before serving. Enjoy!

How to Serve Honey Soy Chicken

Serve the Honey Soy Chicken hot over a bed of steamed rice or with a side of roasted vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal. Garnish with sliced green onions or sesame seeds for an extra touch of flavor and color.

How to Store Honey Soy Chicken

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through.

Tips to Make Honey Soy Chicken

  • For extra flavor, marinate the chicken drumsticks in the honey soy sauce mixture for a few hours before cooking.
  • If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can also make this dish in the oven. Simply bake the chicken in a covered dish at 350°F (180°C) for 45-60 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Adjust the sweetness of the dish by adding more or less honey, according to your preference.


For a spicy kick, add a teaspoon of chili flakes or a splash of sriracha to the honey soy sauce mixture. This will give your Honey Soy Chicken a deliciously spicy twist.


  1. Can I use boneless chicken for this recipe? Yes, you can substitute chicken thighs or chicken breasts for the drumsticks. Adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure the chicken is cooked through.
  2. Is it necessary to use a slow cooker for this recipe? While a slow cooker makes the cooking process easier, you can also prepare this dish on the stovetop or in the oven. Just be sure to simmer the chicken until it is tender and the sauce has thickened.
  3. Can I use low-sodium soy sauce for a healthier option? Absolutely! Feel free to use low-sodium soy sauce to reduce the overall sodium content of the dish without compromising on flavor.

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