Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted:1 March 2018
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RECIPE OF THE WEEK
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN THIGHS
No mad at all how easy these are. Transfer chicken thighs to slow cooker. Whisk together soy sauce, ketchup, honey, garlic, ginger, Sriracha and lime juice.
SERVES : 4 | PREP TIME : 2.15 | PREP: 15MINUTES
- 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 6 bone-in or boneless chicken thighs
- kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 c. low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 c. ketchup
- 1/4 c. honey
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 oz. freshly chopped ginger
- 2 tbsp. sriracha
- Juice of 1 lime
- Cooked rice, for serving
- Freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish
Step 1 - In a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper and sear until golden, 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken thighs to slow cooker.
Step 2 - Whisk together soy sauce, ketchup, honey, garlic, ginger, Sriracha, and lime juice. Pour sauce over chicken and toss to combine.
Step 3 - Cover and cook until no longer pink, on low for 6 hours or high for 2 hours. Serve with rice and garnish with cilantro.
Full recipe from DELISH.COM
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