These crockpot honey garlic chicken wings are seriously finger-lickin' good! These Asian-inspired chicken wings are smothered in honey, garlic, and soy sauce; think hibachi-style chicken wings made easily in your crockpot. Perfect for bringing to any party or gathering or making for dinner for an easy at-home meal that everyone will love!
You'll Love This Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Slow Cooker Version
Asian Inspired Flavors. Have you ever gone to get hibachi, and when they make your chicken, they drizzle honey, add fresh garlic and then add soy sauce, and you're left trying to lick your plate clean? Just me? It is just addicting, and everyone loves them!
Great for any occasion. I have made these wings for a work party, family gathering, and for my family so many times! Everyone always loves them, and I'm never left with any leftovers.
So Simple, So Delicious! Another reason to love this recipe is because it is so easy and simple! Many of the ingredients you may already have on hand, and you simply mix them together, add your wings, toss, and let them cook. So simple and so tasty!
Slow Cooker Chicken Wings Honey Garlic Ingredients
Here are the ingredients you will need to make these slow cooker honey garlic chicken wings:
- Chicken Wings: choose your favorite brand from your store or get from a local farmer! You can use the whole wing or use wing sections already separated.
- Honey: you can use local honey, store-bought, or use hot honey for a little extra heat if desired!
- Soy Sauce: substitute with tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) or coconut aminos for the same flavor profile.
- Sesame Oil: you can also use olive oil, walnut oil, or even avocado oil instead of sesame if you want to.
- Minced Garlic: mince fresh garlic cloves or use store-bought pre-minced garlic.
- Optional: red pepper flakes to add some spice.
For exact ingredient quantities, please see the recipe card below!
How To Make Slow Cooker Chicken Wings, Honey Garlic Recipe
Here's how to make this easy slow cooker honey garlic glazed chicken wings recipe:
- Set oven to broil and oven rack to 6 inches away from the top. Place wings on a baking sheet and broil on all sides until golden.
2. Coat the crockpot with nonstick spray. Place wings into the crockpot.
3. Add honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic. Stir to coat the chicken.
4. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
Hint: to be sure your chicken is cooked through, check the internal temperature of your chicken wings with a thermometer. It is safe to eat when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
How to Serve It
There are several ways you can serve your delicious crockpot honey garlic wings!
Serve as an appetizer on game day, or bring it to a party!
Drizzle with a little extra honey before serving.
Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onion.
Meal idea! There are so many possibilities to serve these wings as a meal. You could serve it with a side salad for a lighter meal or serve it with white rice, fried rice, and Asian-inspired vegetables.
Here are some suggestions for customizing your slow cooker honey garlic chicken wings:
- Omit any ingredients if desired.
- Use hot honey in place of plain honey to add a little extra heat!
- You could use maple syrup instead of honey. The flavor is slightly different, and honey is more traditional to Asian cuisine.
- Use bone-in chicken thighs in place of the chicken wings.
- Use boneless chicken bites---great for appetizer-style serving!
Slow Cooker Tips
Tip #1: Be sure to spray your crockpot with non-stick spray before adding ingredients. The honey has a lot of natural sugar, so it sticks easily to any surface. Alternatively, you could use a crockpot liner to save on cleanup afterward!
Tip #2: Broiling the chicken before slow cooking adds flavor and color; you can skip this step to cut on preparation.
Tip #3: Preheat your broiler before adding your chicken so you can get the great color, but not overcook the wings before slow cooking.
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Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or you can freeze for 4 months. When freezing, it is helpful to write the date on a piece of tape and put it on the container so you can track it easily.
I like to reheat my wings in the air fryer to add a little crisp to them. You can also reheat in the oven to help get the skin crispy again. When reheating, you just want to make sure that your chicken wings' internal temperature is still at 165 degrees so they are safe to eat.
There are so many options! These wings are served great alone as a snack or appetizer. Pair them with your favorite vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and pea pods. You can even pair them with some fresh corn on the cob and a baked potato in the summertime for an effortless meal!
Honey garlic cause is made of literally that! Honey, garlic, sesame oil, some add brown sugar, rice vinegar, and then you can add cornstarch to help the sauce become thick if desired. I like to keep it simple and easy by using honey, garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes for a little heat.
Celery is a great palate cleanser to munch on when eating salty or rich foods. Wings in sauce typically are salty and a little fatty, so they are rich. Celery is crunchy and full of water which helps keep the wings interesting to eat by surprising your palate in between bites.
Crock Pot Chicken Wings Honey Garlic Recipe
- 3 pounds chicken wings (chicken wing sections, halved into
- ¾ cup honey
- ⅛ cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- optional: red pepper flakes to add some spice
- Set oven to broil and oven rack to 6" away from the top. Place wings on a baking sheet and broil on all sides until golden and browning.
- Coat crock pot with nonstick spray. Place wings in the slow cooker pot.
- Add honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic. Stir to coat chicken.
- Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
- Don't miss all of our helpful hints, substitution ideas, cooking tips, and other delicious recipes that can be found in our post. Check it out!
- TIP: Broiling the chicken before slow cooking adds flavor and color, but if you are in a hurry you can skip it. Preheat the broiler before adding chicken so you can get color, but not overcook the wings.
- SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve as an appetizer or, serve over rice with a side of steamed vegetables for a delicious dinner.
- STORAGE: Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days or freeze for 4 months.
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