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Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

How to cook chicken thighs in the slow cooker. These crock pot chicken thighs are tender, juicy, and oh so delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: American, Main, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asian chicken, chicken thigh recipe, chicken thighs, crock pot chicken thighs, slow cooker chicken thighs
Servings: 4
Author: Rachael


  • 8 chicken thighs with bones and skin
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 yellow onion small
  • ½ cup soy sauce low sodium
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp cornstarch


  • Lay chicken thighs into the bottom of a 4-6 quart slow cooker.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add onion to the pot
  • Whisk soy sauce, BBQ sauce, brown sugar, honey, garlic, basil, oregano, ginger, and cornstarch together in a bowl; pour over the chicken.
  • Cook on High for 2.5 hours or Low for 6 hours.
  • Preheat broiler to high.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and place on a baking tray, skin side up, and broil for 3-4 minutes to crisp skin up.
  • Serve with sauce from slow cooker, over rice