Put chicken in a slow cooker, but what goes on top turns it into an irresistible family meal

  


8 whole chicken thighs (skin-on, bone-in for maximum flavor)

1 lb baby red potatoes, for that hearty touch

1 16 oz bag of baby carrots, for a hint of sweetness

1 pound of green beans, cleaned and trimmed, for a crisp finish

1/2 cup honey, for a natural sweetness

1/2 cup soy sauce, for depth and umami

1 tablespoon lemon juice, for a bright acidity

4 cloves garlic, minced, for that essential punch

1 teaspoon dried basil, for herbal notes

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, for warmth

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, for a gentle kick

1/2 teaspoon pepper, for seasoning

Directions:


Start by whisking together the honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, minced garlic, and the spices in a bowl to create your flavor-packed sauce.

In a 6-quart slow cooker, arrange 4 chicken thighs at the bottom and drizzle half of the sauce over them.

Layer in the baby red potatoes and baby carrots next, then place the remaining chicken thighs on top. Pour the rest of the sauce over everything, ensuring each piece is well-coated.

Cover and set your slow cooker to low for 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours, depending on your schedule.

Around 30 minutes before the cooking time is up, add the green beans to the pot, letting them cook until they're perfectly tender yet still crisp.

To serve, plate up the chicken and vegetables, making sure to spoon some of the delicious cooking juices over the top for that extra burst of flavor.

This slow cooker honey garlic chicken is not just a meal; it's a hassle-free ticket to a satisfying and hearty dinner that everyone will love. Whether you're hosting a gathering or simply enjoying a family dinner, this recipe promises a delightful experience with minimal effort.