An everyday favorite, this slow cooker honey mustard chicken recipe is as easy as 1-2-3. With just a few ingredients, you’ll have dinner ready that’s all made for you in a slow cooker or crock pot.

Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe in Crock Pot in bowl

Easy Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken

This recipe for honey mustard chicken has a great combination of sweet, savory and tangy flavors, all cooked wonderfully slow until the chicken is tender and fall-apart delicious. The addition of soy sauce adds a wonderful touch of savory umami flavor that balances well with honey, mustard and vinegar. Choose either boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs and you can use bone-in for more flavor. We love chicken thighs! 🙂 And you can serve this delicious slow cooker chicken recipe with your favorite rice, pasta or even in a sandwich. It’s delicious!

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How to Make Honey Mustard Chicken in Slow Cooker

This honey mustard chicken recipe is so moist and tender. You can keep it whole and cut the chicken in chunks and serve it with rice or pasta. Or you can shred it with two forks and make a “pulled chicken” for sandwiches, sliders, tacos or quesadillas. The possibilities for this honey mustard chicken is endless!

Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe

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  • 2 to 2.5 pounds (910g-1140g) boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) honey
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) soy sauce (or Tamari for gluten free)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) malt vinegar (or distilled vinegar for gluten free)
  • 4 garlic cloves , mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper , or to taste

To thicken the sauce (optional)

  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) water


  • In a 4 quart slow cooker, combine honey, soy sauce, mustard, malt vinegar, garlic and black pepper. Stir to combine all ingredients together well.
    Add the chicken and press chicken down to cover it in as much sauce as possible.
  • Cook the chicken 4-5 hours on High or 6 hours on Low until the chicken is moist and tender.
    Stir the chicken about 2 times, if possible, during the cooking and push the chicken down so it's immersed in the sauce.
  • Optional: to thicken the sauce (do this about 1 hour before chicken is finished cooking). Make the corn starch slurry: mix cornstarch and cold water in small bowl. Stir the mixture so that all the cornstarch is completely dissolved, leaving no lumps.
    Quickly stir in the cornstarch slurry into the crock pot teriyaki mixture and combine well so that the cornstarch doesn't thicken and become lumpy. Finish cooking for the final hour.
  • Serve the hot and delicious chicken over rice, pasta or in a sandwich!


Nutrition Information

Calories: 284kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 97mg, Sodium: 835mg, Potassium: 609mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 45IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg

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Our Favorite Cookers & Goodies for Entertaining:

Whether you prefer a slow cooker, pressure cooker, or a multi-cooker, these kitchen counter appliances help make dinner a little easier for the busy household, plus with an added bonus of some of our favorite finds for entertaining:

The Crockpot 6qt. Slow Cooker – The original slow cooker. On this on the lid locks down which is great for transporting to potlucks and such. Simple, inexpensive and reliable.
Instant Pot Multi-use Pressure Cooker – It has cult-like following for a reason. It’s a pressure cooker and so much more. Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, & Yogurt Maker. It’s awesome! If  you want a pressure cooker that has a few more bells and whistles (like hands free steam release), this Breville Pressure Cooker is also great.
Cuisinart Multi-Cooker – If pressure cooking is a not your thing but want a bit more than just a slow cooker, this multi-cooker is perfect for you. It can Sauté, Steam, and Slow Cook. Perfect to create those one pot meals.

This recipe was originally published in 2016 and re-published in 2020 with an updated video!