19 September 2012

Pin Busters! Garlic Honey Chicken


It's Pin Buster time! This pin is a recipe for garlic honey chicken from "1 Hour + 1 Mess = 5 Crock Pot Meals!" on the Saving You Dinero blog.


I was scared of all that ketchup, so I did a little fudging with the amounts of ketchup and soy sauce. To see the original recipe, just click on the link above the picture.

Garlic Honey Chicken
(4-5 servings)
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2/3 c.  soy sauce
  • 1/3 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. honey
Mix together garlic, soy sauce, ketchup, and honey.


Put a little in the bottom of the crock pot. Add chicken, then pour the rest of the sauce over the chicken. Cook 3-4 hours on high or 5-6 hours on low.


Serve over rice, or with whatever side dishes you prefer.


The verdict: Not horrible, but not really Pin-worthy.

Gus liked the chicken, but I felt the sauce was way too "strong". IMO, the taste of the sauce overpowered the chicken. I think the sauce either needs some water added to it or it needs to cook less time so the chicken doesn't absorb so much of it. To me, it wasn't "garlic honey" as much as it was "teriyaki".

When I read "garlic honey", I envisioned a sort of slightly sweet, brownish glaze that had a hint of garlic. By the time this sauce cooks down, it's a runny sauce that tastes like stir-fry. I like stir-fry, it's just that I wasn't expecting it - the name is misleading. It also tasted very salty to me - but that could be because I increased the amount of soy sauce in mine. I doubt that I'll make it again.