To be clear, I am not a food blogger and this isn’t turning into a food blog! But you can’t fit me in a box! Feeding my kiddos is just part of this wild and wonderful homeschool life. So if you’re looking for healthy slow cooker recipes anyone can make, you’re in the right place!
If you are a busy mom, the easiest way to make sure your family is eating a healthy meal is to use a slow-cooker recipe (or your instant pot if you’re more advanced than me!). Listen, I ordered an instant pot many years ago when they came out, read the instruction manual, and sent that puppy right back. It seemed like way too much work. Should I try it again?Jump to Recipe
Honestly, I also don’t like to have too many gadgets in the kitchen. We move so much so have had a variety of size kitchens (including extremely tiny) and a cluttered counter drives me nuts. I think I’ll stick with what I’ve got for now. That was a bit of a rabbit hole tangent!
Without further adieu, let me give you the recipe! I refuse to make you scroll through all my gibbering to get the recipe. I’ll gibber after!
Healthy Honey Sesame Slow Cooker CHicken Thighs Recipe
I have one child who struggles with healthy eating, and especially with getting enough protein, so I am always on the hunt for some healthy slow cooker meals. This is one of my favorite ways to feed her on those busy basketball nights!
Read on to get one of the best healthy slow cooker recipes!
Healthy Honey Sesame CHicken Thighs Slow Cooker RecipeCourse: MainDifficulty: Easy, Beginner
This quick and easy slow cooker chicken thighs recipe is one your whole family will love! Dump ingredients into slow cooker and be ready to eat in 3 hours!
Package of Chicken Thighs
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup tamari sauce (or soy)
2 TBSP tomato sauce (or spaghetti sauce)
2 TBSP olive oil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
Dash of pepper
- Put the chicken thighs on the bottom of your crock pot.
- Dump all the other ingredients into the crock pot.
- Set to high and cook approximately 3 hours.
- Depending on how large your package of chicken thighs is, you may be able to get away with 1/2 the amount of sauce and save that precious honey! I often only make about 1/2 the sauce for my family of 4!
Why I lOVE THIS RECIPE
The biggest draw to this recipe for me is that it is so quick and easy. It was not an exaggeration when I put that the prep time is 5 minutes! You can absolutely have this in the slow cooker and going in that little amount of time. It is not hard work!
I really do love to feed my children healthy as much as possible, and homemade as much as possible. However, someone has basketball every night of the week so I don’t often have hours to spend preparing meals. That is where these healthy crock pot recipes come in so handy!
Slow cooking this chicken makes it so tender, you don’t even need a knife to cook it! You can pull the tender chicken apart or cut it with your fork!
I am always on the lookout for delicious recipes that I can try and you never know when we might find some new favorites! This is an example of one of the healthy recipes I tried that actually worked out! Even my non-meat eater loves this. She asks for the saucy chicken!
How I serve This recipe
Because this is such a simple chicken recipe, there are so many different ways that you can serve it. We prefer ours served with rice. Now my girls LOVE white rice, but we know that brown rice is a healthier choice, remember! You could use a potato or sweet potatoes as your starchy side dish as well, or even a cauliflower rice.
We also like to have some roasted broccoli as our vegetable IF i have time to make that. On really busy nights there is also the option of a quick salad or just some raw veggies as well on the side.
Plate up your sides, serve the chicken and you’ve got a healthy dinner for your whole family! It is great on those cold winter days but just as delicious in the summer!
Shockingly enough, these chicken thighs even heat up well! I like to big batch cook these so I have some meal prep ready for the upcoming week. Lunch is a struggle for me to eat healthy ingredients, so having these already prepared to warm up helps me a lot.
To be honest, you could probably add 2 packages of chicken thighs and still only use the original recipe amounts for the sauce. I would say my packages usually have about 9 chicken thighs and I only need half the recipe of sauce. It would be easy to double this recipe to have more for later.