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honey Barbecue chicken thighs

Honey Barbecue Glazed Chicken

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 Hours 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Juicy chicken thighs in a honey barbecue marinade, slow cooked in crockpot to perfection.  Brush thighs with additional honey barbecue sauce and set the glaze under the broiler!  Easy Recipe and kid approved!


Units Scale
  • 3/4 cup Barbecue Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Honey
  • 3/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 3 lbs. Thawed Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs


  1. Whisk together the barbecue sauce, honey and soy sauce.  Reserve a 1/2 cup of sauce.  
  2. Place the chicken thighs in the slow cooker.  
  3. Pour the sauce, except for the reserved 1/2 cup, over the chicken thighs.
  4. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  5. After 5 hours, turn the oven broiler on high.  
  6. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  7. Place a wire cooling rack on top of the foil.
  8. Using tongs remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place the pieces on the wire rack.
  9. Discard liquid from the slow cooker.
  10. Brush the reserved honey barbecue sauce over the chicken thighs.  
  11. Place the pan in the center of the oven, under the broiler, for about 1 minute.  This will set the glaze on the chicken.
  12. Remove from the oven and serve.


  • If you want to use frozen chicken thighs, then you will need to cook them on low for 8 hours.
  • For chicken wings cook on low for 3-4 hours.

Keywords: Honey Barbecue chicken, honey barbecue wings, honey barbecue marinade, honey barbecue sauce