Slow Cooker

Peking Chicken

If you love Peking Duck, give Peking Chicken a try! It’s tender, flavorful and cooked to perfection in the slow cooker.

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I recently finished up a Craftsy course online, Slow-Cooker Savvy: Make Your Best Meals with Michele Scicolone. One of the recipes she featured piqued my interest and I wanted to try it out and see how our family would enjoy it. Peking Chicken was inspired by the classic Peking Duck recipe. I’ve never tried Peking Duck so I can’t compare, but if it’s anything like Peking Chicken, it’s pretty darn good!

Peking Chicken - If you love Peking Duck, give the chicken version a try! It's tender, flavorful and cooked to perfection in the slow cooker.

Peking Chicken

Michelle, the Craftsy instructor, recommended chicken thighs for this recipe since it would most closely resemble duck meat. I typically cook chicken breasts, my favourite cut, so it was a nice change to try something different. The chicken thighs were tender, flavourful and held up well to slow cooking. Sometimes chicken breasts fall apart in the slow cooker.

Peking Chicken - If you love Peking Duck, give the chicken version a try! It's tender, flavorful and cooked to perfection in the slow cooker.

I used a meat thermometer to make sure my chicken was cooked completely. I’m nervous about cooking meat sometimes so I wanted to be sure I wasn’t serving my family raw chicken. I was good to go with the amount of time suggested in the recipe!

Peking Chicken - If you love Peking Duck, give the chicken version a try! It's tender, flavorful and cooked to perfection in the slow cooker.

How to Make Peking Chicken

The first step is to spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray. Place the chicken thighs in the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper on both sides.

In a small bowl, stir together green onions, garlic, soy sauce, honey, ginger and sesame oil. Pour the sauce over the chicken thighs.

If you’ve tried Peking Duck before, make this recipe for Peking Chicken and let me know how it compares. I’d love to hear how it turned out for you.

Peking Chicken - If you love Peking Duck, give the chicken version a try! It's tender, flavorful and cooked to perfection in the slow cooker.

Peking Chicken

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 10 minutes
If you love Peking Duck, give the chicken version a try! It’s tender, flavorful and cooked to perfection in the slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 5 to 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cups soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken thighs inside and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together green onions, garlic, soy sauce, honey, ginger and sesame oil. Pour over top of the chicken thighs.
  3. Cook on low for 6 to 7 ours or until chicken is cooked completely.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1.5g Unsaturated Fat: 3.7g Cholesterol: 116.7mg Sodium: 400mg Carbohydrates: 11.6g Fiber: 0.3g Sugar: 9.7g Protein: 25.5g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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