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Crock Pot Honey Shoyu Chicken

Crock pot recipes are always a lifesaver during the week. With work, school, after school activities, dinner is usually the last thing on anyone’s mind until it’s too late and the “I’m hungry” whine begins. That’s an all ages whine by the way, adults included.

This recipe is simple, uses pantry stable ingredients and is easily thrown together in the morning before the days activities. Come home to the overwhelmingly delicious aroma and you won’t have to do anything but plate it up.

Crock Pot Shoyu Chicken is an easy weeknight dinner that will satisfy even the most whiny of hungry folks.

Crock Pot Honey Shoyu Chicken

Crock Pot Honey Shoyu Chicken
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Crock Pot Honey Shoyu Chicken


1 whole chicken, cut up
1/2 cup soy sauce (shoyu)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup mirin (sweet cooking wine)
1/2 cup honey
freshly ground pepper


In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, water, mirin and honey.

Place the chicken in the crock pot and pour the soy sauce mixture on top. Season with freshly ground pepper.

Turn the crock pot on low and cook for 6-8 hours.

Serve hot with white rice.

12 Responses to “Crock Pot Honey Shoyu Chicken”

  1. camille says:

    okay, that picture of the “BEST CHICKEN EVER” alone.. is making me want to buy a crock pot. any recommendations?

  2. Jae says:

    i just bought my very first crock pot. ooh…i’m going to try this recipe! looks very delish!

  3. justJENN says:

    Camille, I just saw one on tv that has a latch so you can carry it and go places. Imagine the possibilities! For a car ride! Bowling! Long walks on the beach! Kidding, but the latch certainly seemed like a good idea.

  4. Dp says:

    Just took this out of the crockpot and it smells DELICIOUS. Thank you!

  5. [...] the chicken is in the reefer. I’m not sure what I might do with it just yet, thinking maybe this. I’m on kick with using the Crock Pot again. I like 1 dish meals sometimes. Less clean up is [...]

  6. dvl says:

    made this today with chicken thighs and used ponzu in lieu of mirin and the fam said it was epic nom nom nom! this is our new favorite chicken crock pot recipe.

    ps. see you in sd in a couple of weeks! ;)

  7. Arlene says:

    If I don’t want to drag out the crock pot, what temp and how long do you cook in oven???

  8. tammie says:

    i cooked this last night and it turned out so yummy and tender! i didn’t have time to let it cook for 8 hours, so i cooked it on high for 4 hours and it was still fall-off-the-bone tender. lots of flavor and best of all, SUPER easy to make!!

  9. Anna says:

    I feel so silly. I didn’t realize “Shoyu” was “Soy Sauce” and was thinking I’d have to go buy some exotic ingredient. Duh. Anyway, I am going to make this soon. My crockpot cooks a little fast I guess because my chicken, even on low, is always done in 5 or 6 hours. I may make this in the oven just to be safe.

  10. Tiombe25 says:

    Hi Jenn! LOVE YOUR BLOG!
    I plan to make this tonight.. or tomorrow. Is Kotteri mirin the same thing or should I look for regular mirin?? The bottle says “mirin style seasoning”.. I feel like this is not the right item HELP!

  11. justJENN says:

    It is not the same, it’s a bit thicker than actual mirin, but it will do if that’s all you have!

  12. Montanna says:

    Hi, I hope you do not mind but I pinned your recipe on pinterest under Hawiian. Its great my family loves it!!

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