I really couldn’t think of a name for this thing. I make this recipe a lot…but in the oven. Lately, I just haven’t had time. So I thought, what if I threw it all in a crock pot til I got home from work? Hm…I was worried, frankly. But it turned out so amazing that the kids declared it ‘THE BEST CHICKEN EVER.’ What. That in itself was totally worth it. Guess I won’t be going back to oven cooking.

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

Well, there aren’t really any steps to this. In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, water, honey, mirin and pepper. *When I make this in the oven I DON’T use the water, but here in the crock pot I figured it needed a little more liquid.

Nothing like raw chicken staring at you. Ew.

Put the chicken in the crock pot, pour the sauce on top, turn it on low. I am not a fan of the ‘high’ setting, things don’t always come out the same – but it’s all up to the amount of time you have. If you only have a few hours, you can also put it on high for 4 hours instead.

At the end of the eight hours, you should have a nice, juicy, amazingly good piece of chicken. Hopefully the kids will agree.