Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken

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A slow cooker offers an array of endless possibilities, and a slow cooker really has your back when it comes to preparing a juicy chicken to perfection. We adore this light and lean chicken dish here at SkinnyMs., appreciating its low-calorie yet protein-rich goodness. Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken combines simple ingredients: chicken, mustard, honey, and some fresh rosemary. Don’t worry if rosemary is nowhere to be found in your garden or pantry; the mustard and honey are enough to deliver full flavor. Honey is a healthy and natural way to sweeten food. Throw all the ingredients together in the slow cooker and let the slow cooker do its magic! It’s a very quick and simple recipe that you can always depend on. Everyone will love its lightly sweet and incredible flavor!

Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken

Light and lean, this tasty chicken is slow-cooked to perfection with minimal ingredients and prep time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Slow Cooker
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 223kcal


  • 4 chicken thighs optional breast filets
  • 4 rosemary sprigs fresh
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary fresh, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Place one rosemary sprig under each chicken in the slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, mix the honey, mustard, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary. Pour the mixture on the chicken, making sure that they are all coated.
  • Cover and set the slow cooker on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • It's fine to leave the skin on for added flavor while cooking, but for a healthier dish it's best to remove the skin before eating.


Serving: 1chicken thigh | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 525mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8

More Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes:

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Gravy

Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Chickpeas

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9 Comments on "Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken"

  1. Will K  December 20, 2016

    What are the little round bead-like things pictured in the sauce?

    • Kym Votruba  December 21, 2016

      We used whole-grain Dijon mustard. 🙂

  2. Anne  April 7, 2017

    If I sub chicken breasts on bone how long should I cook it? How long should I cook boneless breasts? Thanks

    • Gale Compton  April 7, 2017

      Anne, Try reducing to 4-5 hours on low or 2-3 on high. Be sure to check for doneness prior to serving.

  3. Meagan  September 4, 2017

    If we have thighs with bone in, how long do you suggest we cook it?

    Thank you!!

    • Gale Compton  September 5, 2017

      Meagan, The same amount of time should be fine. 🙂

  4. Ian  October 29, 2017

    Why no skin? With honey and,d oil, surely this is not to save calories. Skin scds a little more flavour, as does bone.

    • Gale Compton  October 30, 2017

      Ian, It’s fine to leave the skin on for added flavor while cooking, but for a healthier dish it’s best to remove the skin before eating. 🙂

  5. Shannon  April 4, 2018

    Did anyone who made the dish have a comment on how it turned out?


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