Chicken with peas and sauce in bowl with bread

Slow cooker honey mustard chicken thighs

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(67 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 4 hrs, 20 mins


Serves 4 - 6

Use just a few ingredients to create this no-fuss slow cooker chicken thigh dish with a creamy honey and mustard sauce. Kids will love it – and grown-ups too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving (4)

  • kcal332
  • fat16g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre2g
  • protein35g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 1 tbsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 8 chicken thighs (or fillets if you prefer)
  • 8 spring onions, cut into lengths
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 2 tbsp double cream or crème fraîche
  • 100g frozen peas


  1. Heat the slow cooker. Melt the butter in a frying pan and quickly brown the chicken thighs all over. Make sure the skin picks up plenty of colour. Season, then put them in the slow cooker. Brown the spring onions and add them to the slow cooker as well. Add the stock, mustard and honey and cook on low for 4 hrs.

  2. Stir in the cream or crème fraîche and peas, then cook for a further 15 mins with the lid off. Re-crisp up the chicken skin under the grill, if you like.

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Stephanie Armstrong's picture
Stephanie Armstrong
8th Apr, 2020
I used leeks instead of spring Onion. Really tasty meal. Grilling the chicken, to crisp it up, just before serving was a nice touch.
9th Jan, 2020
Really lovely dish. I used chicken thigh fillets. Straight forward, easy to follow recipe. I added fried sliced chestnut mushrooms with the spring onions to the slow cooker which worked really well. I used a little cornflour paste to thicken it towards the end and added frozen peas too. We had it with roast baby potatoes but think it would better really well with mash or rice. Really enjoyed it, will add it to the rotation! We had broccoli as a side, I think green beans would work well too.
4th Nov, 2019
Tasty, I used leeks instead of spring onions.
22nd Aug, 2019
Really tasty and simple recipe, I had it with mashed potatoes and added mushrooms as well and it was lovely.
11th May, 2019
Made this today and it was nice, but not very exciting. I had a slight oooops with slow cooker (which I don’t use very often). I heated the cooker on High then when everything was in it I turned it down. But an hour later discovered I had actually turned it off.... so put I on High for an hour then down to Low for remaining time, it cooked perfectly well. As I was using a small cooker and making just for two of us, I halved the recipe. I used low fat crème fraîche which I find in the UK seems to “split” so in future will use the full fat version. Next time too I would reduce the amount of stock a touch. Served with minty new potatoes, broccoli and runner beans.
21st Oct, 2018
This was really nice. I added some butternut squash which thickened the sauce really well as it cooked down.
18th Jul, 2018
Simple family dinner served with rice, broccoli and green beans
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Carmel Ellis
29th Jun, 2020
Is the slow cooker temperature low, medium or high?
lulu_grimes's picture
1st Jul, 2020
Hi, Heat the cooker on high and then use medium for cooking, if you only have high or low then use high. I hope you like it, Lulu
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Eleanor Davies
22nd Aug, 2019
Could I use chicken breasts rather than thighs? Worried they wouldn't crisp up.
goodfoodteam's picture
24th Aug, 2019
Thanks for your question. The chicken won't be crisp when cooked in this way and we'd recommend sticking to thighs as the meat will remain tender. Chicken breast is likely to become overcooked and tough.
F Cox's picture
F Cox
3rd Feb, 2019
I added low fat Greek yogurt as didn't have any cream. It worked well and probably more healthy. Didn't have any spring onions so added a leek and also mixed vegetables instead of peas!
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