Saucy Chicken Thighs Recipe
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Saucy Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Everyone raves about how sweet the sauce is for these slow-cooked chicken thighs. They’re such a breeze because they simmer away while you do other things. They’re ideal appetizers, but you can also add your favorite side for a nice meal. —Kim Puckett, Reagan, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 9 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3-1/4 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 319 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place on a broiler pan. Broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, honey, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and pepper sauce. Pour over chicken; stir to coat. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Chicken Thighs in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p37

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s_pants User ID: 174050 265871
Reviewed May. 12, 2017

"Simple and delicious."

Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 265140
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2017

"easy and delicious! Followed the directions exactly with the exception of broiling the chicken thighs, because I was in a hurry. I literally threw frozen chicken thighs into the slow cooker, poured the sauce over it and forgot it for five hours. The chicken was moist and tender, with plenty of sauce to go around! I did thicken the sauce a bit by taking 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and whisking in 1 tablespoon of flour and then returned it to the slow cooker. Served it with hot buttered rice and corn on the cob. Will definitely make this again. I bet this would be great with pork chops too!"

mroni User ID: 6696378 245895
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"This Was Delicious!! would be great on pork chops........ will definitely be making this again!"

hotfudgesundae User ID: 3463962 242785
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"Love slow cooker recipes like this....easy, delicous and so tasty!"

luigimon User ID: 1692040 227906
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

"This was good, but not fabulous. I think I'm going to use a better bbq sauce.....I just used an off brand and that was probably stupid of me, lol! But it didn't sit well with my tummy. Not the recipes fault....."

lvarner User ID: 35803 227286
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2015

"This is a wonderful weeknight dish. It's great to come home from work and have this all ready to go. I like serving it with rice pilaf. The sauce is so good!"

tlynnt8 User ID: 7146183 219778
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"Awesome and delicious and can be adjusted for a smaller family"

babyflood83 User ID: 8213153 217893
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"My husband and step son love this! easy and great taste!"

ivorykeys User ID: 7909575 136802
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"Great taste and very tender! Used boneless chicken thighs instead and cook for 4 1/2 hours on low."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 63396
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"Surprisingly these have a smoky flavor even though they are cooked in the slow cooker all day. The chicken does just fall off the bone. The meat is very moist. We used sweet baby ray's bbq sauce. Very good, extremely easy. This dish went well with corn on the cob and mac and cheese."

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