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Saucy Chicken Thighs Recipe

Saucy Chicken Thighs Recipe

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
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Saucy Chicken Thighs

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

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

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

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

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....."

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!"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

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

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

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

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

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

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."

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"I will definitely make this again. My husband commented several times about how good this was. The recipe was very easy to prepare and very economical."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2013 Edited Mar. 2, 2014

"Have made this recipe many times....always well received. Great when you might be expecting more folks for dinner. Ever since we first tried this I always use this recipe anytime I use bbq sauce...was awesome on ribs."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"This was fall off the bone moist and tasted very good. I would definitely make this again. II didn't need 9 pieces so I cut the recipe down to 4 pieces and used half of the recipes ingredients for the sauce. I also browned both sides of the thighs in a fry pan before cooking this in the oven on 350 for 30 min and then turning it down to 170 and keeping it warm in a 3 quart covered pan for about 1 hour until I was ready to serve dinner. My husband doesn't usually like BBQ chicken but we both enjoyed this very much. Thank you for restoring his faith in BBQ chicken."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"I fix this recipe often. It is so easy and SO GOOD!!!!! I use different chicken pieces if I don't have thighs, and they work just as well."

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012 Edited Mar. 2, 2014

"I made this with chicken breasts( skin and bone on) that were browned in crock pot and then because they are dryer than the thighs I left the cooking juices in. They were sooo good. Everyone raved. Gonna make it with the thighs tonight"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

"My family loves this! Another reviewer said it had no flavor? I don't understand that, it has great flavor--maybe it depends on the brand of BBQ sauce one uses. It's simple to prepare and is great for busy days when we can't all sit down together, and everyone can just pick their serving out of the pot. I've also taken it to potlucks and have gotten rave reviews. It's so easy to prepare--a definite winner in my book! (Oh and I've used it with wings for a really great hot hors d'oeuvres!)."

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"Really flavorful. Great for a weekend supper. I served these tonight with sauteed squash and mushrroms and a garden salad. I followed the recipe except for browning on the stove first rather than broiling. My whole family enjoyed these. I love good slow cooker recipes."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"I really didn't like this. There was really no flavor. I didn't add to much hot sauce. But that is all I tasted."

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2012

"My hubby loves this dish and asks for it over and over! It is so good and is very simple to make. A real keeper!"

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"Super simple and delicious. My DH asks for it again and again!"

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"My 15-year-old son is a very picky eater. So I'm always struggling to find recipes he likes. This one drove him from his room with "what's that great smell?". He liked it, and the recipe now becomes part of my collection. Thanks!"

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"DELISH!!! quick & easy to make. will definately have them again."

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

"We loved the balance of flavors in the dish. Highly Recommend!"

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"This is an easy and yummy recipe. I doubled the quantity for hot sauce because we like spicier dishes. I used boneless and skinless chicken and it takes a shorter time in the crock pot to cook. The chicken turns out to be very juicy and tender. I can easily break the chicken into smaller pieces and serve it with rice."

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"Super yummy. I did substitute. I used a spicy/sweet mustard and left out the hot pepper sauce and reg mustard, too. I also used grape jelly instead of honey. My kids loved it and asked for it again tomorrow night. Kid tested and definitely mother approved."

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

"We liked this dish and it was really easy."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"We loved this receipe, with the left over sauce I added meat balls. Will make this receipe again"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2009

"I use this recipe a number of time. We enjoy the chicken. It was very good. It is easy to prepare."

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