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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
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.

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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."

bplowman User ID: 6015366 207832
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."

deb540 User ID: 6791332 162414
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."

JennTats User ID: 7007311 155616
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."

KY_Cook User ID: 1619535 154686
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."

deb540 User ID: 6791332 207831
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"

janet.peach User ID: 6635336 154683
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!)."

Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 138369
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."

char04 User ID: 2958136 63395
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."

tchr90 User ID: 2795278 154654
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!"

meegs119 User ID: 1147206 77082
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

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

baddiesgirl User ID: 5559799 83602
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!"

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 162409
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

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

tigres52 User ID: 5098817 138328
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

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

angcy User ID: 1160970 154653
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."

Jeannette72 User ID: 5288417 109129
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."

amj_baker User ID: 4951572 140166
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

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

Carol Erline User ID: 4716672 136795
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

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

honey11659 User ID: 2996301 138326
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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