Honey Chipotle Chicken Meal Kit

Get a jump-start on your weekly meals by prepping the ingredients for this slow cooker meal kit up to four days in advance. Then all you'll have to do is drop it in your handy slow cooker and let it do the rest.

platter with Honey Chipotle Chicken
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins


  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed

  • 2 cup packaged peeled baby carrots

  • 1 cup onion wedges

  • 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ cup chicken broth

  • 2 cup hot cooked grain, such as rice, brown rice, or quinoa

  • Hot honey or honey (optional)


  1. Place chicken in a 1-gal. resealable plastic bag or an airtight container. Add next seven ingredients (through black pepper). Store in refrigerator up to 3 days.

  2. In a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker combine chicken mixture and broth. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Skim off fat.

  3. Serve chicken mixture over grain. If desired, drizzle with hot honey.

Hot Honey!

This spicy-sweet condiment is trending in the culinary world. Look for it at grocery stores or online (such as Mike's brand). Or make a quick version with 1/3 cup honey and 1 tsp. crushed red pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
12g Fat
72g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 821mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 7.1mg 36%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Potassium 572mg 12%
Folate, total 30.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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