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Crock-Pot Honey Balsamic Chicken and Carrots

Chicken breasts and carrots get a flavor boost from balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic and chile oil for this simple, tasty crock-pot honey balsamic chicken.
Course Crock Pot/Slow Cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Calories 300kcal
Author Marsha Maxwell


  • Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowl Set
  • Aroma Housewares 20 Cup Cooked (10 cDigital Rice Cooker, Slow Cooker, Food Steamer - Black
  • Measuring Cups and Magnetic Measuring Spoons Set
  • Pyrex Measuring Cup 4-piece Set, Clear, 15 x 12 x 5.375


  • 12 chicken tenders or 3 chicken breast halves about 2 pounds total
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili oil or substitute 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt or substitute kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley


  • Thaw the chicken, if frozen. Trim fat and tendons, and discard excess water.
  • Mix the balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic and chili oil in a small bowl or measuring cup, and set aside.
  • Place the chicken on one side of a crock-pot or slow cooker, with the carrots on the other side.
  • Drizzle the chicken and carrots with olive oil and melted butter. Sprinkle with garlic salt. Pour the balsamic mixture over all.
  • Cook in the crock-pot on high for about 3 hours or on low for about 6 hours. During the last hour of cooking, turn the heat up to high and remove the lid to allow excess water to evaporate.
  • Serve the chicken and carrots with potatoes, polenta, noodles, rice or couscous.