1. Clean chicken, wash, and pat dry. Mix all sauce ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.
2. To bake in the oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour half the sauce into a roasting pan. Add chicken, skin-side down. Pour remaining sauce over chicken. Bake covered for 1 and 1/2 hours. Uncover and bake another 1/2 an hour.
3. To cook in a slow cooker: Place chicken in a slow cooker. Pour sauce over chicken, taking care that all pieces are smothered in sauce. Turn slow cooker to low and cook for eight hours. (I like my chicken fall-off-the-bone soft. You might find 6 hours to be sufficient.) Serve over rice.
If you don’t use chicken soup mix, substitute with a spice of your choice. If you prefer a sweeter chicken, add one more tablespoon of honey.