Chicken, Main Dish, Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Garlic and Brown Sugar Chicken

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My love affair with my slow cooker continues . . .
This summer has seriously been so jam-packed!
Between Kristen moving back to Utah,
Elyse having her baby,
my baby coming in a few short weeks,
painting our house,
hosting our own blog conference,
AND publishing our first cookbook (AHHH! We are so excited!!!),
my family has been lucky to have dinner on the table each night. I am pretty sure that I would have never survived this craziness without my slow cooker.
This recipe is so simple to throw together . . . the kids loved it because it was kind of sweet, but we spiced up the adult servings with red pepper flakes, which added the perfect amount of heat. Serve it over rice and with some steamed vegetables and you have a quick and easy (and delicious!) dinner!

Slow Cooker Garlic and Brown Sugar Chicken
Ingredients:
4-6 chicken breasts (or thighs would work great too!)
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup lemon-lime soda
2-3 Tablespoons minced garlic
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 Tablespoons corn starch
2 Tablespoons water
Rice or noodles, cooked
Red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions:
Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken (I used frozen chicken, thawed chicken works great too) inside slow cooker. Mix together brown sugar, vinegar, soda, garlic, soy sauce, and pepper together. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours. Take chicken pieces out of slow cooker (mine basically fell apart) and pour remaining sauce into saucepan. Place saucepan over high heat. Mix together corn starch and water, pour into saucepan, and mix well. Let sauce come to a boil and boil for 2-3 minutes, or until it starts to thicken and turns into a glaze. Remove from heat and let sit for a minute or two (it will continue to thicken as it cools down).
Serve chicken over rice or noodles and top with glaze. Sprinkle red pepper flakes on top if desired.

Recipe adapted from Slow and Simple

Looking for more amazing slow cooker recipes?
These ones are my favorite:

We get many comments on which kind of slow cooker we use. We each actually have a couple…. these are our favorites!

Rival Slow Cooker found HERE

Kitchen Aid Slow Cooker Found HERE

Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker Found HERE

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Comments

    • says

      Yes- I prefer using boneless chicken for this recipe. You could use bone-in chicken though and I think that it would still taste just as good. :)

    • Rick says

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