Slow Cooker Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken
This is another saucy, easy to make, crock pot chicken recipe that went great over some steamed brown rice with steamed green beans on the side. The sauce is tangy and sweet, and the perfect consistency after simmering with some thickener mixed in on the stove top. Super tender chicken and a yummy sticky sauce go together perfectly! This was a great weeknight meal that we all really enjoyed.
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken from Makin' It Mo' Betta
4-6 chicken breasts (1 1/2-2 lbs total)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup lemon-lime soda (mountain dew or sprite)
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 Tablespoons corn starch
2 Tablespoons water
Dash Red pepper flakes (optional)
- Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken inside slow cooker. Mix 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. Remove chicken from slow cooker and place in a bowl or on a plate, cover to keep warm. Pour remaining sauce from slow cooker into a medium saucepan.
- Mix together corn starch and water in a small bowl or container until well blended, whisk briskly into saucepan (before turning on the heat) and stir until thoroughly combined. Turn heat to high. Continue whisking frequently and let the sauce come to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until it starts to thicken and become a glaze. Remove from heat and let sit for a minute or two (it will continue to thicken as it cools down).
- Sprinkle red pepper flakes on top if desired and serve sauce over chicken (or mix chicken into sauce and then serve as desired).