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Crock Pot Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken


Ingredients:

  • 1large chicken, cut into serving pieces
  • 1cup packed brown sugar
  • 2⁄3cup vinegar
  • 1⁄4cup Sprite or 1⁄4 cup 7-Up soda
  • 2 -3tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1teaspoon pepper (regular black or cayenne)

Directions:

  • Place chicken in crock pot.
  • Mix all remaining ingredients and pour over chicken.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Serve over rice or noodles.
  • You can thicken the juices after cooking with a little cornstarch.

Reviews:

  • Lennie

    Yummy, yummy dinner! I substituted plump skinless boneless breasts for the recipe’s stated chicken pieces (which would be with both skin and bone) and cut the cooking time down to 4 hours at Low. Please remember, those that complained of this being dry, that this recipe is designed for both white and dark meat, with skin and bone — which would take longer to cook and be moister than plain breasts. My chicken was tender, but I believe if I had let it cook even 30 minutes longer than the 4 hours it would have started to turn dry. The only other change I made was to reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup. This was extremely easy to put together and having it cook away on the counter on a hot humid day was certainly a blessing. Thanks to this recipe, my rice cooker, and a green salad, I had an excellent hot dinner without using the stove or oven! Thanks for the recipe Mirjam; it was delicious and everyone enjoyed it — no leftovers at all!

  • rossana leblanc

    I made several changes to this recipe as suggested in a couple of reviews. I used 1 and 1/2 boneless skinless breasts and a pound of boneless and skinless thighs. I added a small onion, 1/2 green and 1/2 red peppers chopped. I also sautéed the garlic onion and peppers first. I then browned the chicken in a little safflower oil to seal the juices. I used 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Total cooking time was 3 hours and 15 minutes. It is absoulutely delicious tender and juicy!! I can’t wait for dinner!

  • Jen Willson

    I made this yesterday; I thought it was pretty good but my husband loved it. Said it reminded him of sesame chicken. Was very easy to throw together – I used regular boneless chicken breasts and served with rice and carrots. Would definitely make again.

  • Lennie

    Yummy, yummy dinner! I substituted plump skinless boneless breasts for the recipe’s stated chicken pieces (which would be with both skin and bone) and cut the cooking time down to 4 hours at Low. Please remember, those that complained of this being dry, that this recipe is designed for both white and dark meat, with skin and bone — which would take longer to cook and be moister than plain breasts. My chicken was tender, but I believe if I had let it cook even 30 minutes longer than the 4 hours it would have started to turn dry. The only other change I made was to reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup. This was extremely easy to put together and having it cook away on the counter on a hot humid day was certainly a blessing. Thanks to this recipe, my rice cooker, and a green salad, I had an excellent hot dinner without using the stove or oven! Thanks for the recipe Mirjam; it was delicious and everyone enjoyed it — no leftovers at all!

  • Malriah

    I fell in love with the recipe but didn’t have the time for a crockpot meal so I made it on top of the stove. All the same ingredients just in my new cast-iron skillet. It only took about 45 minutes from start to finish. (the boneless chicken breasts were frozen so some of that time was for thawing) Once I tasted the sauce, I HAD to double it so that I would have PLENTY left for lunch tomorrow. I also topped it with chopped green onions. Absolutely AWESOME!

  • ClassyMarySue

    This was really good, and different from anything I usually make. It was easy to make. Next time I think I’ll try it with onions and bell peppers.

  • rossana leblanc

    I made several changes to this recipe as suggested in a couple of reviews. I used 1 and 1/2 boneless skinless breasts and a pound of boneless and skinless thighs. I added a small onion, 1/2 green and 1/2 red peppers chopped. I also sautéed the garlic onion and peppers first. I then browned the chicken in a little safflower oil to seal the juices. I used 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Total cooking time was 3 hours and 15 minutes. It is absoulutely delicious tender and juicy!! I can’t wait for dinner!

  • ninja

    This sauce is delicious and makes a perfect topping for rice. It flavors and marinates the chicken wonderfully while cooking. Since the chicken literally falls off the bone when finished, I also cut the meat into small pieces, mixed it with the rice, then topped all with the thickened sauce. Made a great meal with a side combo of broccoli/carrots and sliced fresh tomatoes. I did reduce the cooking time. Great recipe!!!

  • Elizabeth Fullerton

    I always love the tenderness of chicken cooked in the crockpot. The combination of garlic, brown sugar, and soy sauce was great. I’d never thought to put them together in that manner before now. I used skinless chicken breasts instead of the whole chicken. I don’t think it made much difference in the recipe – just my personal preference.

  • Jen Willson

    I made this yesterday; I thought it was pretty good but my husband loved it. Said it reminded him of sesame chicken. Was very easy to throw together – I used regular boneless chicken breasts and served with rice and carrots. Would definitely make again.

  • HELEN42

    My whole family loved this chicken recipe and it was so easy to prepare. I also used the boneless chicken breast the second time I fixed it. This is a keeper!!!

  • kstein

    The taste was great, but the meat was somewhat overdone after 8 hours cooking – I will make it again, but next time try only 6 hours.

  • Mary Scheffert

    I made this with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips about the size of the breast tenderloin. The chicken seemed a little dry, but I figured that’s the nature of the cut I used (I’m sure it would have been fine with a whole cut up chicken, but DH doesn’t like dark meat!); some of it still fell apart on it’s own, though. The combination of flavors was wonderful; I thickened the sauce with some cornstarch & served it over penne pasta. I will make this again! -M

  • Mary Scheffert

    I made this with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips about the size of the breast tenderloin. The chicken seemed a little dry, but I figured that’s the nature of the cut I used (I’m sure it would have been fine with a whole cut up chicken, but DH doesn’t like dark meat!); some of it still fell apart on it’s own, though. The combination of flavors was wonderful; I thickened the sauce with some cornstarch & served it over penne pasta. I will make this again! -M

  • ninja

    This sauce is delicious and makes a perfect topping for rice. It flavors and marinates the chicken wonderfully while cooking. Since the chicken literally falls off the bone when finished, I also cut the meat into small pieces, mixed it with the rice, then topped all with the thickened sauce. Made a great meal with a side combo of broccoli/carrots and sliced fresh tomatoes. I did reduce the cooking time. Great recipe!!!

  • kstein

    The taste was great, but the meat was somewhat overdone after 8 hours cooking – I will make it again, but next time try only 6 hours.

  • ClassyMarySue

    This was really good, and different from anything I usually make. It was easy to make. Next time I think I’ll try it with onions and bell peppers.

  • Elizabeth Fullerton

    I always love the tenderness of chicken cooked in the crockpot. The combination of garlic, brown sugar, and soy sauce was great. I’d never thought to put them together in that manner before now. I used skinless chicken breasts instead of the whole chicken. I don’t think it made much difference in the recipe – just my personal preference.

  • HELEN42

    My whole family loved this chicken recipe and it was so easy to prepare. I also used the boneless chicken breast the second time I fixed it. This is a keeper!!!

  • Malriah

    I fell in love with the recipe but didn’t have the time for a crockpot meal so I made it on top of the stove. All the same ingredients just in my new cast-iron skillet. It only took about 45 minutes from start to finish. (the boneless chicken breasts were frozen so some of that time was for thawing) Once I tasted the sauce, I HAD to double it so that I would have PLENTY left for lunch tomorrow. I also topped it with chopped green onions. Absolutely AWESOME!

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