Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tasty Tuesday- Slow Cooker Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken

I don't think there's ever a time that I don't love a good crock pot recipe, but in the summertime it's my favorite. I stumbled upon this recipe last week on Pinterest and happened to have all the ingredients in the kitchen. Don't you love it when that happens? This is a super yummy and super quick recipe that I think you'll love!
Original recipe found here at the Six Sisters' Stuff.

Printable Recipe

4-6 chicken breasts (Since I was just feeding my husband and I, I had 2 really large ones and it was plenty)
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)

Spray crock pot with cooking spray and put in chicken. Frozen or thawed work for this and I used frozen.

In a bowl combine brown sugar, vinegar, soda, garlic, soy sauce & pepper.

Pour over chicken and set it on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8.

Take chicken pieces out of crock pot and place in a separate bowl.

Pour the remaining broth in a saucepan and add the corn starch and water and mix well. Bring to a boil and let it boil for 2-3 minutes, or until it starts to thicken and turns into a glaze. (This happened very quickly for me, since my mixture was already hot coming right out of the crock pot.)

While this is going shred your chicken with 2 forks.

I served this with a side of fried rice I had in the freezer because we were in a hurry. But I think it would be best served over rice or noodles as the original recipe suggests. Also I didn't have any red pepper flakes to top it off, but we didn't miss it one bit. This was a huge hit and will definitely be used again!

Printable version found here!

Linking up with Emily, Mandy, Nikki, Darlene, Jacinda, Ashley, Cynthia, Ali, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Karyn, Melissa, The Recipe Critic, and Keeping up with the Johnsons.


  1. Your chicken caught my eye at the Tuesday Talent Show party. Thanks for sharing! I'm always excited to find a new slow cooker recipe!! Pinned! ;)
    Have a wonderful week!! :)

  2. Stopping by from In and Out of the Kitchen--this looks super easy and delicious! I love crock pot recipes too. They save so much time and effort. Have a great week!

  3. Dropping in from the GFC Blog Hop to meet ya and found this great chicken!!! Pinning!!! Now following via GFC and would love to see you at Lets Get Social Sunday:))))

    @ My Turn for us

  4. This looks delicious! The garlic and brown sugar combo sounds heavenly. Stopping by from Jam Hands!

  5. This chicken looks amazing! Thanks for sharing. I am excited to give it a try.

  6. I love love love Six Sisters recipes. :) I'll have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I pinned this a while back and have been wanting to try it!! It looks DELISH! Thanks so much for linking up!!

  8. Thank you for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party. I will be featuring this recipe in the Top 10 Favorites post that goes live on Monday morning.

    Thanks again!

  9. Doesn't it bother anyone that it has a cup of sugar in it?

    1. No, use something else - like Stevia - or just don't make it.