Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Crock Pot Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

Tender chicken is bursting with flavour, tossed with a garlic and brown sugar glaze.

Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken in the Crock Pot

I originally saw this recipe on Pinterest (via Six Sister's Stuff) and it had my tummy rumbling so hard, that I knew I had to make it. I had chicken in the freezer, so decided to make this chicken on a day where I would be helping at school all day. Nothing like walking into the most amazing smell, when you get home from a busy day! 

I love that this recipe is so simple, yet it is out of this world delicious. Sweet and savory combine, to coat this tender chicken. It literally fell apart as I tried to remove it from the crock pot. Once tossed with the thickened glaze, I served it with cooked rice/fried rice and some fresh snap peas. It was an amazingly fantastic crock pot meal, that I will be making again and again.

Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken in the Crock Pot

Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken
adapted from Six Sister's Stuff

6 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C vinegar
1/3 C ginger ale soda
4-5 large cloves garlic, minces
2 Tbs soy sauce
fresh ground pepper
2 Tbs corn starch
2 Tbs water

Place chicken in a 6 qt crock pot. 

In a mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, ginger ale, minced garlic, soy sauce and pepper. Pour over chicken breast. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hrs.

Remove cooked chicken from slow cooker and and cover loosely with foil. Pour cooking liquid into a sauce pot and heat to boiling. Combine the cornstarch and water, in a small bowl. Remove pot from heat and whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Return pot to the heat and whisk until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Cook for 2 minutes.

Shred chicken and place in a serving bowl. Pour thickened glaze over chicken and toss to coat. Serve with rice or noodles.

This recipe is being shared at these AWESOME linky parties

See Ya in the Gumbo
Two Cup Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It
Hearth and Soul
Tuesdays with a Twist
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party
Treasure Box Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday
Hit me With Your Best Shot
The Weekend re-Treat


April J Harris said...

I can't wait to try this yummy recipe, Cindy! My mouth is watering just reading the ingredients - mind you your wonderful photograph is helping with that too! I can see how this has become a family favourite in your home and know it will in mine too! Thank you so much for sharing this delicious idea with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

Angela LeMoine said...

This sounds just fantastic!! Ive been using the slow cooker A LOT lately! This one is going on my list!

mealplanmaven said...

What an absolutely awesome crockpot dish...I am so loving the combination of ingredients you chose and your photographs are making my mouth water!

NewMrsAdventures said...

So good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

Joy said...

Cindy, this sounds amazing! I love the sweet and garlic combination, and your photography is beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

Michelle Meche said...

Looks so good! Especially that glaze. Thanks for sharing, Cindy!

minnie@thelady8home said...

This one is up on my list. :D I love the combination of all ingredients you have used.

Swathi Iyer said...

looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

Kimberly Lewis said...

You always bring delicious things to our party! Thank you. Pinned and tweeted. We feel honored that you take the time to stop by our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

Ronda Eagle said...

Thank you for stopping in and linking up with us this week on #TheWeekendSocial. We love your ideas and hope to see you again this weekend on KitchenDreaming.com. We have pinned, stumbled & shared your link across our Social Media, FB, G+ and Twitter.

Kelly said...

I'm excited to try this! I have a similar recipe that uses honey, but I bet the brown sugar is also delicious!

Katerina said...

I bet the garlic flavor of this chicken is simply irresistible!