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Slow Cooker Sweet Garlic Chicken

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Slow cooker sweet garlic chicken is an easy & simple dinner that has loads of flavor. Chicken and an easy homemade sweet garlic sauce cook in the slow cooker all day. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

Slow cooker sweet garlic chicken is an easy & simple dinner that has loads of flavor. Chicken and an easy homemade sweet garlic sauce cook in the slow cooker all day. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

This slow cooker sweet garlic chicken took awhile to make it to the blog. It’s been on my grocery list & menu plan for the past 3 weeks. Every week I bought the ingredients for it, actually just the chicken because everything else is stuff I always keep on hand, and every week it wouldn’t get made.

I don’t why? We got busy. I got too stressed/tired during the day and never got it in the crock pot. Or, maybe because the McDonalds close to our house got a new play place….. πŸ™‚ It’s actually really cool and my kids love going there now. But I am sick of sitting at that place and watching them play and watching them not eat the Happy Meals I just bought them.

Slow cooker sweet garlic chicken is an easy & simple dinner that has loads of flavor. Chicken and an easy homemade sweet garlic sauce cook in the slow cooker all day. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

I finally got this sweet garlic chicken made over the weekend and I amΒ annoyed at myself for not making it sooner! It is beyond easy to prepare in the morning so the excuse of “I didn’t have time to make dinner” is not a valid excuse as to why I never made this all those weeks in a row.

You put 4 chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Whisk togetherΒ 6 simple, everyday ingredients in a bowl and pour over the chicken. Put the lid on and let it cook all day. That’s it guys!

When it’s dinnertime you will have super tender and flavorful chicken in a sweet garlic sauce.

Slow cooker sweet garlic chicken is an easy & simple dinner that has loads of flavor. Chicken and an easy homemade sweet garlic sauce cook in the slow cooker all day. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

I’ll be honest and say that I hesitate even posting this because I know I am going to receive some not-so-nice comments on the amount of sugar. Yes I realize it has an entire cup of brown sugar + soda. Eeeek! It’s obviously not sugar-free or diet food. But if you’re looking for a super kid-friendly dish that everyone will love then this is it!

Plus, it’s not like you’re eating 1 cup of sugar in each serving. This makes quite a bit of sauce so unless you are straight up drinking the sauce then you will not get that much sugar. The brown sugar adds so much flavor to the chicken and it gives the chicken a caramel-like sweet crust to it. It’s so good.

Slow cooker sweet garlic chicken is an easy & simple dinner that has loads of flavor. Chicken and an easy homemade sweet garlic sauce cook in the slow cooker all day. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

It is sweet but I am guessing that you could reduce the sugar and it would still be amazing. I think next time I make this I will try only using 3/4 cup sugar. Maybe it’s just me but I thought it was a tad too sweet. But, again the pepper balances it out with a nice kick. You can also add crushed red pepper to this as well if you want even more of that sweet n’ spicy combo.

Slow cooker sweet garlic chicken is an easy & simple dinner that has loads of flavor. Chicken and an easy homemade sweet garlic sauce cook in the slow cooker all day. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

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Serves 8

Slow Cooker Sweet Garlic Chicken

Slow cooker sweet garlic chicken is an easy & simple dinner that has loads of flavor. Chicken and an easy homemade sweet garlic sauce cook in the slow cooker all day. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup lemon-lime soda (like Sprite or 7-up)
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Instructions

  • Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Lay chicken breasts inside.
  • In small bowl combine the brown sugar, rice vinegar, lemon-lime soda, soy sauce, garlic, and pepper. Whisk together.
  • Pour over the chicken.
  • Cover with lid and cook on low for 5-7 hours.
  • 1 hour before done take chicken out and place on a plate. Shred with two forks.
  • Mix together 2 tablespoons cornstarch + 2 tablespoons cold water in a bowl and add it to the sauce mixture inside the slow cooker. Whisk it together. Add the shredded chicken back in and let it cook the remaining time.
  • Serve over hot cooked rice.

Notes

You could reduce the sugar amount if wanted. I have only ever used the 1 cup so I can't say for sure how it would change the sweet & spicy flavor and the tang from the vinegar.

I used about 3/4 teaspoon pepper. It adds a nice zippy flavor in contrast to the sweet. Use as little or as much as you want.

If you want spicy add some crushed red pepper flakes.

You can find the rice vinegar by the Asian ingredients at the store; by the soy sauce, etc.

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Slow cooker sweet garlic chicken is an easy & simple dinner that has loads of flavor. Chicken and an easy homemade sweet garlic sauce cook in the slow cooker all day. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

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