Sweet Carrots are made in the slow cooker with only 5 ingredients! Baby carrots simmer in a sweetened chicken broth and butter all day for the best, most tender, and delicious sweet carrots. Perfect side dish for dinner or fancy enough for a Holiday meal.
Course Side Dish
Keyword carrot recipe, side dish, sweet carrots
Prep Time 2minutes
Cook Time 6hours
Total Time 6hours2minutes
Servings 8side dish servings
1bag(2 lbs) baby carrots
½cuplight brown sugar
3tablespoonsbuttercut into small chunks
Spray the insert of the slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour the chicken broth in and then dump the carrots into the slow cooker.
Sprinkle the salt and brown sugar over the carrots. Place the small chunks of butter evenly over top.
Cover with the lid and cook on LOW heat for 5-7 hours.
I like to serve the carrots with some of the sweet sauce in the slow cooker to keep them moist.
It's best to cook these carrots on LOW heat. High heat is too hot and you'll end up with burnt and really ugly looking carrots. The carrots may appear "ugly" when the cook time is up but that's normal. Just give it a good stir and they will get that sweet glazed coating on them and look much better. Serve with an additional sprinkling of salt & pepper (if wanted) and additional butter. If you plan on doubling this recipe, make sure that your slow cooker is large enough and watch the cook time because it may need an additional 1 hour or so.