Today, I wanted to share a crock-pot recipe. I love using my crock pot, and have been trying lots of different recipes to build up a good rotation. For a while, it seemed like everything I slow-cooked (mainly chicken!) always came out tasting the same...bland. Of course, a lot of the recipes have had similar ingredients, b/c I just can't be too creative with my family. They have really boring taste buds ;) This chicken dish, found at Six Sister's Stuff, was a hit with everyone. Except Mr. Three, who eats nothing
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar & Garlic Chicken from Six Sisters' Stuff
4-6 breasts *I used 2 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts
1 cup packed *I used 3/4 cup
2/3 cup vinegar *I used apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup lemon-lime soda *I used Sprite Zero
2-3 Tablespoons minced garlic *I used about 1 1/2 T. fresh minced garlic
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 Tablespoons corn starch
2 Tablespoons water
Spray slow with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken (frozen, thawed or fresh) inside slow cooker. Mix together brown sugar, vinegar, soda, garlic, soy sauce, and pepper together. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours. Take chicken pieces out of slow cooker (mine basically fell apart) and pour remaining sauce into saucepan. Place saucepan over high heat. Mix together corn starch and water, pour into saucepan, and mix well. Let sauce come to a boil and boil for 2-3 minutes, or until it starts to thicken and turns into a glaze. Remove from heat and let sit for a minute or two (it will continue to thicken as it cools down).
Sprinkle red pepper flakes on top if desired. This can be served over rice or noodles, but we had ours with a baked potato on the side (It's good on top of the potato too!)
Verdict? Everyone enjoyed this. I liked it because it was not too sweet like some of the other recipes I have tried, and the red pepper flakes gave it a nice little kick. I bet it would be good with a little sriracha too! The kids, of course, skipped the spice, and enjoyed it as is. This, along with Sticky Chicken, will be made again.
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