Crock-Pot Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

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Oh my heavens this has got to be one of my favorite recipes to date. My friend good friend Amanda sent me a recipe a few weeks ago for her recipe for Crock-Pot Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken and said I had to give it a try because it was so yum and her kids loved it when she made it for dinner.

I have to admit because I was kind of skeptical. So many recipes for chicken in the slow cooker come out dry. Not all of them, but quite a few.

Not this recipe the chicken was as moist as moist can be and super tasty.

My husband Russ has a thing (more like an obsession) with garlic. He would put it on ice cream if given the chance. So he LOVED this recipe. And the kids…lets just say they don’t always LOVE my recipe creations. We usually have 1 kid who does not like dinner (and that kid would be Parker, my 11 year old who tends to be the pickest eater. He does not like chicken unless it is nuggets and he does not like casseroles). But all the kids gobbled this dish up!

I am defiantly putting this one on the “to make again” list.

Give it a try and let me know if you and your family liked it as much as ours did!

Freezer Meal Idea: You can easily turn this recipe into a freezer meal by placing your chicken in a gallon sized zippered freezer bag and pouring the sauce over the chicken in the bag then toss the bag in the freezer with a label. To cook, no need to thaw, just add everything to your slow cooker and cook on LOW 8 – 9 hours or on HIGH 4 – 5 hours. Follow the directions in the recipe below for thickening your sauce and you have an easy dinner with just a few minutes of prep time.

Crock-Pot Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 piece of chicken

Crock-Pot Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

This recipe for Crock-Pot Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken is sure to be a winner at the dinner table. Serve over rice with a side of steamed vegetables for a delicious dinner any day of the week.


4 to 6 chicken breasts, boneless skinless
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup apple juice
3 tablespoons garlic, minced
2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons corn starch
3 tablespoons cold water


  1. Spray the bottom and sides of a 6 -7 quart oval crock-pot with non-stick cooking spray, or line with a crock-pot liner.
  2. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of crock-pot.
  3. In a bowl mix together well the brown sugar, vinegar, apple juice, garlic, soy sauce and pepper and pour over chicken.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  5. Remove chicken from slow cooker and set aside.
  6. Pour liquid from the crock-pot into a saucepan and bring to a simmer on stove-top.
  7. In a small bowl or cup mix the cornstarch and cold water to create a slurry.
  8. Slowly pour slurry mixture into simmering sauce in pan and simmer while stirring until the mixture begins to thicken, about 2-3 minutes, and forms a glaze.
  9. Serve chicken with sauce/glaze over top for a delicious meal.

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  1. Karen says

    My favorite meatloaf recipe…your manly meatloaf is in my crock as we speak but here’s my question on this chicken recipe…I’ve never seen rice WINE vinegar but our stores here do have the seasoned rice vinegar. Is that the same????

      • Karen says

        Another great addition to my rapidly-growing collection from your site. The only thing I didn’t like about it was that, as a garlic lover, I was going crazy having to wait for it to be done with the aroma wafting throughout my home. Thanks again Heidi!!!

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