Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Melt in your mouth chicken that’s swimming in an amazing sweet and tangy sauce. That’s what you’ll have on your dinner table when you make this Brown Sugar Chicken in the slow cooker. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 - cup(s) cider vinegar
  • 1/2 - cup(s) brown sugar
  • 3 - Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 2 - Tbsp cornstarch**
  • Garnish: - crushed red pepper**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the cider vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce and minced garlic.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Then pour the brown sugar sauce around and on top of the chicken.
  3. Set on low and cook for 8 hours. With 30 minutes, left in the cooking cycle, swirl the cornstarch with a few Tbsp of water to make a slurry, and then stir it into the sauce. Cook for 30 more minutes to allow sauce to thicken.
  4. Cook the rice as directed.
  5. Prepare veggies.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Chicken with rice and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 2/3 cup cider vinegar, 1 cup brown sugar, 6 Tbsp soy sauce and 4 tsp minced garlic.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • Half of the prepared brown sugar-soy sauce mixture
  • Do NOT add the cornstarch before freezing

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours. Thicken with cornstarch at the end of the cooking cycle, as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if you use gluten-free soy sauce.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. With 30 minutes remaining in cooking cycle, stir in the cornstarch to thicken sauce.
Serve with crushed red pepper garnish, over rice with veggies.

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