Saturday, January 23, 2016

Crock Pot Sweet Garlic Chicken - Weekend Recipe

I found this recipe in my files (I know it came from Facebook, but sorry to say the origin is lost.)  However, the maker said that there is a baked version of this recipe out there, which I have not tried, but if it is half as good as this chicken was, then it is worth looking for.

This recipe was a whim when I had time and a crock pot and my hubby had given up control of the kitchen.  Those things do not happen that often.

So here is an amazing recipe

Crock Pot Sweet Garlic Chicken 
It broke apart with a fork like butter.

4-6 chicken breasts
1 cup packed light brown sugar 
2/3 cup cider vinegar 
1/4 cup lemon-lime soda
2-3 Tbls. minced garlic
1 tsp. fresh ground pepper
1 tsp. fresh ground ginger (1/2 tsp. powdered)
2 Tbls. corn starch
2 Tbls. water
Red pepper flakes (in celebration of the year of hot peppers)

Spray slow cooker 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, I served it over Thai rice noodles and it was amazing.

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