Crock Pot Sweet Garlic Chicken

Welcome back to the culinary haven of [Your Blog Name], where we unravel the secrets of creating delectable dishes with a touch of elegance. Today, we present a mouthwatering recipe that’s not only easy to prepare but also bursts with flavor – the Crock Pot Sweet Garlic Chicken. Whether you’re a busy parent, a culinary enthusiast, or just someone looking for a delightful home-cooked meal, this recipe is tailored for you. Let’s dive into the details of this savory delight!

FAQ

Can I use a different soda?

Absolutely! Experiment with different sodas like ginger ale or orange soda to add a unique twist to the dish.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftover chicken and glaze in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Can I freeze the cooked chicken?

Yes, you can freeze the cooked chicken for up to three months. Ensure it’s well-sealed to maintain its deliciousness.

Kitchen Equipment

Before we get started, ensure you have the following kitchen equipment ready:

  • Slow cooker
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Saucepan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Serving plates

Ingredients

To embark on this culinary adventure, gather the following ingredients:

  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup vinegar (apple cider vinegar works wonders)
  • 1/4 cup lemon-lime soda (diet or regular)
  • 2-3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions

Step 1: Prep and Set

Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place 4-6 chicken breasts (whether frozen, thawed, or fresh) inside the slow cooker.

Step 2: Flavor Infusion

In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, vinegar, soda, minced garlic, soy sauce, and fresh ground pepper. Stir this flavor-packed concoction until well blended. Now, pour it over the waiting chicken in the slow cooker, ensuring every piece is generously coated.

Step 3: Cook to Perfection

Set your slow cooker to low for 6-8 hours or opt for the high setting and cook for 4 hours. Your kitchen will soon be filled with the irresistible aroma of sweet garlic goodness.

Step 4: Glaze Creation

Once the chicken is cooked to tender perfection, carefully remove the pieces from the slow cooker. The chicken might be so tender that it practically falls apart – that’s a sign of culinary success! Pour the remaining sauce into a saucepan.

Step 5: The Glorious Glaze

Place the saucepan over high heat. In a separate bowl, mix corn starch and water until smooth. Pour this mixture into the saucepan, stirring well. Let the sauce come to a boil and allow it to bubble away for 2-3 minutes or until it transforms into a luscious glaze. Remove it from the heat and let it sit for a minute or two – the magic continues as it thickens while cooling.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

Place your tender chicken on serving plates, generously drizzle the glaze over the top, and sprinkle red pepper flakes for an extra kick if desired. This versatile dish can be paired with rice, noodles, or even a baked potato on the side.

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