Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Chicken
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4-6
Four basic ingredients and the use of a crock pot make this a great meal for the busy times. It is certainly easier to do since this is so good.
  • 3 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama), or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 (6 ounce) can pineapple juice
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  1. Remove skin from chicken and season lightly with the salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning and garlic powder.
  2. Pat seasoning into chicken and place into the slow cooker.
  3. Whisk together the brown sugar, pineapple juice and soy sauce; pour around chicken.
  4. Cover and cook on low for about 5 to 6 hours, depending on the size.
  5. Use a wide spatula to remove the chicken from the slow cooker to a platter and loosely tent with aluminum foil; set aside to prepare the glaze.
  6. Turn cooker to high until mixture comes to a boil, or transfer to a saucepan for the stovetop. Whisk together the water and cornstarch until there are no lumps.
  7. Slowly stir into the boiling sauce until fully incorporated and continue boiling for about 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture thickens.
  8. Remove from heat and let rest a moment.
  9. Brush the sauce over each chicken thigh and serve the remaining sauce at the table.
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Serving size: 6
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