Chicken, Crockpot

Crock Pot Sweet Garlic Chicken


  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
  • 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)


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.


36 thoughts on “Crock Pot Sweet Garlic Chicken”

  1. I just made this the other night and it was a HUGE hit. I used boneless chicken breast just because I don’t like to deal with bones. I had three packs of Foster Farms chicken from Costco which had two breasts each, so used six. the glaze/sauce was delish and I served with rice, plus I made a small side of mashed potatoes for someone who requested it. But I think rice works best especially with the sauce. 🙂 Thank you for sharing! It is so rare for me to come across a recipe that has all basic ingredients I have at home.

  2. This tastes delicious! I used regular vinegar, orange juice and garlic powder because it is what I had on hand. I mixed in red bell pepper, onions and broccoli and served it over rice. Fingers crossed my kids like it as much as I do =)

  3. Great recipe! Excellent taste and quick to make. I have made it several times and my family really likes it. The first time I made it we thought it was a little too sweet so now I double the sauce except for the brown sugar and use water with lemon juice (no sweetener) in place of the soda.

    1. another maybe dumb question 🙂 do i put the chicken in the saucepan after cooking with the sauce? or is that sauce a glaze that goes over the chicken when done. thanks!

  4. Absolutely delicious! Had to double sauce ingredients, although brown sugar total was only 1 cup and 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar (as I reduced these due to other reviewer’s comments). Cooked for 3-4 hours on high; meat just fell apart. Added chilli flakes to sauce ingredients. Used 3 large chicken breasts and lemon-lime mineral water (as couldn’t find lemon-lime soft drink). Would definitely have again. All gave this 10!

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