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Brown Sugar Candy Chicken – Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

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This is the best Brown Sugar Candy Chicken around! Chicken drums, seasoned and slow-cooked in the crockpot with a mixture of lemon-lime soda, brown sugar, and soy sauce, that is thickened as a finishing glaze.

Brown Sugar Candy Chicken on a plate

Brown Sugar Candy Chicken belongs under the candy category.

It is sweet and savory at the same time.

I never knew something this delicious could be so sweet like candy, yet so savory.

Making this in the slow cooker is even better, you just set it and forget it.

Go and do what needs to be done around the house, or just sit back and relax.

This Brown Sugar Candy Chicken is the perfect weeknight meal for the family. Just throw it into the slow cooker and let it cook its self.

Since there is brown sugar and lemon-lime soda in this dish, the meat comes out tasting like the chicken that is from a candy store.

So tender and delicious.

Brown Sugar Candy Chicken sitting on a plate

Can You Make Brown Sugar Candy Chicken In The Oven

Yes you can use the oven instead of the crock pot to make Brown Sugar Candy Chicken.

Just mix all the ingredients and pour over the chicken.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and pop it in and cook it for 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.

What Else Can You Put On Top Of Chicken

There are so many ways to make chicken. You can top it, stuff it with just about anything. Chicken is that versatile. Below are a few other ways to make or top your chicken.

  • Chopped Tomato, Red onions and Basil
  • Pineapple chunks, Cayenne pepper, and Mint
  • Parmesan cheese and Sauce
  • Stuff it with Spinach and Cheese

Every time we make this dish, the meat turns out super juicy and tender.

We love making it with drumsticks, but you can also replace it with breasts or even thighs.

Either way, you will end up with a great dinner, and you’ll go back to it again and again.

My family loves it and is always asking me to make it.

Chicken on a plate sitting on a place matt

What Herbs Go Well With Chicken

Like I mentioned before, chicken is very versatile and there are so many ways to cook it and so many herbs go well with it.

Below are a few herbs you can use.

Sometimes all you have to do is add a little butter or oil to a pan and saute the chicken with these herbs on them.

So many easy meals to make.

  • Rosemary
  • Cilantro
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Garlic
  • Oregano

How To Make Brown Sugar Candy Chicken

Brown Sugar Candy Chicken is super easy to make. You just mix all the ingredients together, add the chicken to the crockpot and pour the sauce over the chicken, set it and forget it.

You can find the full craft with materials and instructions in the printable card below.

Brown Sugar Candy Chicken

Ingredients For Brown Sugar Candy Chicken

  • Chicken drum sticks – You can use wings or breast if you prefer
  • Brown Sugar
  • lemon Lime Soda, I used 7 UP
  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Soy Sauce
  • Ground Black Pepper

How To Store Brown Sugar Candy Chicken

The best way to store the chicken is in an airtight container and placing it in the refrigerator. It can last 3-4 days in the refrigerator. If wrapped and stored properly it can last up to 2 months in the freezer.

What Sides Go Good With Chicken

I personally love Orzo when I make this Brown Sugar Candy Chicken, but there are some other side dishes that go really good with chicken. Check out the list below.

This recipe is my go to when I am trying to figure out what to make for dinner. I hope your family will love it as much as mine does!

If you get a chance to try it, let us know! Leave us a comment below, or share it with a picture on Instagram or Facebook! Don’t forget to tag us @kelly_reci_ and use the hashtag #Kellysthoughtsonthings so we can see what amazing meals you are cooking up!

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You can find the full craft with materials and instructions in the printable card below.

Brown Sugar Candy Chicken

  • 6-8 Chicken Thighs (I used Boneless Chicken Breasts)
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup lemon Lime Soda (I used 7 UP)
  • 2/3 Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  1. Place the Chicken in the crock pot and cover it with brown sugar, pepper, garlic and soy sauce. (I Mixed all my ingredients together instead, and sprinkled Brown sugar on the chicken also)
  2. Add the vinegar and soda. ( I also Mixed this with everything else)
  3. Cover the pot and cook on low for 9 hours or high 4-5 hours.
  4. Done!
Chicken on plate with green basil

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Bonnie holt

Saturday 13th of July 2013

I will be trying these .they sound delicious

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