I spent most of my weekend inside, because it was FREEZING out. The temp on Saturday morning was -7 with a wind chill of -35. Brrr!!!! Wouldn’t you like to stay home and do nothing on days like that? It eventually did end up warming up in the afternoon so Ben and I went out to do something. We went to Three Lyons Pub which is an awesome bar in town here. I am in LOVE with their London Broil sandwiches which I plan on making a recipe for that later on this week.
This recipe for Sweet Garlic ChickenI posted on my facebook page. My picture looks nothing like the one I posted. My chicken turned out a reddish color and it was very sweet. The only thing I can think of is that whoever took that picture, used white sugar instead of brown sugar maybe??? Maybe?! I served mine over some orzo pasta. It was fabulous. I’d make this again.
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).