I’m a sucker for a slow cooker recipe. As a working mom with a full-time job, I take whatever help I can get when it comes to dinner. And, my slow cooker is my favorite helper! I originally found this recipe on Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. When Lynn posted this recipe for Sticky Slow Cooker Chicken, I printed it out right away. It was only a matter of time before I gave I tested it out for myself!
Originally, this recipe came from Cook’s Illustrated. That is one of my all time favorite cooking magazines! I love Lynn’s blog. She always has great recipes and healthy living posts. If you get a chance, stop over and check it out! Tell her that It’s a Keeper sent you!
Is It a Keeper?
Definitely a keeper! This was really good! It was packed with flavor. And so easy to make — a perfect recipe in my book! As Lynn says on her blog, you may be tempted to skip the broiling part of the recipe, but DON’T! This final step makes the recipe. And, any recipe that calls for fresh ginger is A-OK in my book! I absolutely adore fresh ginger! But if you don’t have it, it’s OK. You can use ground ginger — about a teaspoon should do ya.
Now, go get your sticky on!
In case you were wondering, this is the slow cooker I have. I absolutely LOVE it!
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
Adapted from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons of minced ginger
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
3 lbs chicken, breast, thighs, legs, etc.
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup tomato paste
Combine 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoon soy sauce , ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat. Place in a slow cooker and cook on low for about 4 hours or until done. When done place chicken in a broiler proof dish. Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar, water, and tomato paste, and remaining soy sauce. Brush on chicken and cook under the broiler for about 5 minutes or until chicken is slightly crisp. Keep a close watch on the chicken under the broiler.
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