4.55 from 22 votes

Brown Sugar Chicken

This Brown Sugar Chicken is sweet, juicy and made entirely in the slow cooker. You’ll love how easy this recipe is. If chicken were candy, this would be it!

Brown sugar chicken in a bowl with a serving spoon.

It’s hard to believe that it’s already October. My youngest daughter, my baby girl, celebrated her 14th birthday. I know I sound like a broken record when I say that I cannot believe how quickly time flies.

It’s just her and I at home now. My oldest daughter is away at university. Sniff, sniff.

Bridget is a very active girl with a ravenous appetite….for foods she likes, that is. It’s challenging to find meals that she will eat. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree because I was the same way growing up.

Brown sugar chicken ingredients.
Steps to make brown sugar chicken.

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    I’m a slow cooker kinda gal. I love anything with little prep and that tastes delicious. Oh, and that Bridget will actually eat. This simple Brown Sugar Chicken recipe fits all the criteria.

    The perfect meal is one that I can throw everything in the slow cooker and then let it work it’s magic. I know that when the time is up, I will have perfectly cooked chicken that is tender and juicy. In this recipe, I also have sweet.

    Yes, sweet chicken. It’s surprisingly delicious. Bridget loves it so that makes it a regular meal on our dinner rotation.

    Brown sugar on a serving spoon.

    Disclosure: I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

    I cook with chicken often because it’s so versatile. There are so many great chicken recipes to try. The Chicken Farmers of Canada has a recipe section on their site that is full of yummy chicken recipes.

    For busy weeknights, I recommend checking out their Quick n’ Easy Recipes. In particular, I like this Baked Chicken and Rosemary Pasta and Autumn Chicken and Apple Stew. I also love their Slow Cooker recipes.

    How to Make Brown Sugar Chicken

    I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe because it’s what I had on hand. You can make it with other cuts of chicken if you like.

    No matter what chicken cut you choose, make sure to look for the “Raised by a Canadian Farmer” logo on the packaging. That way you know that the chicken you are buying is Canadian. Canadian chicken rocks!

    Add the chicken to the slow cooker. Sprinkle brown sugar, black pepper, garlic and soy sauce on top of the chicken. Pour in the white wine vinegar and lemon lime soda.

    Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7 hours. No peeking!

    Brown sugar chicken in a bowl.

    Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and add to a bowl. Shred with two forks.

    Measure 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of the remaining slow cooker sauce and add it to the chicken, depending on how much saucy flavour you want.

    Serve on a bed of rice. You could also add extra sauce to flavour the rice if you like. I garnished with parsley too, but that is optional.

    This recipe makes about 4 servings so we ended up having leftovers. It tasted delicious the next day as well.

    I put it on a sandwich with a little bit of mayonnaise. So tasty for lunch!

    Give it a try for a busy weeknight and see what your family thinks! I hope they love it.

    Brown sugar chicken in a bowl with a fork.

    I have a few more slow cooker chicken recipes you might enjoy like Crockpot Pickle Chicken, Slow Cooker Asian Chicken, Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Chicken, Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken, Peking Chicken, Slow Cooker 40 Clove Garlic Chicken and Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders.

    You’ll also like this Creamy Garlic Chicken and Noodles.

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    4.55 from 22 votes

    Brown Sugar Chicken

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 4
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 7 hours
    Total Time 7 hours 5 minutes
    Add a little sugar to your dinner! This shredded chicken in the Crockpot is so delicious with brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce, white wine vinegar, and lemon-lime soda.


    • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 tsp black pepper
    • 3 garlic cloves minced
    • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    • cup white wine vinegar
    • ¼ cup lemon lime soda
    • parsley for garnish, optional


    • Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Add brown sugar, black pepper, garlic and soy sauce. Pour in white wine vinegar and lemon lime soda.
    • Cover and cook for 4 hours on High or 7 hours on Low.
    • Remove chicken from slow cooker and add to a bowl. Shred chicken with two forks. Measure ¼ cup to ½ cup of the sauce remaining in the slow cooker and pour over chicken. Toss to combine.
    • Serve over a bed of rice. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired.


    Serving: 1.5 cups | Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.4g | Protein: 41.4g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.1g | Cholesterol: 132.4mg | Sodium: 235.5mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 23.9g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Slow Cooker
    Cuisine American
    Keyword brown sugar chicken, candy chicken, chicken recipes, slow cooker chicken

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    1. Caryn Coates says:

      My fav is chicken stew especially this time of year

    2. Sarah Ferguson says:

      My family would like the chicken burritos best.

    3. Doris Humber says:

      My favourite is the One-pot chicken pasta.

    4. One of my favorites is a chicken and sausage jambalaya

    5. Buffalo chicken chili!

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