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Crockpot Sweet Garlic Chicken

  • Author: Naomi
  • Total Time: 6-8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 46 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup vinegar (apple cider vinegar preferred)
  • 1/4 cup lemon-lime soda (diet or regular)
  • 23 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • Red pepper flakes (optional for a spicy kick)


  • Spray the slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and place the chicken breasts inside.
  • In a bowl, mix together the brown sugar, vinegar, lemon-lime soda, garlic, soy sauce, and pepper. Pour this mixture over the chicken in the crockpot.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours, until the chicken is tender and fully cooked.
  • Once the chicken is done, remove it from the crockpot and set it aside. Pour the remaining sauce from the crockpot into a saucepan.
  • Over high heat, mix corn starch and water until smooth, then pour into the saucepan with the sauce. Stir well and allow the sauce to come to a boil. Boil for 2-3 minutes, or until it starts to thicken and turns into a glaze.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and let it sit for a minute or two (it will continue to thicken as it cools). Sprinkle with red pepper flakes if desired.
  • Serve the chicken over rice or noodles and drizzle with the thickened garlic glaze.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-8 hours (low) or 4 hours (high)
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Slow cooking
  • Cuisine: American