Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

One of my favorite appliances in my kitchen is my slow cooker. I love when the weather starts to turn colder making Stews and Casseroles in it for family meals. I can throw everything in first thing in the morning and then spend just a few minutes preparing some vegetables, crusty bread and serving up for dinner. One of our favorite meals to serve is this delicious Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken in the Slow Cooker.

CrockPot Chicken with Brown Sugar and Garlic

Most of the time when we use the slow cooker we make a stew, like our Beef Stew or Italian Sausage Casserole in it.

brown sugar and garlic glazed crockpot chicken on rice for dinner

However, this recipe is more of a cook and marinade at the same time.

making up the homemade marinade all of the ingredients in the bowl ready to mix

The brown sugar with the soy sauce and garlic form a glaze with the chicken and you can then serve it sliced with rice and some green beans for a delicious crockpot meal that even our fussy eaters enjoy.

chicken breast marinating in the slow cooker

Picking Good Chicken for Cooking in the Slow Cooker

I don’t know if you have experienced it as well, but many times when I buy chicken breasts from the supermarket all that happens when I start to cook is that they shrink in size considerably.

chicken breast in the slow cooker ready to cook

They are injected and pumped full of water to make them look good but in fact, they just disappoint when you cook. Especially if you are using a slow cooker. The water comes out and dilutes the sauce that you have added.

Instead, we buy our chicken from the local butchers. It’s sourced locally reducing the carbon footprint of our food as less miles and supporting local business from the chicken farm through to the butchers.

sliced chicken breast with glaze and sesame seeds on a bed of rice with green beans

When cooked this chicken stays as is and it isn’t dry at all when cooked. And because it doesn’t lose a tonne of water when cooked it’s also ideal for using in the slow cooker.

Love chicken check out this delicious and quick weeknight Chicken Carbonara recipe for more inspiration for what to cook for the family.

How to Make Brown Sugar and Garlic Marinaded Chicken in the Crockpot?

So Hey Mom! What’s the recipe? Is it as tasty as it sounds? Yes it absolutely is and you are going to love it. Just scroll on down for the full printable recipe card and don’t forget to save this recipe so that you can find it again quickly to cook next time!

Yield: 4 people

Crockpot Garlic Chicken Recipe

crockpot marinated garlic and brown sugar chicken breasts on rice

A delicious recipe for marinated chicken in the crockpot ideal for busy week night family meals.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ tablespoon toasted sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, brown sugar, tomato sauce, soy sauce, dried parsley, and ground ginger.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in the bowl of the slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the top of the chicken breasts.
  3. Place the lid on the slow cooker and set to cook on low for 6 hours or high for four hours.
  4. Serve the cooked chicken breasts over rice and topped with toasted sesame seeds.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 1992mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 41g

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