Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken – Bumpkin
Townie and I both had chicken out this week. I knew she was making Bourbon Chicken, which tends to be pretty sweet so I opted to make a sweet version of chicken as well.
I was on Pinterest, my new internet addiction, when I came across a recipe for Brown Sugar Garlic chicken. The photo looked yummy and a quick browse at the recipe showed it was super easy because I had all the ingredients and it all gets thrown in a crock pot! I went to “repin” the post to my boards only to discover I hadn’t logged in! So, when I logged into the site I could no longer find the recipe. But, I could “remember” most of what I had read so that is what I did, with my usual modifications.
The chicken was definitely sweet, but fall off the bone (had I used bone in cuts) tender. I served it over plain steamed rice with a green veggie as a side, thrown into a bowl to make a one dish meal. The kids LOVED it! I might make it again for an easy meal I know the kidlets will eat without fussing. I suggest hot sauce of some kind, for the grown ups.
2lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/4c brown sugar
1/4c chopped crystallized ginger
1/2 can Sprite/7-Up although I used Fresca because it’s what I had
4T chopped garlic
4T soy sauce
Literally drop everything into your crock pot, turn it on HIGH and walk away for about 3 hours. Dinner served!