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Soy-Garlic Chicken Recipe

Soy-Garlic Chicken Recipe

“Being a full-time mother as well as helping my husband on our ranch, I’m always looking for simple meals for the slow cooker. My family really likes this hearty main dish.” Colleen Faber — Buffalo, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 chicken leg quarters, skin removed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic


  • 1. With a sharp knife, cut leg quarters at the joints if desired. Place in a 4-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic; pour over chicken.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
    Freeze option: Cool chicken in sauce. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through slowly in a covered skillet until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each equals 245 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 1,063 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 28 g protein.

Reviews for Soy-Garlic Chicken

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"I thought this had a good flavor. I had to cook the chicken 6hours for them to be done although may have been because they were rather large. I thickened the sauce using a little cornstarch and cold water and served with rice. Unfortunately, hubby did not like this so I will not make again since it is just the two of us."

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2015

"Followed the recipe exactly and my husband said it was good. Will make again."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"Increadibly tasty, tender, and juicy!"

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"This recipe has such a great taste to it and chicken is very tender! I do like to thicken the gravy a bit first with cornstarch and water before serving."

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2012

"I make this recipe quite often. I use boneless chicken thighs instead of legs and it only takes a couple of hours to cook. Really yummy."

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

"I have made this recipe several times, and my family loves it! The chicken is so tender and quite flavorful. I typically use boneless, skinless thighs when I make it."

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"I used Bragg's Amino Acid instead of soy sauce, it is not nearly as high in sodium and is certified non GMO."

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"We thought this was just TERRIBLE. No flavor whatsoever. I took the sauce, added corn starch, tomato paste, fresh winter savory and thyme, and garlic powder, and cooked it down to a gravy, which my husband said saved the recipe. Will NOT make again. Yuck."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"Tasty sauce but it was a bit on the salty side - not surprising with so much soy sauce... I simmered chicken tenders in the sauce for a while rather than cooking the dish in the crock pot. The kids loved it!"

Reviewed May. 28, 2011

"I have made this chicken several times. It is so easy and comes out very tender."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"My daughter LOVED this and she is super picky!"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"This dish was so easy and full of flavor. This is now one of our favorite recipes!"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"This is one of the best recipes I have ever tried for my slow cooker. I had to cut back on soy sauce but it was still delicious! Thank you"

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

"LOVED it! Made it as described, except to cook it on high for the first hour due to time. Very tasty and delicious!!"

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"Had everything on hand to fancy ingredients! Quick, easy and very tasty!"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"Excellent flavor. Very easy to prepare."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2009

"Very easy to prepare. I made if for my husband and daughter last night because I had to work. I ate the left overs for lunch today. It was delicious. I used 1/3 cup soy sauce and the rest water, because we ran out of soy sauce and less sodium that way."

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"We love this! Super yummy!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer