Soy-Garlic Chicken Recipe
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Soy-Garlic Chicken Recipe

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Because I’m a full-time mom and help my husband on our ranch, I’m always looking for simple yet hearty meals for the slow cooker. My family really likes this one. —Colleen Faber, Buffalo, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 245 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 1063mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Soy-Garlic Chicken in Simple & Delicious September/October 2009, p54

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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lisahughes User ID: 8721992 247898
Reviewed May. 5, 2016

"This was great! I would not change a thing. An easy make ahead meal."

newrecipejunkie User ID: 876567 237151
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."

zookeeperk User ID: 819663 223928
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2015

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

cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 222163
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"Increadibly tasty, tender, and juicy!"

ivorykeys User ID: 7909575 167687
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."

Kimmu-chan User ID: 3487168 145052
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."

farmlawrence User ID: 315126 106651
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."

MrsKase User ID: 3265136 117783
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."

buklbny User ID: 1801177 115420
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."

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 166146
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!"

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