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Soy-Garlic Chicken

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken leg quarter: 246 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 1022mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • retiredcookie2000
    Feb 6, 2021

    A very good recipe. Will definitely make it again!

  • DianeC23
    Jan 3, 2018

    Very good recipe, and very quick to make. I used chicken breasts instead, and pressure cooker rather than slow cooker (to save time). I'll make this one again!

  • Dipi_Dragon
    Nov 2, 2017

    Excellent recipe. Will make again. May try with pork as well

  • lisahughes
    May 5, 2016

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

  • newrecipejunkie
    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
    Mar 31, 2015

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

  • cbenne12
    Mar 6, 2015

    Increadibly tasty, tender, and juicy!

  • ivorykeys
    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.

  • cdarr
    Jun 15, 2013

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  • mrskgraves
    Apr 22, 2013

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