Soy-Garlic Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours


6 servings

Updated: Jul. 13, 2023
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


  • 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.

Can you freeze Soy-Garlic Chicken?

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; add 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.