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Soy-Ginger Chicken

Bone-in chicken becomes moist and tender when cooked with sliced carrots and green onions in a rich ginger-soy sauce that’s brightened with brown sugar, balsamic vinegar and coriander. —Kael Harvey, Brooklyn, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds), skin removed
  • 4 chicken drumsticks (about 1 pound), skin removed
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 piece fresh gingerroot (about 2 inches), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Hot cooked rice and minced fresh cilantro


  • Place chicken, carrots and green onions in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, vinegar, coriander and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over top. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  • Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Pour juices into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken and rice; sprinkle servings with cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving (calculated without rice): 346 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 1362mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 40g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Oct 21, 2016

    This was good but I have had better chicken dishes and family was not impressed. I will be giving it 1 more chance as I am finally ditching by 40 year old slow cooker for a new model. I am hoping that will make a difference in the taste of all my slow cooker recipes.

  • lurky27
    Mar 16, 2016

    I doubled the recipe, using 5 lbs of drumsticks. I didn't have balsamic vinegar so used red wine vinegar with a bit of sugar added. I used 2 tsp ground ginger instead of gingerroot & omitted coriander. Yummy!- Theresa

  • peytie
    Jan 9, 2015

    Yummo! Excellent flavor combo. Didn't have fresh, so used powdered ginger. Will use fresh next time. Hardest part was "skinning" the chicken. Added more balsamic cuz I love it. Family loved it as well. Will definitely make this again!

  • annaf27
    Oct 6, 2014

    We weren't huge fans of this one. Seemed a bit bland/boring.

  • 6d1yy
    Feb 7, 2014

    So great so easy!!!!

  • Remenec
    Jan 21, 2014

    This was a delicious recipe. I used a pound of skinless chicken breasts and it turned out really tender. The chicken was very flavorful, but I added a teaspoon of Italian seasonings and an extra tablespoon of balsamic vinegar for added zest. I may add some additional carrots next time, as well. Overall, this was a savory chicken dish.

  • B52shot
    May 20, 2013

    No comment left

  • jlondri
    Jan 26, 2013

    Really good! The only thing I would do differently next time would be to add some stir fry veggies. Something to add a bit of crunch and freshness. Fair warning--the smell will make you hungry ALL DAY!!

  • sgallirn
    Jan 25, 2013

    Very, very good....smells wonderful in the house when it's cooking. The flavors all blend beautifully.