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Sweet and Saucy Chicken

I can't remember were this recipe came from, but I've been making it for several years. Everyone who tries it enjoys it. When the chicken is done cooking, it's so tender it falls off the bone.—Mrs. Patricia Weir, Chilliwack, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (4 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice or egg noodles, optional


  • Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and flour. Stir in the water, vinegar and soy sauce. Add the ketchup, onion, mustard, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken juices run clear. Serve with rice or noodles if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 349 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 802mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein.

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  • ellimaye1
    Jun 13, 2018

    This is similar to a recipe that I have in which you bake the chicken. It was good, but I would stick to my original recipe over this one.

  • Michelle
    Sep 5, 2017

    I've made this recipe several times and gotten great results every time; compliments from adult guests and a hit with kids. I have one picky eater child, in our family, and this is his favorite meal. The regular (more adventurous) eaters love it, too.

  • keely27
    Apr 5, 2016

    A tasty,easy dinner, and maybe even better as leftovers

  • lepleyracing
    Sep 15, 2015

    This had a good taste but my sauce came out really runny. When I cooked it on the stove it was thick but thinned out during the crock pot cooking process. I followed the recipe as written other then I used boneless chicken breasts.

  • cwbuff2
    Dec 12, 2014

    When the chicken is done, it's so tender it just falls off the bone!

  • tlbdlb4evr
    Sep 13, 2014

    This was awesome. My husband and I ate this delicious chicken until we were stuffed! Only made two changes. I did not have any white vinegar, so I used regular apple cider vinegar and since we do not eat dark meat, I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and wings. Also, the sauce was absolutely delicious over the rice.

  • HEXA
    May 18, 2014

    This is a very tasty dish to come home to after a long days work. Very tasty, and hearty when served over rice. However I will switch to boneless pieces next time.

  • JediCSI
    Jan 16, 2014

    I used boneless chicken thighs. I found it to be almost too sweet, but that could have been from using dark brown sugar. If I make it again, I'll try it with light brown sugar. It was very easy to make. I layered the chicken with the sauce and served it over noodles.

  • kpkaren
    Jan 11, 2014

    Made this for my family and they loved it. I used boneless thighs instead of a whole chicken and it was wonderful. Served it over rice. The sauce was perfect. This is a keeper.

  • Deana Sims
    Jan 8, 2014

    This is a very delicious meal. The chicken just falls off the bones it is so tender and moist. The sauce accents rice perfectly. It is one that I will make again and again! I did double the sauce so that I would have extra for the rice and because I did not have white vinegar I used apple cider vinegar instead but it was still wonderful.