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Sweet and Saucy Chicken Recipe

Sweet and Saucy Chicken Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional 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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keely27 User ID: 4249986 246622
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2016

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

lepleyracing User ID: 1497870 232908
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5946195 214696
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

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

tlbdlb4evr User ID: 4229718 168189
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7635575 107152
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2623692 102625
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2650977 211151
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3477171 172599
Reviewed 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."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 101483
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"I used thighs and they were yummy!!!!!!!!!"

away720 User ID: 3757596 166826
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"This was some of the best chicken I've ever cooked. I'm not usually a big fan of chicken because I find it to be dry but I thought this might be a recipe my husband would like so I gave it a chance. I'll be making it often. The chicken fell off the bone and was so tender. And the sauce is delicious! I was a little concerned because I have to use gluten-free flour blends so I wasn't sure it would thicken it enough. It definitely did and served over gluten-free egg noodles...YUM! My husband in on his third helping as I type this."

pamdevone User ID: 3875916 183996
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"This was delicious."

JadaWolf User ID: 5567327 183815
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"I have this recipe in my Everyday slow cooker cook book. I have made it many times with great success. This recipe also works really really good with a pork roast!"

laughingmama User ID: 7331666 168187
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"I made this last night and everyone LOVED it! My kids usually put ranch on everything and they didn't with this. It was delicious! This is definitely a keeper! Thanks for the amazing recipe!"

reedsgirl User ID: 6951104 101480
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"It's a great meal, but a major mess to cleaning out my crock pot. Needless to say we enjoyed it over my homemade fried rice and it was a hit."

TE81 User ID: 5351607 183994
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"Loved this recipe! So yummy! Will definitely be making this again! Lots of extra sauce to put over rice."

choc52 User ID: 434649 107151
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"Don't know what I did wrong. I followed directions except used boneless, skinless chicken breasts but my sauce turned out as thin as water -- not at all like the picture. When I boiled it it thickened up like the recipe said, but after sitting in the crockpot with the chicken it was like water. Other than that, the sauce tasted good and chicken was tender. I will use the recipe again because I like the ease of using a crockpot. Would welcome any comments/ideas regarding how to get the sauce to look like the picture. Was everyone else's thin also? Thanks."

Aseleener User ID: 4375342 172598
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

"My husband doesn't like bone-in chicken, so I used 6 breast cutlets. Very good. I increased the soy to 1/2 cup and used 1 tsp onion powder instead of dried minced onion. I served it over orzo. Other than that, I didn't change a thing. I'll definitely be making this again."

a642483 User ID: 3027293 166824
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"Wish I had used dark meat like the others. My chicken on bone was very dry - like overcooked. Sauce is delicious and will make again!"

cnscilley User ID: 4573278 185844
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"I made this chicken and my husband and his family loved it. I used a package of chicken thighs to have the dark meat and followed the rest of the recipe to a T. Had it in the slow cooker for about 5 hours and the chicken was so moist and delicious - it fell right off the bone. Yum! Very easy recipe that was delicious. This is a keeper!"

nancye49 User ID: 4289123 185842
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2011

"Wonderful recipe. I didn't have a whole chicken but I had a bag of dark meat with skin on. Also used a whole onion instead of dried. Turned out great will make again. Nancy"

arhoton User ID: 1311117 101476
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"I don't see any nutritional info and would be pleased if you would e-mail this to me: [email protected] Thanks!"

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