Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Submitted by Katherine Hean

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

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Serving: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes


  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (or any chicken pieces you like, I used drumsticks)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley


  • Butter is only necessary if you want to brown the chicken skins first - season with salt and pepper before browning (otherwise omit the butter).
  • If not browning the chicken first mix the salt and pepper with all the other ingredients with the chicken in the slow cooker.
  • I cooked on low for 6 hours and because the sauce did not completely cover the chicken whenever I thought of it I turned the chicken and basted with a bit of a sauce. By the end of the 6 hours the sauce was thinner than I expected so I finished the sauce off on the stove top to thicken it a bit and give a lovely caramelised flavour.

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