Memory Lane Chicken


August 10, 2018

Memory Lane Chicken 5 0 5 8

Tomato & soy chicken just like my Aunty Muriel used to make #memories

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • 5 mins

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 5 mins

  • Yields: 6


2kg chicken drumsticks

1/4 cup low salt soy sauce

1 cup tomato sauce


1Add chicken to slow cooker

2Combine sauces and pour over chicken

3Cook on low for 5hrs

4— Notes

5My Aunty Muriel always used this sauce mix to baste whole chickens with for many years, so now the taste takes me right back to childhood memories 🙂

6Today I decided to slow cook it instead with drumsticks but you could also use chicken fillets or wings (reduce time to 3-4hrs depending on your slow cooker)

7If you wish to avoid the liquid that builds up with slow cooking you could also use the tea towel trick (if you will be home) or without it as I did today 🙂

Submitted by Paulene Christie


19 Reviews

Julie Jones

December 28, 2021

We love this recipe. It is so tasty AND so easy.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 14, 2021

1kg of breast will only need around 3hrs low – sometimes 4 in some cookers but it can dry out if overcooked


December 13, 2021

1kg of breast 🙂

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 13, 2021

How much less chicken? What cut of chicken? 🙂


December 13, 2021

Excited to try this tonight! If using less chicken, should I shorten the cooking time? Thanks!

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 4, 2021

How was it Rachel? 🙂


September 1, 2021

Hi making this tonight can’t wait to try it .


March 29, 2021

Delicious! Added sweet chilli sauce. Cooked lovely

Janice Smith

January 14, 2021

Made this for hubby who has been unwell went down a treat. Will try adding some honey next time I cook this. Thanks for another great recipe.


December 7, 2020

Grandkid arriving today.
I was out shopping and spotted drumsticks on sale.

Walked in the door at home , washed hands and within 3 minutes had this recipe cooking.

It is so tasty and easy .
A great recipe at this busy time of year.


July 24, 2020

What is the tea towel trick ?


July 22, 2020

So simple to make and really enjoyed it. I made it with breasts and put it with rice. Lovely 😊

Natalie Chellew

May 28, 2019

So easy and amazing flavour! I used drumsticks and added a teaspoon of minced garlic and some cracked pepper to the sauce. Will make again for sure.

Any cooker you can fit that many in is fine 🙂 3L at a push maybe but anything 5L or larger will be fine for sure


November 6, 2018

Hi just wanting to know what size slow cooker to use for 2kg of drumsticks please

Jodie Leemhuis

November 3, 2018

OMG what a brilliant little recipe you have shared with us Paulene 😊 Really quick prep and minimal ingredients required to make this and the taste is out of this world 😋😍🙂 Only change I made was adding 1 TBS each of crushed garlic and onion flakes and chicken thigh fillets. Cooked on low for 4hrs, stirred 2hrs into cooking time and thought it looked too saucy so popped a tea towel under the lid for the final 2 hrs. Biggest mistake ever…I lost too much of the gorgeous sauce doing this!! We served with rice. Will try with a whole chook next and won’t use a tea towel 😉 Love this recipe Paulene, it’s a 10 out of 10 from us 😁🙂


September 29, 2018

Tried this today!!! Loved how only 3 ingredients, so easily yet tasted so good!! I used 3 large “maryland” cuts which fell apart once cooked, served with a creamy mash (cooked in 1.5lt slow cooker) with side vege!! Kids enjoyed this one!! Will add to my make again list 😁 thank you for sharing recipe!!!

Tamira Janssen

August 26, 2018

We absolutely loved this recipe. The chicken was so tender and the flavour was amazing!!

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