Warm up with this Crockpot Recipe!

It’s Michigan, it’s winter and it gets cold! Making this my favorite time of year to use my crockpot. There is no shortage of cookbooks and online recipes to search through. I thought I would share one of my favorites with you and save you the trouble. This recipe will feed 5-6 people, depending on the people you are feeding. Sometimes I even have leftovers when my teenage kid isn’t around!

Crock Pot Sweet Garlic Chicken


  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup 7-Up or Sprite
  • 2-3 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)

1- Place washed and trimmed chicken breasts in a crockpot. Mix together brown sugar, vinegar, soda, garlic, soy sauce, and pepper together and pour over chicken. {You can spray the crockpot with Pam first to make it easier to clean later. I’ve never tried using one of those crockpot liners.}

2- Cook on low for for 5-6 hours or high for 4 hours.  You can tell it’s done when it starts to fall apart.  Gently remove chicken and pour the remaining juices into a saucepan. 

3- Mix the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl and add to the saucepan with the juices.  Whisk over high heat until well blended. Let the sauce come to a boil for 2-3 minutes until it starts to thicken and looks like a glaze. {It will thicken up a little as it cools.}

4- Top the chicken with the glaze and optional red pepper flakes. {I like to pull the chicken apart a little, but not as much as when you do shredded chicken/pulled pork. My favorite way to serve it is over white rice but you can do mashed potatoes or serve it on a hoagie style roll if you prefer.}

5- ENJOY !!

5 thoughts on “Warm up with this Crockpot Recipe!

  1. I saw your post the other day that took me to your blog. I was reading about the karaoke subject and your experience with music. I find it hard to believe your old enough to know of the same records and sounds . Every one you listed I’m more than familiar with. The comment about getting them too hot happened to me too. It was my sisters bedroom and I left the records in from of the heat register. She had a box type record player and a lot of Elvis which wasn’t really my style except for a few songs here and there. A lot of Beatles too.We used to go to the record store which was just a few blocks away in the North Flint Plaza. I would always make sure to pick up the billboard top hits flyer while I was there while she shopped for records. She is 6 years older so purchase power at my age was still lean until I got a paper route. Of course by then everything was starting to get anti establishment and psychedelic and I took my fair share of brainwashing and drugs. I just wanted to say after watching you and hubbys karaoke video with the link to here I was one of the mic in hand pretenders too. After seeing the Beatles get off the plane and playing on Ed Sullivan and maybe the Shea concert I said I want to be bigger than the Beatles. It was the girls screaming that drove me to that thought.I was going to make a comment today on the Tawas site seeing that it’s some kind of voting day. Shannon Bondi for Mayor of Tawas and hubby for chief financial officer but figured it would be political . Don’t let hubby kill me just for making a comment. I’m easy to find and I have 2 kids so take it easy on me. Keep up the good work.


    1. Music does have a way of taking you back to other times doesn’t it? I’m sorry you lost your record collection too!

      I have no desire to be political, haha! I’ll stick to my volunteer positions 🙂


  2. I have all the fixings for that except the chicken and 7 up. I do have a lot of turkey that I vacuum sealed in the freezer though. I made a large pot of vegetable bean soup the other day with smoked turkey garlic mixed veggies and anything else i could think of. Turned out real good. I soaked the beans but even after cooking in the crock pot/pressure cooker all day the beans were still a bit crunchy so I put the pot on pressure for 45 minutes and that was the trick. I try to eat healthy and I bought an eggplant the other day. So I’m curious how that will go. I seen some easy recipes with crushed tomatoes that I’m going to try soon. Your recipe sounds delic. Next trip into town I’ll have to get more chicken. Before the wife passed we got hooked on boneless chicken thighs. Thanks for the recipe. and wow your famous got your own web site. Keep up the super work you do for the community. Nothing like sitting down to nice warm meal here in our area especially on a day like this.


    1. Thanks Roger! I enjoy blogging, it’s a good outlet for me. I’m glad to read that you are still cooking, sounds like you’ve made some cool things. You’ll have to let me know it goes if you make this recipe.


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