Brown Sugar Crock Pot Chicken is one of those crockpot recipes that are super delicious, family-friendly, and super easy to make!

Brown Sugar Crock Pot Chicken

This is one of those wonderful crock pot recipes that have little to no prep.

No need to brown the chicken or even chop a bunch of veggies!

Essentially, you place the chicken in the slow cooker, mix the seasonings and then sprinkle them on, mix the sauce ingredients together and pour it over.

The chicken cooks slowly in a crock pot, for 4-6 hours,  making it moist and tender.

When the chicken is ready, its wonderful fork tender.

This is my Go To Crock Pot.
Honestly, regardless of the season, I’m cooking in this baby on a weekly basis!

Winter, Spring, Summer of Fall!

I’ve got something cooking in my crock.

I love the large oval shape because it works well with whatever I’m cooking.

The crock is removable so it’s easy-peasy to clean.

The clips on the top are not used during the cooking time, but rather, are used to secure the lid to the crock for traveling ~~Brilliant!!

The sauce is made with just a few pantry staples, then thicken right before serving, in a saucepan with a bit of cornstarch.

You can use skin on or skinless chicken thighs.

When this recipe is made with skin on thighs, the sauce is even better because some of the fat from the skin melts into the sauce.

I make it and enjoy it, both ways.

Since it’s the summer “bathing suit season”, today I made this with a skinless thigh.

It’s a little more figure friendly that way 🙂

Brown Sugar Crock Pot Chicken

Remember to allow a little time before you serve this to thicken the sauce!

When the chicken has finished cooking in the crockpot, the sauce is watery.

Just remove the chicken to a plate and cover it with aluminum foil.

Use a large ladle to transfer most of the sauce into a saucepan.

Add a mixture of cornstarch and water, heat it up, boil until it’s nice and thick, then pour it back in the crockpot.

Stir or whisk together the thickened sauce with any sauce that might have escaped the ladling process.

Add the chicken back to the crockpot and flip it over to coat it nicely with the sauce.

Now get ready to enjoy some darn good sweet and tender chicken!

I like to serve this with brown or white rice and a simple vegetable.

The tender chicken covered with the sweet brown sugar sauce is the star here.

Everything else takes a back seat and has a supporting role!


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Brown Sugar Crock Pot Chicken

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 848 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 Packages~7 Or 8 Pieces Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Lawry's Seasoning Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar Packed
  • 6 Ounces Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch Dissolved in 2 Tablespoons Cold Water


  1. Place chicken in a crockpot.

  2. In a small dish, stir together salt, pepper, Lawrys Seasoning Salt, and garlic powder.  Sprinkle half the mixed seasonings over chicken thighs, then flip the chicken over and sprinkle the other side with the remaining seasoning.

  3. In another small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, pineapple juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour sauce evenly over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-6, or until tender,  depending on the size and thickness of the thighs.
  4. Remove thighs to a plate and cover. Transfer sauce to a saucepan and stir in the cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture is nice and thick. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Brown Sugar Crock Pot Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 848 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 214mg 71%
Sodium 2622mg 109%
Potassium 969mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 146g 49%
Sugars 124g
Protein 44g 88%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 20.6%
Calcium 13.4%
Iron 19.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Source: Adapted From Deep South Dish