Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Chicken

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PREP TIME 10 mins
COOK TIME 5 hours 5 mins
TOTAL TIME 5 hours 15 mins

INGREDIENTS

3 lbs boned-in skinless chicken thighs (10 pieces)
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
½ tsp of Creole or Cajun seasoning
½ tsp garlic powder
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
¾ cup pineapple juice
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp water

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix together Cajun seasoning and garlic powder.
  • Sprinkle seasoning over chicken pieces and then place chicken into the slow cooker.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, pineapple juice and soy sauce; pour over and around chicken. Cover and cook on low for about 5 hours. Using a tong, transfer chicken from the slow cooker to a platter and loosely tent with aluminum foil.
  • Prepare the sauce: Transfer remaining mixture from the crockpot to a saucepan and place on the stovetop. Turn the heat to medium high and let the mixture comes to a boil. Whisk together the water and cornstarch until there are no lumps. Slowly stir into the boiling sauce until fully incorporated and continue boiling for about 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture thickens.
  • Brush the sauce over each chicken thigh and serve the remaining sauce at the table.
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