Slow Cooker Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

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Slow Cooker Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken is made with just five ingredients in your slow cooker. Sticky, garlicky, sweet fall apart bacon and chicken.

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Slow Cooker Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken is right in line with all the bacon brown sugar goodness on the blog. It is hard to argue with these magic ingredients working well together. Let’s take a ride down memory lane together!

This may shock you because how many ways can this be done? But yes, bacon, chicken, slow cooker goodness. This feels like one of those toys you buy where you can swap out all the clothing pieces individually on the magnet doll.

And yes, salmon version coming in the new year along with a whole chicken, chicken wings and more.

Look I can’t even say I haven’t enjoyed making and eating all the versions. They are DELICIOUS!

Plus they’re so easy its amost funny. I mean this one is six ingredients if you count salt and pepper. I don’t but according to this Facebook video I posted for the chicken tenders people were pretty mad at me for not counting salt and pepper. I called shenanigans and no one thought I was funny, haha.

Some notes about this Slow Cooker Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken:

  • Make it in the oven: Set it on a sheet pan just like you would in the slow cooker and roast at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes (you may want to use foil).
  • Like things spicy? Add in crushed red pepper or a squirt of Sriracha.
  • Do you like a deeper, more molasses kind of flavor? Try dark brown sugar.
  • Do not add any liquid! I know it can be scary to cook dry in a slow cooker, the chicken will release a lot of liquids.

Slow Cooker Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken in pot

Tools Used in the making of these Slow Cooker Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken:
Slow Cooker: Love this slow cooker and how programmable it is, it has been a workhorse for me… until…
My New Slow Cooker: This recipe was made in this slow cooker. For larger roasts I also brown the meat in the insert and not lose a bunch of the flavor by transferring the meat and leaving the browned bits behind. If you’re thinking of a new slow cooker, consider it if your budget is open.

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Slow Cooker Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

4.87 from 15 votes
  • Yield: 5 Servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Slow Cooker Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken is made with just five ingredients in your slow cooker. Sticky, garlicky, sweet fall apart bacon and chicken.

Ingredients

  • 5 chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar , packed

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Add the chicken, salt, pepper and garlic to the slow cooker.
  2. Mix it up then flip the chicken skin side up.
  3. Wrap each thigh in two slices of bacon.
  4. Sprinkle on the brown sugar.
  5. Cook on low for 8-9 hours or on high for 5-6 hours.

Recipe Notes

In case you find the chicken is not as caramelized in your slow cooker as the photos it could be your slow cooker runs a little cooler than mine. In that case put the chicken on a sheet pan and cook under a broiler for 45-90 seconds while watching it like a hawk to and removing before your garlic starts burning.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 5 Servings, Amount per serving: 379 calories, Calories: 379g, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 136mg, Sodium: 629mg, Potassium: 396mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 45g, Vitamin C: 1g, Calcium: 30g, Iron: 1.2g

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Keywords: crock pot chicken, crockpot sweet garlic chicken, slow cooker bacon brown sugar garlic chicken
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6 ingredients in this Slow Cooker Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken. SO EASY TO MAKE!
Slow Cooker Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken is made with just five ingredients in your slow cooker. Sticky, garlicky, sweet fall apart bacon and chicken goodness.
The easiest most delicious slow cooker chicken recipe we've made with chicken, bacon, brown sugar and garlic!

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  1. Made this earlier this week for a group of girlfriends (while husbands were out doing man things) . . . they absolutely devoured this very simple-to-make chicken dish. And my house smelled so-o-o-o good. Served with roasted whole cauliflower, hasselback potatoes, and green salad. Great, simple meal! Thank you, Sabrina!

  2. I made this last night for dinner for the second time. This time I precooked the bacon slightly before wrapping the chicken with it. It was amazing! The first time I made it the bacon wasn’t cooked @ 30 min and I didn’t want the chicken to dry out while the bacon finished cooking! I also added Gouda cheese on top of chicken before wrapping with bacon.

  3. Made this tonight for dinner and it is delicious! My 2 girls ate it up. I made it on a sheet pan and use boneless chicken thighs (the hubby doesn’t care for bone in). Served with your Stick of Butter Rice (chicken flavored) and steamed broccoli. Will make again with a squirt of Sriracha!

    1. So glad you enjoyed – thank you for coming back and leaving a review. Also, love how you shared that it was a complete meal. Thank you Deborah!