Easy Recipes: Crockpot Candy Chicken

If you have been a follower of my site for long, you know one of my favorite meals to cook is called Crockpot Candy Chicken.


I found it 4 or so years ago over on the Crockpot Lady’s website and it was an instant score at our house.

Not only is it a common feature on my weekly meal plan, but I also talk about it all the time in the meal planning classes that I do. It is one of those awesome recipes that requires little  effort- you just dump it all in the crockpot and dinner is done in 4-6 hours.

I put my chicken in the crockpot frozen every time I make it. This is a huge time saver for me.

We love this fail-proof dinner and always serve it over steamed rice with a little bit of the juices drizzled over. Easy recipes like this are such a win-win!

Serve it with your favorite veggie (fresh carrots are awesome) and a dinner roll and dinner is done.

how to make crockpot candy  chicken


  • 6 large chicken breasts (or you can do any chicken parts)
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c Sprite or any lemon lime soda
  • 2/3 c vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves (or 2 T of the jarred stuff), minced
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1 t crushed black pepper

Add your chicken to the crockpot.

Like I said, frozen is fine.

add frozen chicken to the crockpot

Add the garlic, brown sugar and black pepper right over the chicken.

add garlic

Pour in the vinegar and lemon lime soda.

lemon lime soda in the crockpot over chicken

Easy, right?

Pop a lid on it and let it cook in high for 4-6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.

Remember, do not take the lid off. Every time to take the lid off of your crockpot it adds 20 minutes of cook time. Read my 10 crockpot cooking tips to ensure a successful recipe every time!

how to make candy chicken in the crockpot

When it is done it will look like this.

My mouth is watering!

crockpot candy chicken


I originally fell in love with Crockpot Candy Chicken over on Stephanie O’dea’s site.

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  1. Emily says

    Yummy!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up to the Tasteful Tuesday party @Nap-TimeCreations.com. Make sure to follow my blog via bloglovin, GFC or facebook so you don’t miss out on my features posts… it could be YOU :o)

  2. says

    What a great dish, can’t wait to try it. Your recipe is fabulous and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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