This recipe for Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken in the slow cooker is sweet and tangy and, well…sticky! It’s one of my favorite crock pot recipes for chicken.


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of minced ginger
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 3 lbs chicken breast, thighs, legs, etc.
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste


  1. Combine 1/4 cup sugar,  2 tablespoon soy sauce , ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper in a bowl or zipper bag; add chicken and toss to coat.
  2. Place in a slow cooker and cook on low for about 4 hours or until done.
  3. When done place chicken in a broiler proof dish.
  4. Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar, water, and tomato paste, and remaining soy sauce.
  5. Brush on chicken and cook under the broiler for about 5 minutes or until chicken is slightly crisp.  Keep a close watch on the chicken under the broiler.