Cooking Time:4-5 hours
Ingredients4 lb. chicken thighs (skin)
2 c. light brown sugar
1/2 c. sprite (coke)
4 T. crushed garlic (fresh)
2/3 c. red wine vinegar
2/3 c. balsamic vinegar
4 T. light soy sauce
couscous or rice of your choice, cooked
- Place all ingredients except couscous/rice in a slow cooker. (Optional: Add cherry tomatoes!)
- Cover. Cook on Low 4-5 hours.
- Remove chicken from Crock and if desired, remove the bones and skin. (I have use boneless/skinless chicken breasts for this recipe – just be sure not to overcook!)
- Place the couscous/rice in a bowl and then top with the boneless/skinless Balsamic Chicken and some liquid from the slow cooker and sprinkle with feta cheese.
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How would I go about making this recipe with chicken breasts?
Katie you would make it just the same, you would want to cut it into pieces. The difference between the breast and thighs is that the thighs are usually very moist. But it will still be very, very good! Enjoy and Happy Crocking!
I only have diet coke! Any substitutes for the soda??
Hi Susan, you could use chicken broth, but it will change the taste of the original recipe. Others say they don’t like the taste using diet coke, but if you like diet coke, it may work fine for you. Hope this helps, and Happy Crocking!
So do you use sprite or coke?
99% of of a day’s cholesterol?? Are there any substitutions that may help make this a little more healthy?
Hi Rachel – I believe that the nutritional calculator I use includes the chicken skin, which I recommend actually removing. You could also sub chicken breast to make it a little healthier. Thanks & Happy Crocking!
This recipe was awesome and my 7 yr old have it a thumbs up! I especially loved how easy it was to make. Definitely better with chicken thighs vs.breasts.
What does the T. stand for? Teaspoon or tablespoon?
Tablespoon. 🙂 Happy Crocking!
Your recipe ingredients say: sprite (coke). Which one should be used, sprite or coke?
It calls for sprite, but I have used Coke also.
Is the nutritional guide information for 1 serving or the entire meal?
It is per serving Christie!
By crushed garlic, dp you mean finely minced or pressed?
Hi Brittany, you an mince it, but I sometimes take my knife and crush it very fine. But make it the way you would enjoy it! Thanks for the question, and Happy Crocking!
Will taking the skin off after it’s cooked make the chicken loose it’s flavor?
What’s the purpose of the soda? Can something else like a tablespoon of sugar be used with the chicken broth?
Nanette make this recipe your own, I just hope you will post back and let all of us know how it turned out. Happy Crocking! 🙂
Another question, I want to use chicken cutlets for all of your chicken recipes instead of chicken breast with bone. Hoe long would you suggest the cooking time be? an approximation would be helpful, if you can… thanks
Nanette I would be afraid to give you an exact time, you will need to make a couple recipes and check them early, and you will get a better idea of how to adjust the crocking time. Hope this gives you a little help! 🙂
What are the tomatoes pictured? Are they sun – dried or raw cherry tomatoes or what? Are they cooked at all? It looks delicious and would like to try it the way you have it pictured.
Hi Sara, it is optional in step #1, and you add the cherry tomatoes with the ingredients. Happy Crocking!
Would chicken legs work with this recipe?
You would still need to remove the chicken from the bones, but you can use any chicken you would like. Enjoy and Happy Crocking!
Is 1/2 c sprite 1/2 cup or can?? And which did you like better coke or sprite?
Yes Mary that would be 1/2 cup of sprite… Enjoy! and Happy Crocking! 🙂
Extremely high in calorie and carb mainly due to the soda and brown sugar i’m sure… Have you tried diet soda and a substitute for the brown sugar? Or less brown sugar? This sounds amazing to me but i’m diabetic and this will send me over the top LOL 😉
Laura with all the recipes on my site, I encourage others to make the recipe their own for all reasons especially health issues. You can reduce the brown sugar by half, and add 1 tsp. vanilla flavoring and you will get the desired sweetness. Happy Crocking!
What is the serving size for this recipe? I used a kitchen conversion calculator app to find out what 480g would be equivalent to and it looks like it’s about 1 pound. No one in my family eats 1 lb. of chicken in one sitting so if we cut the serving size down then the nutritional values would look much different. You may want to consider changing the serving size that your nutritional calculator uses to make this recipe even more appealing. I initially thought it looked delicious but was concerned that there was 900 calories and 99% of the… Read more »
There is way too much added liquid. Ended up like soup.
Thanks for the feedback Bob, the chicken cooks in the juices, and the recipe says to place the chicken with some juice on the rice or couscous and sprinkle with the feta cheese. If you feel like you need to reduce the liquid you certainly can. Thanks again for the feedback. Happy Crocking!