Easy "Chinese" Crock Pot Chicken

Chinese Crock Pot Chicken

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  • Total: 8 hrs 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
527 Calories
23g Fat
30g Carbs
48g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 527
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 2050mg 89%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 48g
Calcium 60mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Soy sauce adds extra flavor to this simple crock pot recipe. Feel free to enhance the basic recipe with your own favorite combination of spices and seasonings.


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup tomato/vegetable juice or tomato sauce diluted with water
  • Salt, pepper, or other spices (to taste)
  • 3 pounds chicken thighs, drumsticks, wings or a mixed combination

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine the soy sauce, brown sugar and juice and any spices you are using in the bottom of the crockpot.

  3. Add the chicken.

  4. Cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours (overcooking is difficult for this recipe!). The chicken can also be cooked on high heat for the first 1 1/2 hours and then turned to low (use your best judgment). The chicken is done if the meat falls off the bone when removed.

  5. Serve the chicken over rice along with steamed vegetables for a full meal.

  6. Enjoy!