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Slow Cooker Ginger Chicken – Recipe!

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If you are looking for a super-duper easy slow cooker recipe, you have found it – Slow Cooker Ginger Chicken.  This recipe is fall-off-the bone delicious with tons of flavor and it couldn’t be any simpler to make.  The sauce is whipped up in a measuring cup and poured over the chicken, after browning and then placed into a slow cooker for 3 hours, that’s it.

The Asian flavors of ginger and garlic with a hint of soy, make this dish better any any take-out you can find.  It is perfect for very busy families, college students and people who just want a flavorful no-fuss meal.  I like to serve Slow Cooker Ginger Chicken over rice, but quinoa is great too and the leftovers make for a great lunch the next day.


1 pound chicken thighs, bone in with skin

1 pound chicken legs

2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced

2 cloves garlic

1/2 jalapeno, red or green

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 teaspoon rice vinegar

2 teaspoon sesame oil



vegetable oil

rice, optional

parsley leaves, optional

(Serves 4-6)

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To Prepare:

1.  In the slow cooker insert or in a large pot, add 1 tablespoon oil and place over medium heat.  Salt and pepper the chicken on both sides.  Add the chicken to the pot and brown for 4 minutes, turn over and brown the other side for 3 minutes.

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2.  Mince the garlic and grate the ginger.  Slice the jalapeno thinly.  Add the garlic, ginger and jalapeno to a measuring cup, along with soy sauce, chicken broth, rice vinegar and sesame oil, stir.  After the chicken is done browning, pour the sauce over the chicken.

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3.  Allow the sauce to simmer and then place the insert into the slow cooker, or pour into the slow cooker to cook on high for 3 hours.  If you don’t have a slow cooker, turn the heat to simmer and cook for 2 hours on the stove top. When the chicken is done, spoon over steamed rice and sprinkle with fresh parsley, enjoy!

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