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
parsley leaves, optional
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.
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.
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!