A sweet and tangy, super easy, and inexpensive crock pot chicken dish made with pantry staples!

Serves: 4


1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth

1 packet onion soup mix

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

cracked red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

8 chicken legs (about 2 1/2 pounds)


  1. Coat a 5-6 quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, ketchup, chicken broth, onion soup mix, salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of cracked red pepper flakes.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Season chicken with a little salt and pepper; sauté for about 3 minutes per side, until they have a golden crust. Transfer to slow cooker along with the sauce mixture.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice.