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Gluten Free Dairy Free Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

It seems that I am naturally drawn to those recipes that can be thrown into the slow cooker and left alone.  Having two small children at home, the ease of this recipe on both cooking day and serving day is definitely attractive!  You simply throw all the ingredients together in the slow cooker or a freezer bag.  This chicken has a nice combination of flavors.  It isn’t too garlicky or too sweet, and there is a nice balance that every one will enjoy.  I enjoy serving this on top of rice, along with some fresh vegetables.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken


mindy @ onceamonthmeals.com, adapted from Slow & Simple


  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 0.33 cup brown sugar
  • 0.33 cup vinegar
  • 0.25 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Serve with fresh vegetables and on a full bed of rice.

Freezing Directions:

No cooking needed.  Simply combine all ingredients and divide into gallon size freezer bags.  Remove as much air as possible, then label, and seal.  TO SERVE:  Thaw.  Pour contents of bag into slow cooker.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Servings:  4 

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

6 Responses to “Gluten Free Dairy Free Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken”

  1. Tiffany says:

    We don’t ever have soda in this house is there something I could replace it with?

    • mindy says:

      You could try using juice but I’m not sure how it would turn out. I would suggest buying a can or small single serve bottle at a gas station or vending machine.

  2. Dana says:

    do you add the soda to the freezer bag or add it before cooking?

  3. RISHA says:

    No way that one pound of chicken breasts serves makes FOUR servings!

    • Lisa says:

      Risha – It often depends on the size of chicken breast you are using. If you feel this wouldn’t yield enough for your family, you could certainly double.

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