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A white bowl of garlic smoked chicken with a fork in it.

Smoky Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken

A little sweet, a little smoky, and so juicy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort food, slow cooker recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 238kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon smoked sea salt plus more for serving, if desired
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours. 
  • Drain liquid and shred meat with a fork.
  • Serve over rice with steamed veggies.


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 464mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.7mg