This chicken is pretty yummy, especially on top of noodles or rice. It really is both sweet and tangy, and the crushed red pepper adds a kick! Just look at that picture, doesn’t it look so good? This is a crock pot meal, but there is a little bit of prep work before you can serve — nothing too hard though.
Here’s what’ll you need:
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Soy sauce
- Brown sugar
- Apple cider vinegar
- Crushed red pepper
One of the great things about this recipe is you don’t have to defrost the chicken. I don’t know why I love that part, but it does save me some time. Throw you chicken in the crock pot. Then, mix together the apple cider vinegar, Sprite, soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar and pepper.
It doesn’t look very good, and because of the vinegar, it doesn’t smell too good either. But trust me … Pour it over the chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Once the chicken is done, take it out and shred it. It falls apart — I love that!
Take out the liquid from the crock pot and put it in a saucepan. Turn it up to high heat.
Now you are going to turn that into a glaze. Mix the cornstarch and water together and pour it into the pan. Keep stirring! Cornstarch will clump up unless you stir, stir, stir. Let the mixture boil for about 2 minutes.
Take the pan off the heat and let it sit for about 2 minutes so the glaze can fully thicken. Sprinkle in the crushed red pepper — more for more spice and less for less spice. Mix the chicken in and you’re all set.
- 4-6 chicken breast tenderloins
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ⅔ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup Sprite (or other lemon-lime soda)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbs soy sauce
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 2 Tbs corn starch
- 2 Tbs water
- Red pepper flakes (however much you want)
- Place chicken in crock pot
- Mix together all ingredients expect corn starch, water and red pepper flakes
- Pour mixture over chicken
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours
- Take out chicken and shred
- Pour liquid into saucepan on high heat
- Mix together corn starch and water
- Pour into saucepan
- Bring to a boil, boil for 2 minutes until glaze thickens
- Take off heat and let glaze sit for 2 minutes to thicken completely
- Sprinkle with red pepper flakes
- Add chicken