Bourbon Street Chicken in Slow Cooker

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Fat Tuesday is only a few days away, so why not serve a dish inspired by the heart of American Mardi Gras: Bourbon Street! This easy chicken recipe is sweet, spicy and packed with flavor. PLUS— it’s a crockpot dish! Set your slow cooker and spend your precious minutes celebrating with friends, not slaving over the stove. Here’s how.

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BOURBON STREET CHICKEN
Serves 4 to 6

You’ll Need
– 6 chicken thighs, about 1 ½ pounds
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 teaspoon minced ginger
– 1/4 cup apple juice
– 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
– 2 tablespoons ketchup
– 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
– ¼ cup soy sauce
– Red pepper flakes
– Green onions, chopped

How To

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the garlic, ginger, apple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, cider vinegar and soy sauce together.
  2. Place the chicken thighs into the crockpot. Pour the mixed sauce into the crockpot and over the chicken, then use tongs to coat the chicken thighs in the sauce.
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours, until the chicken is tender.
  4. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and chopped green onion on top. Serve with steamed rice.

Expert Tip
To slightly thicken the sauce once the chicken has finished cooking, remove about a cup of the sauce from the crockpot and mix it in a small saucepan with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Let it come to a boil so that the cornstarch will dissolve and thicken, then stir it back into the crockpot with the rest of the sauce and the chicken.