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These Crock Pot Chicken Thighs are the best you’ll ever taste – a super tender and succulent slow cooker chicken thighs with amazing flavor. Serve with veggies and potatoes or rice, then drizzle with the thick and delicious gravy on top!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs are tender and succulent chicken thighs smothered in a rich brown sugar garlic sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot chicken thighs, crockpot chicken, slow cooker chicken thighs
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 565kcal
Author: Cindy


Chicken Thighs and Veggies

  • 4-5 chicken thighs bone-in, skin on, about 1½ - 2 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound baby potatoes
  • 1 pound carrots peeled
  • 1 cup onions sliced

Brown Sugar Garlic Sauce

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • ½ cup soy sauce low sodium recommended
  • ¼ cup ketchup


  • Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper, rubbing it into all sides.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and once hot add olive oil.
  • Add the chicken and brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes each side.
  • Transfer the chicken to the crockpot, and add carrots, potatoes and onions.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce and ketchup.
  • Pour the sauce mixture on top.
  • Cover the lid and cook for 2-4 hours on High or 4-6 hours on Low.
  • (Optional) Broil the chicken for 2-3 minutes before serving for additional crispiness and color.
  • Remove the chicken and veggies onto serving plates.
  • (Optional) Thicken the sauce by adding a slurry of 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water. Cook for about 10 minutes until the sauce is thickened.
  • Drizzle with sauce and garnish with optional parsley.


  • Avoid over-cooking by checking the chicken at the earliest time of the range.
  • If you are making crockpot chicken breasts, follow the same instruction but adjust the cooking time.
  • Don’t put the frozen chicken into the crockpot, let it thaw first before cooking.
  • Guidance on how long to cook chicken in a crockpot:
    • Bone-in Chicken Thighs: 3-4 hours on High or 4-7 hours on Low
    • Boneless Chicken Thighs: 2-3½ hours on High or 4-5½ hours on Low
    • Bone-in Chicken Breasts: 2-3½ hours on High or 4-5 hours on Low
    • Boneless Chicken Breasts: 2-3 hours on High or 3-4 hours on Low
    • Whole Chicken (6 lbs): 6-6½ hours on High or 7-8 hours on Low


Calories: 565kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 1371mg | Potassium: 1394mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 19280IU | Vitamin C: 36.8mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 3.4mg