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Sweet Glazed Chicken Thighs

Oxmoor House

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup rice, 1 chicken thigh, about 1/3 cup sauce, and 1 1/2 teaspoons green onions)
This simple chicken dish becomes a whole lot more savory when stuck in a slow cooker. The sweet juice mixture gives the chicken its undeniably delicious flavor. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice
  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onions

Nutrition Information

  • calories 339
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 7.1 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 32.4 g
  • carbohydrate 33.7 g
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • cholesterol 125 mg
  • iron 2.8 mg
  • sodium 363 mg
  • calcium 35 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle chicken with pepper and salt. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer chicken to a 4-quart electric slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Stir pineapple juice into drippings, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Remove from heat; stir in brown sugar and soy sauce. Pour juice mixture over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 2 1/2 hours.

  2. Transfer chicken to a serving platter with a slotted spoon. Increase heat to HIGH. Combine 3 tablespoons water and cornstarch in a small bowl; add to sauce in slow cooker, stirring with a whisk. Cook 2 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring constantly with whisk.

  3. Place rice on each of 6 plates. Top with chicken thighs and sauce. Sprinkle each serving with green onions.

Cook's Notes

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