Sweet Aromatic Chicken (Crock Pot Recipe)

Someone holds up a carton of coconut milk in a grocery store
Coconut milk makes this recipe special | Photo by Elizabeth Layman

This recipe plays with the assumption that meats have to be savory to be worth your time. A little brown sugar and some coconut milk will give you a whole new view of chicken.

Note: This recipe may require slightly above average dedication to ingredients or process.

Reference: Anne Townsend, Albuquerque, NM
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5-6 hours
Serves: 4


1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
8 chicken thighs, skinned
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2 garlic cloves, minced


1. Combine the coconut milk and water. Pour into a greased slow cooker.
2. Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed.
3. Cover. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.

Good to Know:

Here are two options for what to do with leftover coconut milk.

1. Two or three spoonfuls over vanilla ice cream topped with a cherry makes a flavorful, quick dessert.
2. Family Pina Coladas are good. Pour the coconut milk into a pitcher and add one large can pineapple juice, along with some ice cubes. Decorate with pineapple chunks and cherries.


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