Slow-Cooked Oriental Chicken


Extremely tender chicken is smothered in a flavorful, dark gravy in this easy and elegant entree. It's so nice to find another tantalizing way to serve chicken. Sprinkled with almonds, this is a dish I proudly serve to family or guests. -Ruth Seitz, Columbus Junction, Iowa

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (3 1/2) pound broiler-fryer chicken, cut up

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ cup slivered almonds


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the chicken in oil on both sides. Transfer to a slow cooker. Combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, water, garlic and ginger; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low; cook 4-5 hours longer or until the meat juices run clear. Remove chicken to a serving platter sprinkle with almonds. Spoon juices over chicken or thicken if desired.