Soy Maple Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potatoes (Slow Cooker)

I’ve got a new crowd-pleasing recipe for you, Soy Maple Glazed Chicken & Sweet Potatoes! I made a version of this for my parents, and my dad was like, “You have to send me this recipe.” I’m not sure I can recall the last time he asked me for a recipe (he usually relies on a rotation of their tried and true favorites) … so I thought that was a pretty darn good sign!

Soy Maple Glazed Chicken on 100 Days of Real Food

Starting the chicken off in the slow cooker means it ends up so tender it’s practically falling off the bone. The sweet potatoes can easily be mashed with a fork when it’s all said and done, and the sauce does a great job complimenting everything in the dish and providing a nice glaze on the chicken.

Don’t be scared by the two tablespoons of sriracha it calls for … it becomes pretty mild after cooking for so many hours, and you’ll hardly even notice it’s there! Just give it a try the way it is and see what you think.

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Soy Maple Glazed Chicken on 100 Days of Real Food

Soy Maple Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potatoes (Slow Cooker)

This slow cooker Soy Maple Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potatoes dish is packed with flavor. Don't be scared of the sriracha as it won't be so spicey after being in the slow cooker for so long.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 6 hrs 15 mins
Total Time: 6 hrs 30 mins
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Servings: 4

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Use kitchen shears to cut off and remove the big pieces of skin from the chicken (it helps reduce the amount of fat rendered into the sauce). No need to do a perfect job here.
  • Place chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker. Layer sweet potato wedges on top.
  • Whisk together the chicken broth, syrup, soy sauce, sriracha, and salt. Pour over top of the sweet potatoes and chicken. Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours, or high for 3 to 4 hours, until the chicken is tender and almost falling off the bone.
  • Preheat the oven broiler to high. Remove and run the cooking liquid (from the bottom of the slow cooker) through a fine-mesh strainer, you should have about 2 cups. Skim the fat off the top and discard, if desired.
  • Heat the butter or olive oil in a small pot or saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook while stirring to help break up any clumps until it browns, but does not burn, 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk in the cooking liquid and lightly boil over medium-low heat, while stirring occasionally, until it reduces by half into a glaze, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with foil and use a slotted spoon or spatula to carefully transfer the chicken and sweet potatoes in one layer (without letting the pieces break apart).
  • Pour/brush the thickened cooking liquid on top of the chicken and potatoes and place under the broiler until bubbly and dark brown, 6 to 8 minutes, and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Dairy-free if olive oil is used instead of butter.
  • Inspired by Slow Cooker Recipes Magazine
  • We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Soy Maple Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potatoes (Slow Cooker)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 785 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 262mg87%
Sodium 1213mg53%
Potassium 1246mg36%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 24483IU490%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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15 thoughts on “Soy Maple Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potatoes (Slow Cooker)”

    1. We haven’t tried Brussels sprouts in the slow cooker before. They might come out too soft based on the time needed for the chicken and potatoes. You can definitely give it a try and let us know if you have success. – Nicole

    1. We have not tried it with the Instant Pot since Lisa isn’t a big fan of them. If you try it out, feel free to let us know so other readers can try, too. – Nicole

  1. Doesn’t sriracha have questionable ingredients that do not line up with real food rules? Have you found a brand that’s not full of junk?

    1. There are clean sriracha sauces out there. It’s made of a mixture of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. Thrive Market has one that stays in the real food rules. – Nicole

  2. I definitely want to try this recipe! Looks yummy but 1 lb of chicken per person seems like a very large portion. Is this because it is bone in?

    1. Hi, depending on each person’s appetite, you’ll get about 3/4 lbs per serving of chicken at the most, but yes, since these are bone-in you’re getting less chicken per pound than if you went for boneless. – Nicole

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