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Molly's Chicken Recipe
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Molly's Chicken

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"This is my daughter Molly's favorite chicken dish, very easy to prepare and it tastes great with rice and Asian-style vegetables"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 10 mins


  1. Place drumsticks in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and tomato sauce. Pour sauce over chicken.
  2. Cover, and cook on Low heat 8 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 30, 2006

When I made this I used boneless breasts and doubled the sauce. As others mentioned a thin sauce, I dredged the chicken in flour before adding to the slow-cooker and then topped with the sauce ingredients. When the sauce is cooking, it smelled kind of weird, but when I served it over white rice, it tasted terrific! The sauce was just slightly thickened (in a good way). Note for next time -- no need to double the sauce, single batch makes plenty!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 14, 2011

This chicken was easy to make and wasn't terrible, however I don't think it is a 4 star dish so I felt I had to drop it down a little. It was a bit salty and the sauce was a bit thin, even though I dredged the drumsticks in flour. I wonder if adding a little ketchup to the sauce would make it more flavorful without being just salty.

Feb 04, 2008

Absolutely delicious and easy!! On Sunday afternoon I wanted to cook something in my crockpot for the week ahead, by the time I decided to try this chicken recipe it was 3:30 so I thought, I'll cook it and at least it will be ready by around 8:00 pm then I'll have something ready for tomorrow. well I skinned the chicken thighs and put them in the crockput then put a can of tomatoe soup in a bowl and mixed in the soya sauce less then 1/4 cup and used 1/4 cup of brown sugar chopped up two cloves and maybe about 3 tbsp of minced onion, and sliced thin about 4 small carrots, stirred it all together poured it over the chicken gave that a stir. and had the pot on high....checked it at 7:30 and the meat looked purfect!! cooked some rice, and wow! within 31/2 hours we were eating a wonderful tasty dinner, my sons loved it! I have a rather finicky 3 year old, and he loved this dinner! My 7 year old asked for 2nds!! I have a few pieces and lots of gravy left over for tomorrows meal, Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and for all the little additional ideas....

Dec 11, 2006

I used bone-in chicken breasts and coated them in flour first. I also added baby carrots and onions to the slow cooker. And I think it was the best thing I have made in the slow cooker yet.

Feb 08, 2007

This was delicious! I made a few modifications: Used 3 chicken saddles (thigh and drumstick ) without skin, trimmed of fat, and dredged in flour. Added a can of tomato soup (didn't have another can of tomato sauce), about 1 Tbsp of ground ginger, and 1 Tbsp dried, minced garlic (out of fresh). Followed recipe on amount of soy sauce and brown sugar. Once the chicken was falling off the bone, which only took about 6 hours on low in my slow cooker, I removed the bones and used tongs to sort of shred the chicken. If trying to remove the chicken from the slow cooker to serve along side of rice and sauce, I suggest using a large slotted spoon. The chicken is so tender that it will fall apart via any other method. I served the chicken and sauce over white rice and sprinkled slivered almonds on top. My husband and 6-year-old LOVED it. Will definately make again!!

Aug 31, 2010

My hubby enjoyed this dish and had seconds. This may have had something to do with my one modification to the recipe - I added a good splash of wiskey to the sauce.

Mar 04, 2008

Really good! Like so many reviewers of this and other recipes, I had my doubts about the tomato-soy sauce combo, but it was great. I used 3 frozen whole medium-sized boneless skinless chicken breasts (1½ lbs total), 3/8 cup soy sauce, 2 TBS veg broth, 1/4 cup plus 2 TBS brown sugar, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 can of sliced mushrooms, 1/4 of a largish onion (sliced), and the 8 ounces of tomato sauce. 8 hours on low later, it was dinner time. I shredded the chicken a bit in the slow cooker and served it with white rice and steamed carrots and broccoli. It was sweet enough that our four-year-old enjoyed it, and my husband inhaled the stuff! Very good, thanks for sharing, CookieLuvr!

Mar 31, 2005

Has to be one of the easiest recipes for drumsticks that I've used yet. The teriyaki-type sauce (a mixture of flavours that we didn't find strange at all) was a huge hit with the family and the meat was so moist it was falling off the bones. Delicious and simple! What more could a busy mom ask for..... I did brown my chicken first, don't know if that was necessary or not.


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  • Calories
  • 356 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 156 mg
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 50.7 g
  • 101%
  • Sodium
  • 1543 mg
  • 62%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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