So, I know lately I havent been doing any dinners, so I wanted to change that today with this ULTRA INCREDIBLE recipe you are sure to love!
This one is done in the Crock Pot/Slow Cooker which results in fall off the bone perfect chicken!
It is fairly easy too!
This can be served with a variety of sides, we had it with mashed potatoes!
I swear there is something purely magical that happens to meat in the slow cooker!
The glaze that covers the chicken is something out of a fairytale, seriously!
Trust me, I was pouring some of it onto my mashed potatoes! LOL
This one will end up in your weekly dinner rotation for sure!
I love bacon so I had to think of a way to incorporate that intense amazing flavor into the chicken an boy, did it pay off!
Tried and True!
We had this three times in the last 2 weeks alone!
It turned out nothing short of a phenomenal idea for this glaze that I simply have to share here with all of you lovely people!
Let me introduce you to this bit of heaven!
Once the weather warms up outside here in New England, I will definitely be doing this recipe on the grill as opposed to the slow cooker!
I want to try this with pork chops, I bet that would taste amazing!!
That glaze… it is so good!
It’s sweet, spicy, sticky, and full of BACON… can it get any better?!
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Sticky Sweet Bacon Glazed Chicken!
- 6 large Chicken legs, bone in, skin on (can be removed if you wish)
- 1/2 C Ginger honey (can substitute regular honey)
- 1/8 C Molasses
- 1/8 C Sugar (can substitute brown sugar)
- 1/2 C Soy Sauce (low sodium can be substituted)
- 1 tsp Siracha (can add more if you wish)
- 1 tsp Grated Ginger
- 1 TBSP.Cornstarch
- 1 TBSP. Water
- Seasonings: Seasoned Salt, pepper and garlic powder – sprinkling as desired
- 6 slices bacon, chopped
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
For the glaze:
- Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Then, in a pot, combine ginger honey, molasses, sugar, soy sauce, ginger, and siracha.
- Bring to a boil. Add the cornstarch and water slurry, - the sauce will thicken, then remove off the heat.
- Line the slow cooker with parchment paper for easy cleanup and to avoid sticking
- In a bowl, season the chicken legs with salt, pepper and garlic
- Add the legs to the slow cooker bowl along with the glaze you just made, add 1/2 C of water and cook on high for 3 hours.
- Drain the grease,. Add the honey & worcestershire sauce
- Let bubble over medium heat. Once it is bubbly, add in the chopped bacon.
- Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes until it has thickened lightly, then remove from heat.set aside
- When 3 hours is up, add this sauce to your chciken in the crockpot, Cook for an additional hour.
- After cook time is complete, remove the legs and place them on a baking sheet
- Take the sauce from the crock pot bowl and put into a smaller container. Using this sauce, baste the legs liberally all over.
- Broil the legs in the oven until they begin to caramelize
- Bring the sheet out and turn the legs over, then liberally brush the legs again with the sauce.
- Broil again for a few minutes or until the legs begin to caramelize.
- If there is remaining sauce left, feel free to use as a dipping sauce.
Glaze In a pan, cook the bacon until it is crisp, then remove to a paper-towel-lined plate and let cool. If you didn't chop it, crumble it now. Set aside.