Recipe Inspiration Remake: Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken with Sweet Potato Gravy

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Food, Healthy Dinners | 12 comments

I saw this recipe on Pinterest called Garlic and Brown Sugar Chicken. and sometimes I get pin happy before reading the ingredients. So I repinned it under my Recipe Inspiration page and made quite a few changes to use healthier ingredients that are great for improving your health. The results? Three happy family members plus my sister. I’ll definitely make this again. Crockpot cooking is a favorite of mine!

Honey Garlic Chicken with Sweet Potato Gravy:

2 Chicken Thighs and 2 Chicken Breasts (the thighs were great and next time will go with all thighs)
1/2 cup of local raw honey
1/4 cup of maple sugar
1/2 cup of Bragg’s apple cider vinegar (ACV)
1/3 cup of Lime flavored carbonated water (I bought mine from Trader Joe’s)
3 Tablespoons of Liquid Braggs Amino Acids (fermented soy beans, a healthy alternative to Soy Sauce)
2 Tablespoons of Arrowroot starch (Tapioca Starch will work too as corn starch, but we stay away from corn products)
3 shallots diced up
1 cup of shredded carrots
1 sweet potato puree
Salt, pepper and garlic powder

Place chicken in crock pot and season with Celtic Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder. I was generous with the garlic powder. Dice up shallots and add shredded carrots on top of chicken. Mix the rest of the ingredients through the arrowroot starch in a separate bowl and pour over chicken and vegetables. Cook on high for 4-6 hours. Meanwhile, boil one sweet potato and mash it up. Add cooked juices to the potato and puree it. Pour over the chicken mixture and mix together when the chicken is cooked. Serve over quinoa and top with green onions.

I wish I had a picture of this, but my son recently flushed my iPhone down the toilet. Ok, well it didn’t go down, but I relied on my phone and Instagram to take pictures, but I promise you this is worth making! If you do make it, take a picture for me and send it too: HealthyJasmine@gmail.com

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  1. I love that you updated it to be more ‘healthy’. I need to start thinking more outside the box when it comes to recipes and especially ingredients. Thanks for posting!

  2. That sounds delicious!! I need to run to trader joes this week anyways, I will have to pick up what I don’t have! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I can’t wait to try this!!!! :) Thank you so much for posting it!
    Oh no!!! Hope you get your iphone and instagram back soon lol .. I think I may go buy a Lifeproof case right now as my 3yo is playing with mine lol!

  4. That sounds so yummy!! I can’t wait to try it out!

  5. I love that you made the recipe healthy! Thanks for sharing it sounds soooo good.

  6. That looks so yummy!!!

  7. First, Jasmine let me say. I LOVE the look of your blog! I have to follow you on Pinterest too but it’s blocked where I am (at work) right now. Will visit later. I want to get this recipe down!

    • Thank you all for your kind feedback! The sweet potato puree actually replaces all the sweetness the brown sugar gives in the original recipe and makes the sauce a little more thick. I prefer using quinoa over rice, but brown rice is definitely better than white. The feedback has inspired me to do a post for next week on how to replace the junkie stuff with healthier alternatives.

    • Hi Michelle, glad you like the look of my blog. It is refreshing, makes me smile. Hopefully you were able to start following on Pinterest!

  8. Oh my gosh – this sounds delightful!!!

    • Thank you, let me know if you try it!

  9. That sounds really awesome! Thank you for sharing (and I’m so sorry about your phone – yikes!).

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