Sweet & Spicy Crockpot Chicken

This is super quick and super easy to throw together and tastes amazing! Don't let the lack of ingredients fool you!

1 pound (about 2) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (14-ounce) can petite or regular diced tomatoes, undrained (I used diced tomatoes that included diced green peppers and onions and it was amazing!)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (add more if you like extra heat – with this amount it is mild enough for my kids to eat it up but spicy enough to help offset the sweetness)

Place the chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, brown sugar and red pepper flakes. Pour over the chicken. Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 8-9 hours. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and shred with two forks. Return to the slow cooker and mix the chicken with the juices from the tomato/brown sugar sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice.

*adapted from mel's kitchen cafe



looks divine! Can't wait to try it. I love crock pot dishes.


In the crockpot now! Sounds yummy!

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Lady French

I think that recipes are MEANT to be shared. I'm willing to bet money that no one ever sued anyone for making the same dish as them at a pot luck, let alone sharing a recipe. Maybe the pictures need to be credited, but I don't see what the big freaking deal is with posting a recipe. Are recipes copyrighted now? Am I not allowed to eat something if it was reposted somewhere else? I thought you took this blog off your book marks "J".

Lady French

Also, I'm not sure how a recipe is to be shared unless you use the exact wording. Not too many different ways to say 2 eggs and a quarter cup of milk. You keep screaming plagiarism, but I think the only thing that is really in violation are the pictures to which credit will be given... but the person who owns and runs this blog just had a baby and she can't exactly make that a top priority at the moment. The rest of us are just contributors, so we can't make changes. Unless I see a lawful copyright, trademark, etc... I'm not going to reword how a recipe is written to avoid plagiarism. Calm the freak down.

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