"Nice Chicken" with "Better Than Sex" Plum Sauce
An easy slow cooker recipe for chicken with a sweet and savory plum sauce
Recipe type: slow cooker
  • 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • Juice and zest from one medium orange (about ⅓ cup of juice)
  • one 9.3 oz jar (A little less than 1 cup) plum sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup diced scallions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • for serving: sesame seeds + fresh scallions
  • optional: rice or quinoa, etc.
  1. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the thighs in batches, about 5 minutes per side, until golden brown. Set aside.
  2. While the thighs are browning, stir together the brown sugar, nutmeg, ground ginger, dry mustard, orange juice and zest, plum sauce, soy sauce, scallions and garlic.
  3. Pour half of the sauce into a slow cooker. Place the browned chicken thighs on top, and cover with the other half of the sauce.
  4. Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours. Check for doneness and cook longer as necessary until the chicken is no longer pink.
  5. Shred the chicken and return it to the slow cooker.
  6. If you would like, you can remove part of the sauce and reduce it down on the stove to create a thicker sauce for topping the chicken.
  7. Top with sesame seeds and fresh scallions to serve.
adapted from A Family Feast and Foodiecrush
Recipe by Cake Over Steak at https://cakeoversteak.com/a-gilmore-girls-dinner-party-inspired-by-the-gilmore-guys-podcast/