I don't really think there is a rule you have to follow, so go ahead and use whatever chicken you have on hand or whatever pieces your family prefers.
Aside from the greatness of the slow cooker, it's just a good tasting chicken dish, it's sticky and yummy and I think your family will like it.
I'm using Lynn's Kitchen Adventures recipe.
Slow Cooked Sticky Chicken
Credit: Lynn's Kitchen Adventures
* 3/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons of minced ginger ( I did not have any ginger, so I used 1 teaspoon of ground ginger)
* 4 cloves of garlic, minced
* 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne or red pepper
* 3 lbs chicken, breast, thighs, legs, etc.
* 1/4 cup water
* 1/4 cup tomato paste
Combine 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoon soy sauce , ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper.
Add chicken and toss to coat.
Place in a slow cooker and cook on low for about 4 hours or until done.
When done place chicken in a broiler proof dish.
Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar, water, and tomato paste, and remaining soy sauce.
Brush on chicken and cook under the broiler for about 5 minutes or until chicken is slightly crisp.
But keep in eye on this while it is cooking under the broiler, things can cook quickly when broiling. (You may be tempted to skip the broiling, but it really does help give this a nice sticky and good texture.)
This is how I like serving mine, with a cute little mound of rice. The kids think it's the coolest thing on earth.
Just scoop the rice into a little bowl or whatever shape you want to use, press it in well, then invert it onto the plate nice and slow. Tada!!! Nothing to it :)
Now drizzle a little of the sauce on top....