Healthy Dinner #2: Asian Crockpot Chicken

Healthy Dinner #2: Asian Crockpot Chicken

Healthy Dinner #2: Asian Crockpot Chicken

 

I’m delighted to introduce to you healthy dinner #2: Asian Crockpot Chicken.  

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This is a great dish to begin cooking on a weekend at noon for dinner later that night, or if you’re lucky enough to be at home during a weekday or at least can pop in during lunchtime, it’s a set it and forget it type of recipe.  Once you’ve sautéed the chicken, it’s a breeze.  Just mix up the simple sauce, pour it over the chicken in a crock pot and let it do its thing!  

Don’t skip the sautéing step; it locks in all of the juices so that when you go to eat, you have moist, succulent, fall-off-the-bone chicken in a sweet and salty sauce.  Yum!  

Serve this chicken with rice and a side salad and you’ve got a meal fit for company.  

Or even for picky kids!

Recipe Courtesy of: Taste of Home Magazine (modified)

Yield: 4-6 servings.

Ingredients:

3 to 4 pounds cut up chicken (Remove the skin for a healthier dish.)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup slivered, toasted almonds

Optional garnish – green onions

Directions:

In a large skillet brown the chicken in oil on all sides on medium heat.

Searing Chicken

I have to say, I typically avoid pan frying because this happens . . .

Splutting and Splattering

And then this happens . . .

Dog licking up grease

Regardless, this recipe is well worth all of the spluttering and splattering!

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Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.  Combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, water, garlic and ginger; pour over chicken. 

Pouring on the Sauce

Cover and cook on low for 5 – 6 hours or until chicken juices run clear.

Remove chicken to a serving platter sprinkle with almonds and sliced green onions.  I served it on top of rice and with a mixed salad of iceberg lettuce, sliced cucumber, radish, and green onions as well as julienned carrots, a touch of cilantro, and Panera Sesame Vinaigrette.  Very yummy dressing, and a perfect match for this dish!  Bravo Panera!

Asian Crockpot Chicken and Salad with Sesame Dressing

The plates were licked clean!  (Well, figuratively speaking at least.)

Asian Crockpot Chicken Plate

 

Written by Becky


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2 Comments
  • Stephanie says:

    Becky, I need your help! I am making your Asian Crock Pot Chicken right now (it smells awesome). I may need another recipe for tomorrow and I am looking for suggestions. There is a possibility that I will have a guest tomorrow night and I may not know until tomorrow. I want to throw something in the crock pot in the morning just in case and I am looking for a “company worthy” crock pot meal I can make. I will be working so I love crock pot meals; throw it in and forget about it! I know, I should have saved this one for tomorrow. Any suggestions?


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