Monday, February 20, 2012

Crockpot Honey Chicken

I might start cooking.  Might.
My girlfriends told me to start with the crock pot.  
They keep telling me I can do this.  
So I tried.
My BFF may or may not have had to walk me through making this while ON the phone with me last week.


Uncooked chicken gives me the heebie jeebies, but here ya go
(my mom says I walked into the kitchen one time when I was little, and said "I don't EVER want to see chicken like that again"  - it was uncooked, guess I took that to heart for too long)

Okay, thats better.  Chicken on lock down in the crock pot.
Here is my cheat rice....complete with WW points written on the front - you're welcome.  Ha.

I let mine cook too long in the crock pot.  
I put it in on low from 11-3:30pm. Don't do that.   I should have only let it cook for 3 hours on low.  Not 4 1/2.

My husband said it was really good (he ate the leftovers too so I guess he wasn't lying) but by cooking it too long it was a soupier sauce and not the consistency of honey which would have been better.  Oh well, I tried.  Next time, right?

My BFF says when you make it right it is AMAZING and she's made it several times and it is a favorite.  Thanks BFF.

Here is what it is supposed to look like
(I forgot to take an after pic of my honey chicken soup)

3/4 pound chicken (of your choice)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup chopped onion (or 1/16 cup onion flakes)
1/8 cup ketchup
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, put into crock pot. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3 hours or on high 1 1/2 hours. Chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce. Serve over rice or noodles.

To bake chicken as a 30 minute meal:
Dice chicken and season both sides with salt and pepper, place in 8x8 pan. Pour sauce over chicken and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes.

Serves 2.

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I'm going to see if can try one recipe a week!
Don't hold me to that.

In other news,

We had a pretty snowfall on Sunday, but it didn't stick.

It was fun while it lasted, but it ain't no fun no more.



  1. Shelli, this looks like a simple and delicious recipe, gotta try it next time. I am always looking for new, yummy recipes.

    Thanks for sharing this one!

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  2. Definitely going to try this one. I like easy!

  3. What a fancy smancy crock pot. ;) My ancient crockpot would be put to shame! Looks delish.


  4. We have a crockpot and I've been DYING to use it!! I need to try this recipe stat!

  5. This looks like something my husband would love! Will have to try it!

  6. This is so my speed. So funny, I just said to the hubs last night that I haven't busted out the crock pot in a while. It's time. Thanks!

  7. Okay, I guess I can pull out the crock pot for this recipe. Looks good and simple. Everything I have made in the past in that thing has turned to mush. My children refuse to eat when they see that on the counter. But, this looks good, real good!

  8. I hate raw chicken, too! It's soo gross. The snow does look beautiful, I wish it snowed here!

  9. I just came across our crock pot yesterday while cleaning the kitchen cabinets and was wondering what I could make. Thank you for your recipe! Looks delicious. I must dust off the crock pot first. Happy Monday, Shelli!

  10. This looks delish! I am definitely going to try this. Also, thanks for posting Sutton's nursery on your blog, my friend will be so flattered!

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  13. Girl! How is the chicken even cooked after that long in the slow cooker/oven?

    I can not imagine that it would be anything more than warmed raw chicken.
    20 mins at 350 degrees? I don't think so hun. more like an hour.

  14. I've got a great and super easy chicken crock pot recipe! Put three chicken breasts in the bottom of the crock pot, sprinkle a packet of taco seasoning on top and then dump a jar of salsa on top. Cook on low for four hours. Shred chicken and put into taco shells toped with cheese and sour cream. Delish! My family loves it!

  15. That chicken looks so good! Just out of sheer curiosity, what do you normally do for dinners if you don't cook? :)

  16. I second the curiousity about what ya'll normally eat for dinner if you don't cook.

    There is a yummy recipe for shredded pulled pork.

    1 12 oz can of root beer.
    pork tenderloin ( i don't like fat from the pork loins, so I use tenderloin)
    let it cook in the crock pot for like 6-8 hours. Then pour in barbecue sauce.

    We freeze leftovers. This week my crafty husband turned them into pulled pork tacos with cole slaw and goat cheese. It might have been the best thing I've ever eaten..ever.


  17. How many PTs is the chicken?

  18. This will be dinner for tomorrow night can't wait it looks to be delicious!! Thanks for the post :-)

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