WannaBe Chef

Recipes and randomness from Amanda's kitchen.

Crockpot love/hate September 6, 2010

Filed under: Chicken,Crockpot — WannaBe Chef @ 6:23 pm

Happy Labor Day, everyone!  I didn’t do much to celebrate besides dust off my crockpot.  I believe I’ve talked about this before, but I have a love/hate relationship with the thing.  The main reason is that it gets waaaay too hot and cooks waaaay too fast.  If I were to put something in there for 8-10 hours like most recipes call for, it would be dust.  Well, the lovely fall-like weather combined with my discovery of THIS BLOG made me forget my crockpot issues… temporarily.  I spent an obscene amount of time browsing Stephanie’s blog and decided the first thing I wanted to make was the Crockpot Apricot Chicken.  

I used chicken breasts instead of thighs, and I also used sugar-free apricot preserves.  I started the crockpot at 12:30PM, thinking I’d be fine if I halved the cooking time AND cooked it on low.  Well, true to form, my stupid crockpot had the chicken cooked in about 3 hours… on LOW.  Aarrrgghhhhh!  I definitely need a new crockpot.  Anyway, I was expecting the chicken to be bone dry once dinner time actually came around, but it was surprisingly tender.  The flavor was good, and it had a nice sweetness.  I really enjoyed the sauce over my brown rice, too.  However, I think I would increase the amount of the other ingredients to give it more zing… more mustard, more heat, more soy sauce… and maybe even throw in a little worchestershire sauce.  Overall, very tasty though!  Stay tuned for another crockpot recipe this week!  (Don’t worry, it’s soup, and even my crockpot can’t overcook soup!)

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One Response to “Crockpot love/hate”

  1. Carrie Says:

    Thanks for stopping by the new blog!


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