Did you know that the word Summer . . . actually means:
Slow Cook or grill?
Not really, but it should.
I’ve been trying out some new slow cooker recipes, and this one is a winner.
It’s about as simple as it gets.
I served it over a bed of brown rice.
We even wanted the leftovers the next night!
This recipe comes from Baby Center
The only thing I did differently, is substitute Onion powder for the diced onion.
Oh yeah . . . I also used garlic powder instead of the real thing . . . hubbie prefers it.
This tastes like the Teriyaki Chicken rice bowls, that are so popular at our Blackfoot Fair.
The Side kicks: I served a tossed green salad and toasted garlic bread.
Good & easy!
TERIYAKI CHICKEN & BROWN RICE
Recipe adapted from: Baby Center
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (thighs would be fine too)
Salt and pepper
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (could also use olive oil or canola oil)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional – doesn’t really add heat, just adds more flavor)
4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
note: I substituted 1/4 tsp of onion powder and 1/4 tsp of garlic powder instead. I also added a bit of Chicken stock to the slow cooker at the end, to thin the sauce just a bit. (1 to 2 tablespoons) My slow cooker has vent holes in the lid, and so the sauce thickens quickly.
Season both sides of chicken with lightly 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 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.