Saturday, January 4, 2014

Honey Garlic Chicken

There is nothing like the aroma of a meal cooking in the crock pot.  In my working days, I walked in the door from a hard day's work to the smell of a delicious meal ready to eat.  Be instantly de-stressed!  The source of this recipe and photo is dedicated to slow cooking . . . check it out.

How about the combination of honey and garlic?  It is one of my favorite appetizers when I order Chinese takeout.  This chicken dish would be perfect with rice, steamed broccoli and a salad with rolls.

This year, I'm focusing on frugal cooking . . . lots of chicken.  Another focus that goes along with frugal cooking is freezer cooking.  This meal would be perfect for two meals for two people . . . freeze half to enjoy another day later in the month!  I love having a great selection of meals ready to go in the freezer for those busy or lazy days.

Stephanie O'Dea, New York Times best selling author, features "A Year of Slow Cooking" on her website . . . check it out for many more delicious recipes, along with so much more, like an awesome store!  Link follows the recipe . . . it is my source for the photo and the recipe.


    • 1  1/2 to 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs 
    • 3 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/2 cup soy sauce 
    • 1/2 cup ketchup
    • 1/3 cup honey


Use a 4-quart slow cooker (if using a 6-quart, this will cook faster.  Check after 3 hours on high, 5 hours on low).

Put the chicken into your cooker. In a small bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients, then pour evenly over the top.

Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

Recipe and Photo Source: Stephanie O'Dea, A Year of Slow Cooking

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