Cooks And Their Special Crockpot Chicken Recipes
The crockpot produces healthy, delicious meals your family. There are many types of Crock Pots (Slow Cookers), and based on reviews and customer likes, you will need to find the best one that suits your needs. Because the foods are cooked slowly, at low temperatures, flavors have time to blend and send an appetizing aroma through the house. There will be times you are glad that you have two crockpots. You may be slow-cooking one of your favorite crockpot chicken recipes and decide to fix dessert, too. How convenient that the second crockpot is handy. Like any electrical appliance, there are some guidelines to follow to get the best results when making a meal or dessert in the crockpot. Here are a few tips that will make your meals every bit as special as you expect them to be.
Vegetables have to be cut so they will cook perfectly in the crockpot. Some people sauté their vegetables before putting them in the crockpot, but if you want them to enjoy the healthy cooking power from start to finish, chop them into small or medium chunks. Large or very small pieces result in undercooking or mushy results.
Check the liquid amount in the crockpot regularly to be certain it does not go dry. If it does not appear that there is enough liquid in the recipe, review it again. Some vegetables have liquid that they will release while cooking. Other ingredients, such as meat, release juices, as well. Because the crockpot is closed, the food will not dry out, but stay moist while it is cooking.
Remember not to stuff your crockpot. An ideal amount is two-thirds full. If it is less full than that, it will take less time for the meal to cook. More full will prevent thorough cooking, and perhaps not give the desired result. These tips will help you become familiar with your crockpot and its performance.
Chicken And Crockpots
Whether you feel like making barbecued chicken wings, chicken and dumplings, or chicken enchiladas, there is a crockpot recipe for it. Buy several whole chickens when the price is down. Cut them up and freeze the parts in separate bags. Remove the skin from the breasts and freeze them, as well. Now you have chicken for the special crockpot chicken recipes that you find. Before you pack away all the thighs, set some aside to use for making Special Sour N Sweet Crockpot Chicken.
Special Sour N Sweet Crockpot Chicken
Your family will enjoy this delicious meal. Serve it over steamed rice or crisp Oriental noodles. Hot tea is a perfect beverage.
What You Need:
- 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 18 ounce bottle of sweet and sour sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 8 ounce package frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
- 8 ounce package frozen peas, thawed and drained
How To Make It:
Cut the chicken thighs into 1-1/2″ pieces. Put pieces into the crockpot and add the sweet and sour sauce. Stir to cover all the pieces of chicken and spread it across the bottom of the dish. Cover the dish and turn the crockpot to LOW. Cook for 8 – 10 hours. The chicken will be tender and no longer pink. Thirty minutes before serving, stir in the pepper, thyme, and vegetables. Turn the heat to HIGH, cover dish, and cook until vegetables are tender, but crisp, which usually takes 20 – 30 minutes.