Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Special Guest

By "A Special Guest" I am not referring to a guest blogger - I'm not quite ready to give up control of the blog just yet. Shocking, for those who know me, btw, that I'm exhibiting control-freakish tendencies. Instead, we had a special guest join us for dinner tonight. My most loyal reader - my mom, aka GA! Woot - welcome to the hizzy, GA!

Tonight was one of those nights where we had about 12 things back-to-back-to-back, all right at the exact time we usually eat dinner, so I decided to crock pot it. Howevs, because I leave for work before 8a every day, I selected a quick 3-4 hour crock recipe that I just threw together when I got home from work.

And seriously - who doesn't love a crock pot? I love how on a cold night, it just makes the house smell so delish. And it is seriously the easiest thing ever. Esp because I choose recipes that don't require very much effort. As you might have figured out from this blog, I'm not all about the complicated, effort-y types of recipes.

Thai Chicken
Source: Best Loved Slow Cooker Recipes from Crock Pot (2006)

  • 2.5 lbs chicken pieces
  • 1 c. hot salsa (used medium)
  • 1/4 c. peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (used low-sodium, obvs)
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • Rice
  • 1/2 c. chopped peanuts (I smash mine with a mallet, btw)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (skip)
  • Place chicken in crock pot. Combine salsa, peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce and ginger; pour over chicken.
  • Cover, cook on LOW 8-9 hours or on HIGH 3-4 hours, or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  • Serve chicken and sauce over rice; sprinkle with peanuts and cilantro.
Yield: 6 servings (No nutritionals tonight. The recipe doesn't have them, and I didn't feel like dealing with Sparkpeople. Sorry MV!)

The dish went over very well - especially the sauce. GA wanted more sauce on her portion, while the hubs didn't complain about it being too saucy tonight. The kid ate almost his entire serving. In addition to the chicken, I added peas, for a little bit of color, and some mini egg rolls. The only true complaint came from the hubs, who mentioned that the "chicken was too much work for his taste." Um - OK.

Three Forks

GA served as the food stylist tonight - this is her portion

1 comment:

  1. Bone-in chicken is delish, but I work hard enough during the day I don't want to fight with my meal. That being said, it was quite tasty. And double woot for GA!