Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Crock Pot Recipes - 2nd group of three; all Chicken

Three Easy Chicken recipes-----
The first recipe came in a booklet with my original crock pot. One of the reasons I like it is the absence of pineapple juice. One thing that bugs me is when recipes are called "Hawaiian" or "Tropical" when there's pineapple juice added to a very non-traditional dish that no one eats in the islands. You may wonder why OJ doesn't bother me. For some reason it doesn't.
The next one is written in my book by hand and I have no idea where I got it; probably on-line. The last is from the same book I listed in the first post.

Once again, I have tried all of these and my family likes them.

AND - All of these are fairly easy.

Chicken with Tropical BBQ sauce
1/4 c. molasses
2 T cider vinegar
2 T Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp prepared Dijon mustard
1/8 - 1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
2 T orange juice
3 whole bone in chicken breasts, halved
Combine all but chicken in a 2 c. glass measuring cup. Arrange rinsed and dried (w/ paper towel) chicken in crock pot. Brush sauce over chicken. Flip and repeat. Cover and cook on Low 7-9 hours or High 3-4 hours.
Sauce is also excellent over ribs or chops.

Whole Chicken Crock Pot Recipe (p. 194)
1 whole chicken, rinsed and dried (w/ paper towel)
4 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion pwd
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp dried thyme
1 1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp garlic pwd
1/4 c. minced dried onions

You can substitute the whole chicken with a crock pot full of chicken drumsticks (w/ bones of course). Rub spices on chicken. Place onion on bottom. Place chicken on top. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Creamy Chicken Mushroom (p. 178)
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
12 oz jar mushroom gravy
1 c milk
8 oz pkg cream cheese, cubed (not fat free)
4 1/2 oz can chopped green chilies (opt.)
1 pkg dry Italian salad dressing
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cover. Cook on Low 6 hours. Serve over noodles or rice.

My variation-
Use 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken tenders
2 pkgs Country Gravy mixed with water (as pkg directs) but not cooked
1 tsp each- garlic, pepper, oregano
16 oz Ricotta (do not substitute cottage cheese)
1/3 c. Italian dressing (already mixed)
Combine all ingredients. Cook on High for 3 hours.

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