Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Crockpot Honey Glazed Chicken
Sometimes cooking dinner is the last thing I want to do. My house has an open floor plan so when I am sitting on the couch I am staring at my kitchen and my oven. As I sit there, trying to pretend the hours aren't ticking away and I need to make something, the oven stares back. Ugh. And let's be honest, the oven will win the staring contest. It was one of those days where I just wanted a home cooked meal but I didn't want to cook it. Considering John only knows how to make eggs I knew I had to formulate a plan. Crockpot it is!
This chicken dish was tasty. It used common ingredients that I had on hand and was really good. The chicken was tender and juicy with a subtle sauce. It wasn't overly sweet which I feared with 1/2 cup of honey. At first the 1/4 cup of butter was discouraging but honestly so much of the sauce is leftover after the chicken cooks that I don't feel guilty because there is really minimal butter per serving. If you need a simple dinner idea that is easy and flavorful, give this a shot.
Source: Adapted from Crockpot Tuesdays
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/8 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup bbq sauce
3 chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Pepper & Salt
Place the chicken in the crockpot. Stir the remaining ingredients together in a bowl, then pour over the chicken. Cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 4-6 hours.
For freezing: Place all ingredients int a 1-gallon freezer bag. Lay flat in freezer. To thaw: Take the bag out of the freezer the night before, making sure the frezer bag is completely sealed. Dump contents in the crockpot and follow the directions above.