I don’t care whether you work outside the home or not, the crockpot has to be one of the best inventions ever made. I am convinced it was created by a woman (and don’t look it up and bother me with pesky facts), because – and my dear Hubby, I love you dearly – when have you ever seen a man plan a meal more than 10 minutes before it was to enter his gob?
It recently occurred to me that I have been neglecting my Crockpot, so last weekend I went to my friend Google to see what new dish I could put in front of my family this week, that at the very least, they would eat, and at best, they would shower me with the adoration I so desperately desire.
Long story short: everyone really, REALLY did love this dish. Though, as it turned out, everyone was a bit too tired and cranky from their respective days to do the adoration thing. (And I’m sure it was ONLY their exhaustion holding them back!)
So without further ado, here’s the recipe I recently made in our crockpot. And if you give it a try – and honestly, you should! – be sure to let me know how your family liked it. Incidentally, if your feedback happens to include any sort of admiration/adoration, I can live with that.
Because that’s the kind of emotionally balanced, generous soul I am.
BBQ/Teriyaki Crock Pot Chicken
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2-1/2 lbs. chicken parts, skin removed (I used boneless, skinless thighs)
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1-1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1-1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Combine onion and garlic in bottom of slow cooker. Top with chicken. Combine remaining ingredients in small bowl and pour over chicken. Cook on LOW 5-6 hours, or on HIGH for 2-4 hours.
I served this with brown rice (a staple in our house) and fresh veggies and dip. All three of my kids loved it, as did Hubby (who is still leaning vegetarian, but eats meat now and again).
p.s. I would have included photos, but we ate it. ALL!Ed. Note: I found this recipe here and modified it.