Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken

 

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The crock pot is probably one of my favorite appliances to use in the dorm. It is small, versatile, and perfect if you want to have something ready for you when you come back after classes. For this particular meal, I was having several friends over for dinner and had to have something ready immediately after class. Crock pot for the win.

Usually when I try a recipe, I have to make it several times to tweak it into perfection, but not this time. First try, and it was spot on. I served this over rice along with asparagus and homemade bread with accompanying dipping oil. After eating cafeteria food for far too long, hot damn this was a five star meal.

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Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken

  • Servings: Generously serves 5
  • Time: 2hours 30mins
  • Difficulty: Couldn't be Easier
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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs chicken breast cut into chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¾ tsp dried basil
  • ¾ tsp red pepper flakes (you can add more or less depending on how hot you like it. This amount gives it a nice kick without being what I would consider spicy)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup honey

Instructions:

  1. Chop up the garlic. Mix that along with all other ingredients other than the chicken in a separate bowl. Place in the fridge and allow the flavors to come together for an hour or so. You can also leave it overnight if you have the time.
  2. Place the chicken breast chunks in the crockpot and pour the sauce over it. Mix together so all the chicken is covered in the sauce.
  3. Let it cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. When the chicken is finished cooking, you can take the excess sauce and put it in a saucepan over the stove top to thicken it up. I skipped this step and it was still ballin.

Basic Cooking Tips for One and All

Although cooking comes naturally to me, there are many people that simply struggle when it comes to kitchen skills. Being able to cook for yourself and for others is not only healthier, but significantly cheaper as well. Cooking a dinner for your friends, family, or someone special is a great way to bring people together! Unfortunately this doesn’t make culinary skills any easier, so without further ado:

Here are some beginners level cooking and baking tips anyone can use while in the kitchen:

• Let pans and ovens preheat all the way before using them. This allows for even cooking.

• Invest in a few good knives and take care of them keeping them sharp. You are going to use them so much it is totally worth spending a little extra. I thought I was being smart this year and bought 5 knives from Dollar Tree and to nobody’s surprise they are total shit. Continue reading