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.
Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Let it cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
- 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.
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s day is a good excuse to have some good food, eat a ton of chocolate, and enjoy the company of your friends and loved ones. Even if you’re single, you and your friends can always go out for dinner together and then treat yourselves the following day to all the half priced candy. This option is just as good as a date if you ask me.
If you do have a date, there are too main options for dinner: buy it or make it. While both are enjoyable, I have always liked the experience of interacting with your date and making the meal together. Plus, it has the added bonus of being about half the price of going out to a steakhouse. Keeping it classic, this year we made a steak and asparagus dinner.