I’ve been trying to use my slow cooker more frequently because it really is a genius invention… you put food in, go to work and it is cooked by the time you come home. I use the same go-to recipes though and I was looking to expand my repertoire.
I headed over to Google and found this simple recipe at Mommy Hates Cooking (excellent blog name by the way!)
The ingredients list was short and sweet: chicken, apricot jam, red wine vinegar, garlic and olive oil. As luck would have it, I had a jar of apricot jam in the pantry that I had bought for another recipe (which I flopped out on, lol) and the rest of the items are staples in my pantry.
I modified the amounts because I was using chicken breast and not drumsticks but here’s what I used:
- 5 chicken breasts
- ½ cup apricot jam
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp. crushed garlic
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
Add your chicken to your slow cooker… it helps with clean up if you use a bit of cooking spray first.
Next, mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl…
…and pour over the chicken.
Place on low for 4 hours.
When it was done, I shredded the chicken because it was so tender that it was falling apart anyway.
While we didn’t even come close to eating all 5 breasts, the cooked chicken easily freezes for next time.
Do you have any favourite slow cooker recipes?