Oct 17, 2016

Slow Cooker Season

English: Chef Pepín Slow Cooker
English: Chef Pepín Slow Cooker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of my favorite things about fall is all the wonderful stews, soups and other meals that you can make by tossing everything into the slow cooker in the morning and forget about until time for dinner.  I work from home so I am able to enjoy the aromas of the foods wafting through my home. 

In my house, my husband is the main cook and it took a while to convince him of the wonders of a slow cooker as he has always been one of these cooks that likes to fiddle with the food which is a definite no no with this style of cooking.  He does make up the most delicious stews and soups.  There are occasions however when I just have to get into the kitchen and cook myself.  

One of my favorite recipes is one that I picked up years ago and I don't even remember where.  It's really easy and wonderful over rice.  I do advise however to not make extra as it does get rather salty as it cools down.

Slow Cooker Asian Chicken

1 pound chicken parts with bones (thighs or breasts)
1 cup orange soda
1 cup low salt soy sauce.

Put the chicken in the slow cooker and pour the other ingredients on top.  Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.  Serve with rice.

Yeah it really is that easy.  I tend to use boned breasts as I don't care for dark meat but the thighs will remain moister. 

Do you have a favorite slow cooker recipe that you would like to share?


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