Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Adventures in Slow Cooking

Thanks to my friend, Courtney, and her experiment with crock-potting recently, I decided to try something in the slow cooker yesterday... Plus chicken thighs were on sale at Hannaford so...

I amazed me (again) how much liquid comes out of stuff in the crock pot. Also amazing is the fact that you can add a grain to the liquidyness towards the end of cooking and it will soak it all up and create a delicious full meal.

Quinoa Tomato Chicken in the Crock pot (adapted from Courtney's recipe...)

8 Chicken (boneless skinless) thighs straight from freezer to pot
1 can drained artichoke hearts
1 can drained rinsed white beans
2 small can diced tomato (or 1 big 28 oz can)
1/3 cup marinara sauce
2 c chicken stock or boullion
splash of white wine

1 hour left to cooking... add 1 + 1/4 c of quinoa

Yummy slop.


Rachel said...

it was a yummy slop. the thing with Slow cookers what they lack in presentation they make up for in convenience and belly happiness.

Courtney said...

Yeah. Slop is about right. Either slop, or you, in attempts to not have slop, do less liquid of something and end up with super-dry.

But, I do love my crock pot.

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