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Friday, February 26, 2010

I had to get back in the kitchen sometime

     My sweet friend Tammy had us over for dinner recently and made Chicken BBQ "Sammies" in her crockpot!!! OOOhhhhhhhhhhh, those things melted in my mouth. Jim even had seconds. It was sooo good. She got the recipe from Heather at Home with Heather and I of course had to have it too!
     I have never successfully made anything in my crockpot, but Tammy and Heather make it sound so easy and very helpful for busy mommies. I knew I was going to have to get back in the kitchen and start cooking at some point, so why not try these Sammies!
Here's what I used:
1 cup Ketchup
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
2 Tbs Mustard
2 tsp Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder 
4 Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless)

I mixed all the ingredients in my greased crockpot pot.
I didn't have any garlic powder so I used minced garlic instead.
I cut as much fat from the chicken breasts as I could
Set my crockpot for 4 hours, I think I was supposed to do it for 5 though.
Added my chicken breasts.
In about 3 hours, my chicken was tender enough to shred with two forks.
And that's it! I think I had my crockpot up too high though, because to finish out the 5 hours, my liquid all got absorbed and seemed a little dry to me, but it was still sooo yummy. We ate this on whole wheat buns and it lasted us for 3 days! Tammy had all the fixin's though...she had the cole slaw, potato salad and pasta salad!!!
The next time I make it, I'll attempt to make some cole slaw!
Cooking in my crockpot was finally a success!  Maybe I'll try it again!

1 comment:

  1. Looks YUMMY - that's one recipe I may actually try. Did you know they make plastic liners for crock pots so you don't have to scrub 'em when you're done? Can't live without them.


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