Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Honey "Baked" Chicken

One of the "you tubers" I like to watch, Kimmy of She's in Her 
Apron, issued a cookbook challenge encouraging her viewers to pull out some of their cookbooks they don't use a lot and pick a recipe or two to try each week. The goal is to fall in love with them all over again.
I love to use my slow cooker and I don't know why I don't branch out more from the same old recipes.
I guess I just fall back into the familiar. 
This week I decided to slow cook a whole chicken and I pulled out my "big cookbook" of slow cooker recipes.
This recipe is my adaptation of Honey Baked Chicken.
I had a partial bottle -- a couple of tablespoons of Dijon mustard I wanted to use up.
I added a teaspoon of paprika.
There was just a touch over 2 tablespoons of honey in my bottle I wanted to use up, too.
I added a bit of salt and pepper and brushed it over my cleaned chicken.
I let it cook on high until the chicken was fall apart tender.
The results:

I picked all the meat off the bones.
I'm dividing it into three meals' portions.
1 portion for risotto with peas
1 portion for chicken tacos
1 portion for a stir fry
I know that is chicken three meals in a row, but the seasonings will give it totally different tastes each time and I think we will be fine with it.


  1. Oh wow, what a great idea to fall in love with your cookbooks all over again. The chicken looks terrific and such a great way to stretch it for three meals. Are you going to make stock out of the bones?

    1. I thought it was a great idea, too. I'm always reading them, but fall back on the same things over and over.

      I'm torn about the bones and stock. The honey gave it just a hint of a sweet taste and I am not sure what I would use it for. If I do (they're refrigerated right now) I am going to have to be certain to mark it and use it in some sort of barbecue sauce or something like that.

  2. The cookbook challenge is a stellar idea! I need to begin with it tomorrow. TheHub has a dinner meeting tonight which means I don't have to cook. Yee Haw!


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