Teriyaki Chicken Rice and Pasta Bowls

I’ve made it known that one of my favorite blogs that  I follow is Just Get Off Your Butt and Bake.  She made these Teriyaki Chicken bowls and let me tell you, these are well worth it.

I’ve cooked chicken in the slow cooker many times, but this one….I feel as though I’m at a loss for words.  The chicken was so tender.  The flavor was completely satisfying.  I am not a huge fan of rice so I made rice for some of the family and pasta for the rest of us!

Recipe adapted from: Baby Center

Ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (thighs would be fine too)
Salt and pepper
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (could also use olive oil or canola oil)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional – doesn’t really add heat, just adds more flavor)
4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
Sesame seeds

note:  I substituted 1/4 tsp of onion powder and 1/4 tsp of garlic powder instead. I also added a bit of Chicken stock to the slow cooker at the end, to thin the sauce just a bit. (1 to 2 tablespoons) My slow cooker has vent holes in the lid, and so the sauce thickens quickly.

Directions:
Season both sides of chicken with lightly with salt and pepper, put into crock pot. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.

If  you are stuck in a rut and need something new to try, I highly suggest that you make this chicken dish.  So good.  So filling.  So good.  So good.  Oh did I already say that!

Doesn’t this belong on your dinner table tonight?  Or at least this week?  I promise you will not be disappointed!

Have a great week and do try.  Please try!!

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking 😉

Source

Just Get Off Your Butt and Bake

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