I discovered a fun new food blog last week. Over at Mom’s Crazy Cooking, she loves cooking, baking, and (wait for it) SCRAPBOOKING! I feel like I just found a new friend! I’ve been stalking her blog ever since, both the recipes and the scrapbook pages, and can’t wait to go back to see what else is new.
She also loves her crockpot, which is cool because lately, my crockpot and I have been inseparable. It is simply awesome to be able to fix-it-and-forget-it. It’s especially awesome when you’ve got a meal in the crockpot, and then the rest of the day goes completely to the dogs. Ever happen to you? That was me yesterday. I ate up four hours dealing with a broken cell phone, including 40 minutes on the phone with “technical support” and eventually a trip to the mall to have the phone replaced (yay!). Returning home at 6:30 pm, I walked in to an amazing aroma and shouts of, “Mom! You HAVE to make this again! This is awesome!” That’s always a good sign :)
The simple everyday ingredients create a teriyaki-like sauce over chicken, rich with garlic and honey. The chicken turns out very tender and the sauce is yummy. I can see tons of versatility here as well — shredded honey-garlic chicken on rolls for an Asian-inspired pulled chicken, leftover chicken chunks on a salad, or on top of a pizza. This will be one of those recipes I make again and again. Hopefully you will too.
Honey Garlic Chicken Tenders
adapted from Mom’s Crazy Cooking
2 pounds chicken tenders
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 cup lower-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup honey
Place the chicken tenders in the bottom of the crockpot. Whisk the remaining ingredients together in a bowl, and pour over the top of the chicken. Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours.