Day 81: “Taste of Home Slow Cooker”
March 22, 2011
I always like to find unique food items to put in the slow cooker. I had never tried the peanut butter combination in the slow cooker, but thought what the heck. I have been in love with chicken and peanuts ever since my friend Sara made me Ground Nut Stew. Sara’s was filled with a lot more vegetables but this is an easy alternative to it. But if you have the vegetables, by all means throw them in there!
As I have blogged before about how I love the “Taste of Home” magazine but it is often so packed full of recipes I have a hard time organizing them. And there is a thing you need to know about me, I like to have my recipes organized. So when “Taste of Home” comes out with a cookbook, I always like to take a long look at it. You know with “Taste of Home” you are going to find recipes that are family tested, not ones that are tested on people in a kitchen lab. This isn’t much different from the other slow cooker cookbooks out there, but this one does have many pictures. So many slow cooker cookbooks out there are simply missing pictures for this visual person. This cookbook also has not one but 2 indexes. One index is an Alphabetical Recipe and index and the other is General index that has the food by category. I want to try the Cherry Cola Chocolate Cake…..looks yummy! Or the Ruben Spread…..I don’t even like sauerkraut but I think I would like this one!
The Ruling: Everyone thought it was pretty good. It was so simple to make as I had my husband cut the chicken for me the night before so all I had to do was dumpy all the ingredients in the slow cooker, give it a good stir and away I went for the day. I might actually keep this cookbook for a few more days and see what else I decide to make out of it.
Indonesian Peanut Chicken, page 139
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 cup reduced fat creamy peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons chili sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups cooked brown rice
- 6 tablespoons chopped salted peanuts
- 6 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper
- Place the chicken in a 4 quart, slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the onion, water, peanut butter, chili sauce, salt, cayenne and pepper; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until chicken is no longer pink.
- Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred meat with two forks and return to slow cooker; heat through. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with peanuts and red pepper.
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