Hi Lil Luna readers. You know I could talk about yummy treats all day long. Sugar is my friend, and I’m ok with that! I’ll be taking a break from treats, however, to share two awesome Asian recipes that ROCKED the house. Literally, the family went nutsos over these recipes. The first, I’ll share today and the second, you’ll have to wait until next week 🙂
Today’s recipe, Slow Cooker Almond Chicken, was my husbands favorite! He was moaning and groaning (in a good way) after each bite. And for good reason too! This chicken was super tender and bursting with the perfect amount of flavor. Check out how easy this was and how delicious it looks. I’m thinking this will be a new favorite crock pot recipe for the books!
Slow Cooker Almond Chicken Recipe
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
- 2 tsp onion flakes
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 cup almonds shaved
- 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
- 5 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup white cooking wine
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 cup snow pea pods fresh
- cooked rice
Place chicken in large skillet with hot oil. Toss for about 5 minutes until browned on all sides.
Coat your slow cooker with cooking spray and add onion flakes, garlic, ginger and 1 cup almonds. Add chicken.
In a small bowl, mix 1 cup of your chicken broth and 3 tablespoons of the soy sauce; pour over chicken.Cover and cook on Low for 4-6 hours (every crock pot is different, so use your judgment. She recommended 6-8 hours and ours only took 4 hours on low)
Meanwhile, whisk cornstarch, wine, sugar, remaining ¼ cup broth and 2 tablespoons soy sauce until smooth. 15 minutes before serving, stir in sauce and pea pods into then chicken mixture. Serve over warm rice.
Adapted from Betty Crocker
We decided to leave out the water chestnuts and I’m glad we did. The almonds created a tiny crunch and I think the chestnuts would have made it a bit too crunchy and it would have taken away from the tenderness of the chicken.
- DIFFICULTY: Simple
- HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 5-6
- ANY CHANGES MADE: Marinaded our chicken in Italian dressing, used onion flakes instead of onion, used ginger paste, used shaved almonds, no water chestnuts, used minced garlic in place of chopped.
- ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: Nothing. This was awesome!!
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