Thursday, April 16, 2009

Recipe by Request ::: Honey Chicken and Made-Up Mexi-StirFry

Honey Chicken
(Recipe from Kristen at Once Upon a Time)
  • Place 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the crock pot and add 1-2 cups of water, not quite covering the chicken.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Cook on "High" for 3 hours.
  • Drain water.
  • Remove chicken and cut into cubes.
  • Place cubed chicken back into the crock pot.
  • Combine the following and pour over chicken:
    - 2/3 cup melted butter
    - 2/3 cup honey
    - 4 Tablespoons prepared mustard
    - 2 teaspoons salt
  • Turn crock pot on low and cook 1 additional hour.
  • Serve over white rice and accompanied by steamed mixed vegetables and homemade bread.

Any my mexi-stir fry I made the other night ... delicious and totally made up. If I remember right this is what I did:

  • cooked several diced chicken breasts in olive oil until cooked through, sprinkling liberally with taco seasoning throughout the cooking process until they looked like they had enough seasoning. :)
  • added to the cooked chicken/olive oil: diced potatoes (I used red potatoes because it's what I had on hand), black beans (homemade from the freezer), frozen corn, and diced green pepper.
  • covered the pan with a lid and let simmer and cook until the potatoes could be broken apart easily with a fork. Maybe 15-20 minutes?? Check and stir every so often just to make sure that it isn't sticking, but there will probably be enough water/moisture if you use frozen veggies/beans like I did.
  • Serve!

We ate it wrapped up in a flour tortilla with a sprinkling of cheddar cheese, but I also ate just a little bit on my place by itself (since E stole my tortilla!) and it was so yummy with a little bit of ranch dressing drizzled across it. We were out of sour cream or I probably would have used that first ... salsa would have added a nice kick (and will to my leftovers) but that would have made it too spicy for my munchkins.

Anyway, totally cheap and easy and quick! And I must give a tip to Mer because she is the one that inspired me to make stirfry for dinner last night. :)

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I love trying out new recipes. My poor family never knows what to expect on their plates every night. These sound yummy!

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  2. Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious! THanks for sharing!

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