Wednesday, September 21, 2011
After my fail with the paste stew (see below), I had to pinch hit. I was able to find a recipe that I had all the ingredients for. It smelled wonderful, was easy and delish!
Little Man-not a fan of the bacon but ate all the chicken and rice
Princess-ate everything but picked the pilaf out of the rice
The Captain-his type of Chicken "anything tastes awesome wrapped in bacon"
The Cook-I am more of a well done bacon person (read...practically burned) and I loved the chicken but the bacon was a little too bacon-ey for me...I picked it off and nuked it and it was perfect.
3-4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1-2 apples, peeled and grated
1 lemon, juiced
6-8 slices bacon
Serve with rice ( I also served with caprese salad and pretzel bread)
1. In small bowl, combine BBQ sauce with grated apple and lemon juice.
2. Place chicken breasts in base of crock pot, pour BBQ/apple mixture over the chicken. Wrap 2 pieces of bacon around each chicken breast. Set to low and cook for 8 hours. If using thinner chicken breasts (like cutlets) probably 5 hours on low is enough
I had seen on a crock blog that you could put together your crockpot meal a few days in advance (when you have time...a precious thing around here) and stick it in a ziploc in the freezer. This sounded awesome to me because on a day when I have three depositions (like Tuesday) I could just pull it out of the freezer and stick it in the crock...no prep time even! I was really excited to try the Autumn Sausage Stew which the author of my cook book claimed tasted like "heaven" and "Fall in a bowl". Mine tasted like paste in a bowl...it was terrible...by terrible I mean I would not even serve this to Nancy Grace!
I can't tell if it was the rice I used (Basmanti) or the fact that I froze it but it was terrible. At least the house smelled good...just like fall and cinnamon.