Friday, April 20, 2012

It's Recipe Friday! Woohoo!! And the theme is Crockpot. 


This is our newest favorite. It is adapted from the recipe here.

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken 
1.25 lb. chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1/2 C. honey
1/4 C. soy sauce
2 TBSP diced onion (or some dried onion flakes)
2 TBSP Ketchup
1 TBSP oil (olive or coconut)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 tsp. cornstarch dissolved in 3 TBSP water (I usually omit this, cause it doesn't seem to thicken the sauce at all)
Sesame seeds

Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Place in crock pot. Combine honey, soy, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low 3-4 hours or high 1.5-2.5 hours until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken, but leave sauce. Pour in the cornstarch/water and stir. Put the lid back on and cook on high for ten minutes until slightly thickened. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and return to sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice (we use brown rice).


This is a recipe that I have borrowed from my sister-in-law's blog. She has some fantastic recipes over there, and this one is perfect on the side of anything Mexicana (say it with an H.) Or even in burritos. It is to die for.

Bodacious Black Beans

3 cups dry black beans
1/2 onion – diced
2 garlic cloves – diced
3 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 jalapeno – seeded and diced
9 cups water
1. Rinse black beans and place in crock pot. Add all the ingredients. Cover and cook on high for eight hours. If the water gets low just add some more.

Now it's your turn!

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