Today I’m more grateful than every for my summer guest posters! My friend Christina is here today with a great recipe for Sticky Chicken made in the slow cooker, but before I hand you off to her do you want a quick run-down of this past week? I’ll make it short, I promise!
On Friday night my daughter graduated pre-school. It was at 6 PM so I just made grilled cheese for dinner. Here she is at graduation with my sister.
On Saturday we had a cookout for her and my best friend’s daughter, who also graduated pre-school on Friday. It was just hamburgers and hotdogs, along with my Mozzarella Tomato and Artichoke Salad. Then, that night, my daughter got sick with a fever, headache, and belly ache. She has been sick since, and is just starting to feel better tonight. So, basically I haven’t been cooking and wouldn’t have had anything new to share. Luckily for us all, Christina is here to save the day!
Hi there! I’m Christina from It’s a Keeper, a food and cooking blog where I test recipes to see if they’re (you guessed it…) keepers! Bernadette has graciously let me take over her blog today and share one of my favorite summer recipes with you.
Some of the most popular recipes on my blog, It’s a Keeper, are slow cooker recipe. It’s no wonder. They are easy to make and you don’t have to spend time fussing over them.
I love using my slow cooker – especially during the summer months. Who wants to be inside cooking when it’s so nice outside?! Not me!
This recipe for Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken is one of my family’s favorites. I love it because it uses fresh ginger and I L-O-V-E fresh ginger! It really adds a great flavor to recipes. If you’ve never used it, you should give it a try.
Don’t be scared by this gnarly root-looking. Just use a vegetable peeler (or even the back of a spoon) to peel away the outer layer and you’ll find a bright, fresh and super fragrant flesh.
You can mince it very finely with a knife or use a rasp to finely grate it. I prefer to grate it. If you’re still not convinced to try fresh ginger (or you don’t have any on hand), you can use ground ginger — about a teaspoon should do ya.
Now, back to the chicken…you may be tempted to skip the broiling part of the recipe, but DON’T! This final step is what makes the recipe.
If you love slow cooker recipes, you have to check out my new Slow Cookin’ Summer series. Each week there will be one or two new slow cooker recipes posted to give you inspiration and help build your collection of easy crock pot recipes. There’s everything from healthy easy dinner recipes to quick easy dessert recipes to crock pot breakfast recipes. You can get them all here, all summer long!
So what are you waiting for? You know you want to make these short ribs! Here’s the recipe:
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of minced ginger
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 3 lbs chicken, breast, thighs, legs, etc.
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup tomato paste
- Combine ¼ cup sugar, 2 tablespoon soy sauce , ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat.
- Place in a slow cooker and cook on low for about 4 hours or until done.
- When done place chicken in a broiler proof dish. Combine remaining ½ cup sugar, water, and tomato paste, and remaining soy sauce. Brush on chicken and cook under the broiler for about 5 minutes or until chicken is slightly crisp. Keep a close watch on the chicken under the broiler.