Thursday, May 14, 2015

Crockpot Asian Chicken

I love my crockpot!  I have never loved my crockpot as much as I do at this very moment - three kids under the age of four and a husband who has been working crazy overtime hours every single night!  I swear if I didn't have a crockpot, dinner would not be happening!

We eat a ton of Mexican or Italian inspired dishes...But we like Asian food too - especially stir fry!  A few weeks ago, I set out to make a really easy, very few ingredients, Asian Inspired crockpot meal!

Your Shopping List for the Crockpot Asian Chicken:

  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 bottle of your favorite Asian inspired sauce, about 14oz - I used a Sesame Garlic Sauce
  • 1 can of pineapple chunks in pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen shelled Edamame 
  • toasted sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
  • rice for serving (optional)

Now Let's Make the Crockpot Asian Chicken:
  1. Pour half of the Sesame Garlic Sauce into the bottom of your slow cooker
  2. Add the chicken breasts on top of sauce in an even layer
  3. Drain pineapple, reserving the juice
  4. Add pineapple plus 1/2 cup of the reserved pineapple juice on top of chicken
  5. Add Edamame
  6. Add remaining Sesame Garlic Sauce
  7. Cook on low for 5-6 hours*
  8. One hour before serving, shred your chicken in the crockpot.  Cover and allow to cook for an additional hour
  9. Serve over rice and garnish with toasted sesame seeds - I used a mix of brown, red, and white rice

*A Note About Slow Cookers:
We have a new crockpot.  It cooks things at a hotter temperature and much faster than my older slow cooker.  You may need to adjust this time according to your own slow cooker

My Current Crockpot:

My "wishlist" Slow Cooker:

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