Sunday, January 20, 2013

Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken - Guest Post from Mamma Maria's La Cucina

I have a brilliant new recipe for you from my good friend Maria at Mamma Maria's La Cucina!  I first met Mamma Maria when I believe I reached 100 facebook fans.  She won a box of Reynold's Slow Cooker Liners from me.  Fast forward 3 years and here we are.....11,000 facebook fans later, and our friendship has grown.  We've discovered we're both Italian and Maria loves to cook very similarly to me!

At the age of 10, Maria began cooking with her father and quickly developed a love for it!  She enjoys mix-matching different spices and ingredients in different combinations to make unique tastes. Maria is a work at home mommy who LOVES to cook!  Lucky for us, Mamma Maria has agreed to share several of her slow cooker recipes with us over the next few months!  I'm excited to share the first one with you!

Once you make this, please come back and let me know how it was!  And go give her facebook page a "like" and let her know I sent you!!!! ;)

Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
10 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup lite soy sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root , if you dont have fresh, just used dried but cut amount in half 
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained with juice reserved
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
Steamed rice, my suggestion as a side 
Spinach, my suggestion as a side 

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook chicken thighs just until evenly browned on all sides. Place thighs in a slow cooker.
In a bowl, mix honey, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic, ginger, and reserved pineapple juice. Pour into the slow cooker.
Cover, and cook 4 hours on High. Stir in pineapple tidbits just before serving.
Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Remove thighs from slow cooker. Blend the cornstarch mixture into remaining sauce in the slow cooker to thicken. Serve sauce over the chicken.
Serve over rice and enjoy with a side of spinach.

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  1. Can't wait to try this!

  2. This was very good! I saw a similar recipe which said to just take the meat off the bone and stir back in sauce and serve over rice. Since I have littles I did that! IT WAS AWESOME!!!!