Wednesday, July 1, 2009

back in the USA!

Well we went to Europe for a few weeks. DH should have some food photos on his computer from before we left but I dont know when he'll get around to that.

Because it's hot and we dont have air conditioning (old house) I wanted to make something in the crockpot. I decided on cranberry chicken. I added some steamed broccoli and white rice as sides. The sauce on the chicken is seriously so yummy!

Cranberry Chicken
(from a saved document in my recipes but it doesn't have a source listed)

4 boneless chicken breasts (you could fit more in if you have a big crockpot. there is a lot of sauce to go around)
1 can whole cranberry sauce
2/3 cup chili sauce (it's usually bottled like ketchup and heinz does make chili sauce too)
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 packet of dry onion soup mix

Mix everything together in the crockpot
I make sure there is liquid under the chicken and on top so the chicken doesn't stick to the bottom of the crockpot and so it stays flavorful on all sides

I was home all day so I wasn't really slow cooking
I turned my crockpot on high for 1.5 hours
Then I turned it to low for another 1.5 hours

When I checked my chicken it was starting to fall apart.
I think I could have put it on low for 4-5 hours and it would have been fine but if you are planning to leave this in for an 8 hour work day I'm not sure how great it'll be when you get home.


Molly Jean said...

Interesting ingredient list! Did you like it?

living_insanity said...

Yes I like it :) I've had something similar before but never have done it in the crockpot