Sunday, August 30, 2009

Terryaki Chicken

Terryaki Sauce

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
1/4 tsp garlic (or two cloves garlic)
1/2 tsp ginger

Thicken with corn starch

Variation: add juice of mandarian oranges and add oranges with the chicken

Normally, I would chunk the chicken and cook it in a frying pan and then make the sauce and put them together. But, today, I put the raw chicken breast into the crockpot and poured the sauce on it and cooked it on high for 4 hours. Poured the sauce into a pan, thickened it w/cornstarch. I roughly cut up the chicken into bite sized pieces. (it was super tender and easy to cut, not quite falling apart, so that was good). Put them together and served over rice. It was a hit! Yum!

If you like it spicer, I'm sure you could put some red pepper into it. I thought it was fine, and super easy!

I think I would do 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts to sauce. I quadrupled the sauce and had 9 breast. We had leftovers.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday Edition

When we got put into the new ward, we were blessed with a new church time...2pm. Oh yeah, don't be jealous. So coming home at 5pm, everyone is hungry and tired, so I am using my crockpot every Sunday. When I make something that is good, I decided to share it, so here you go.

Low-Fat Glazed Chicken in Crockpot
From the Kitchen of: Paz
Source: Jo Anne Merrill

6 oz. orange juice, frozen concentrate - thawed
3 skinless boneless chicken breast halved - split
1/2 tsp. marjoram
1 dash ground nutmeg
1 dash garlic powder

1/4 c. water
2 tbsp. cornstarch

*Garlic is optional. (I put it in)

Combine thawed orange juice concentrate (not regular orange juice) in bowl along with the marjoram, garlic powder and nutmeg. Split the chicken breasts to make 6 serving sizes. Dip each piece into the orange juice to coat completely. Place in Crockery Pot. Pour the remaining orange juice mixture over the chicken.
Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours, or cook on high for 4 hours if you wish. Precise cooking time is not important in crockpot cooking.
When chicken is done, remove to serving platter. Pour the sauce that remains in crockpot into a saucepan. Mix the cornstarch and water and stir into the juice in pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly. Serve the sauce over the chicken.

I made with rice and green beans. It was quite "orange-y", but I liked it with the sauce. Maybe because it is different and easy. Sorry no picture. It looks like chicken with orange stuff on it.