This “healthy” recipe came from slenderkitchen.com in my weekly “Ziplist” from Pinterest. Most of my recipes come from cookbooks, magazines, Food Channels, friends, family and my own versions of recipes and in the last couple of years I have used the internet a lot more. I love my computer for researching information related to ingredients or recipes or anything for that matter. Amazing how much data is available, all you have to do is “Google” a question and you are inundated with all kinds of information.
Being an old-fashioned librarian I like books and my choice of reading material has always been cooking and gardening and occasionally reading a novel. I do enjoy reading biographies on women and I especially like to browse in bookstores. Sure, I do shop on Amazon like most people but I like the comfort of holding and looking at books when I can.
Anyways, back to my recipe… The author calculated the PointsPlus value which is 5 for 2/3 cup even though this recipe is not endorsed by Weight Watcher’s. I just never have calculated non-Weight Watcher’s recipes and I probably should because I do have a Weight Watcher’s calculator. It is only about 3 x 3-inches. Actually, I meant to say that I do use it a lot to calculate points, just not with the recipes I post on my blog!
Honey Garlic Chicken
- 1-1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3/4 tsp. dried basil or fresh if you have it
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup honey
- pinch red pepper flakes
- I added a bunch of veggies like red peppers, onions, carrots, snow peas and water chestnuts (see directions below)
I like to double the sauce ingredients (garlic cloves through red pepper flakes) because I add so many veggies. Combine all of the ingredients and add to the slow cooker. I start out on high for 1 hour, then drop to low for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until done. The author suggests cooking for 4 hours on low. My resources say it is better to start off on high, then lower the temperature. After it cooked for 1 hour on high I looked at all of the good sauce and decided this recipe needed some veggies thrown in and I would make this dish a stir-fry.
As the author states you can use this chicken for a number of recipes; put it in a salad, make a wrap or serve it over rice. At 2 hours before it was done I added some onion chunks and then at 1 hour I added some red pepper pieces. Add thinly sliced carrots as well. Right before serving throw in a can of sliced water chestnuts and snow peas that you microwaved for 1 minute. Obviously, you can add any veggies you want, just allow different cooking times. You could also kick it up a notch with some jalapeno peppers or Thai Chili Sauce.
Recipe by cooking with aunt juju https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2013/12/17/honey-garlic-c…he-slow-cooker/
I added more veggies like snow peas, carrots and water chestnuts.