Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken

So simple, so tasty.  

3 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs 
1 c honey 
1/2 cup soy sauce (or bragg's liquid aminos for GF or GF soy sauce) 
1/2 blended onion
1/4 c ketchup 
2 TBS Olive oil 
1 tsp garlic powder 
3 TBS cornstarch
6 TBS water 
Sesame Seeds 

Put chicken in the crockpot.  Combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil and garlic powder.  Pour over top of chicken.  Cook low 3-4 hours, or high 1.5-2.5 hours.  Take chicken out and shred or cut into bite size pieces (your preference).  Strain sauce if needed and put back into crockpot.  Mix cornstarch in water (I put it in a jar and shake it.)  Whisk cornstarch into sauce.  Put lid back on and simmer 10-15 more minutes until thickened.  Add chicken back to sauce when you want.  Serve over rice, sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.  

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Quick Toasted Coconut Granola

You probably don't have too many granola emergencies, but there are times when you want it faster than two hours, and this is quick and easy.  

6 C. rolled oats (use GF oats if you want gluten free)
1 c. coconut
3/4 c. chopped or sliced almonds
1 TBS cinnamon
3/4 c. honey
3/8 c. coconut oil

Combine first 4 dry ingredients in a bowl.  In a large (family-size) electric skillet, melt honey and oil at about 350 degrees (med heat). Add dry to the honey/oil mixture and stir to coat.  Stir often to prevent burning for about 12 minutes.  Cool and it will get crunchy.

If you don't have a large electric skillet, you can half the recipe and do it in a smaller electric skillet or in a large frying pan.