Honey and Garlic Chicken Thighs (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Easy Peasy Recipe!

I took about 12 chicken thighs, put them in a pot.

Cover them with

2./3 cup of honey

3/4 Cup Heinz Chili Sauce

1 cup Soy Sauce

Several TBS of Minced Garlic

 

Cook in a slow cooker on high for 6 hours.

OR

In an Oven in a large enough pot that the chicken is in one layer.  at 325 degrees for 3-4 hours.  cover with foil, making sure to crinkle at sides, so no steam escapes. Don’t open for at least 2 hours after beginning cooking.

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Serve over rice

 

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Dad’s Choice-Stuffed Pork Loin Roast dinner

So I will be posting the photos as well as some step by step, although I didn’t capture the steps:

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Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce:

I used frozen since they aren’t in season.

Ingredients needed:

10 oz of cranberries, rinsed

1 cup orange juice

1 cup Pure Maple Syrup (it’s not pancake syrup it’s the real deal, usually 5-7 dollars)

1 lemon (or anything citrus) (squeezed)

Combine all in a pot and bring to a boil, 10 minutes or so until the cranberries “pop”. Either serve immediately, or put in a container for later. Can be made ahead.

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Now onto the Pork Loin Roast:

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Ingredients Needed

6lb pork loin roast

Fresh Sage

Fresh Thyme

Day Old French Bread

Ham (4 oz)

1 Medium Onion

Salt/Pepper As needed

Olive Oil,

Butchers Twine

My father split the roast in half, and then sliced it til it looked like above.

Chop up your herbs, finely dice the ham, and onion, Cut up the bread into small chunks. Combine everything, Add a little olive oil for moisture. Bag it up while you are prepping.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAput a layer of it on the pork loin and roll up from one end. Tie with the butchers Twine. Place in Roasting Pan.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACook at 350 degrees for 1 hr and 35 minutes. or until internal temperature reaches 155-160 degrees on you meat thermometer.

I am having issues getting the finished photo at least the plate photo for your viewing pleasure. Once I figure out how to transfer it, I will update this entry.

I accompanied the meat and cranberry sauce, with fresh green beans, roasted red and white potatoes (mini dutch potatoes),  and a broccoli salad.

The Green Beans were snapped at the ends, washed, cooked in water til tender but al dente. I tossed them in a saute pan with butter and seasoning before serving.

I chopped the potatoes into bite-size pieces, added the remaining Thyme, Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper and Roasted them in the oven at 425 degrees for 45 minutes or until tender.

 

Things my daughter said as I was breading chicken

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So as you saw my little helper, my 2 1/2 year old daughter was helping me yesterday. More or less spreading flour around. Which she called making “sand castles”. Don’t ask me where she got that from.

Now when you are breading chicken, what comes to mind? Sticky, flour encrusted hands, that everything you touch afterwards is covered in a nasty filmy flour.

Does Sand castles seem a little odd? I guess it can seem like your playing in “sand.”

Then she proceeded to point at the chicken pieces and call them fish. I pointed out that they were chicken, but she said no it’s fish. Laughing all the while.

A day-old chick

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Leave it to my daughter to make breading chicken an interesting experience.

I would say it is an experience, quite an experience, attempting to do anything in the kitchen with a toddler.  She makes things interesting, Why this, why that?  What you doing mommy…. A constant thing I hear every day.

So trying to get down to her level and explain things, well you get sand castles and fish.

Have a great weekend!

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