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Sunday, August 31, 2008

I love new recipes

So yesterday since Bruce had to take it easy, I spent the day trying out new recipes and this one was pretty easy and really delicious so I thought I would share. I am always looking for good slow cooker meals. I like to use my slow cooker at least once a month if not more. I found this recipe on Food Networks website. The hardest thing about this recipe is peeling and cutting up the veggies.

Maple-Orange Chicken with Acorn Squash and Sweet Potatoes
1 small to medium acorn squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 leeks, rinsed and chopped (I could only find one and I am not in love with leeks so one was enough)
5 (5-ounce) skinless chicken breast halves (with or without bone)
Salt and ground black pepper
1 cup orange marmalade
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce (I found this by the Chinese food in my grocery store)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
For the garnish: (I totally forgot the garnish - well we used a little bit of butter for the veggies but that is it)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
Place squash and sweet potatoes and leeks in the slow cooker. Season chicken all over with salt and black pepper and place on top of vegetables in slow cooker. In a medium bowl, combine orange marmalade and remaining ingredients. Pour mixture over chicken and vegetables. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.
Serve 4 of the chicken breast halves with squash and potatoes on the side and extra sauce spooned over top (reserve remaining chicken for pizza). Top with parsley and rosemary just before serving.

Here is the Pizza recipe that is mentioned in the recipe. I haven't tried it yet but since we have chicken left over I just may.

I will also have to look up more recipes for hoisin sauce as I have never used it before...if you have any will you share?


1 comment:

  1. Yummy. I love to try new recipes as well. I just might have to copy this down and make it for our next meal. Thanks for sharing that.


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