Slow Cooker Drunken Honey BBQ Chicken

 

Hello Sidetracked Sarah readers! I’m so excited to be guest posting for Sarah today with my Drunken Honey-BBQ Chicken crockpot recipe.

 

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I’m Kate from Creative House Blog, where I share my DIY and craft projects, recipes, book reviews and other creative topics. I also have an Esty Shop with personalized mugs and my Mama Bear line featuring the Mama Bear Car Decal. I spend much of my day chasing around our adorable one year old daughter and sweet dog.

 

Between being a mom, blogger and shop owner I need and love easy crockpot meals. The Drunken Honey-BBQ Chicken is one of my favorites, I often make enough to have left overs several times.

Crockpot Drunken Honey Chicken

 

Ingredients

- 4-6 Boneless Chicken Breast
- Half a Bottle of BBQ Sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray’s)
-1/2 cup of Honey
-1 can or bottle of beer.
- Sriracha (optional)

 

Directions:

Lay your chicken breast in the crockpot.

Cover with BBQ, Honey, and add Sriracha for an extra kick.

Then pour in beer.

Let cook for 6-8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.  I think cooking on low turns out better.

 

Drunken Honey Chicken in the Slow Cooker

 

Serve with your favorite sides such as green beans and mac and cheese. We also like to make sandwiches and tacos with the leftovers.

 

 


Hearty Chicken Chili Crockpot Recipe

This post is written by Lorrin of Hello, Sister Love.

 

Welcome to my most favorite recipe in the whole wide world!!!

 

I’m about to let you in on a little secret, I hadn’t eaten chili, before I tried this recipe.   I had no idea what it tasted like.  I am not a fan of ground meat of any kind, and since I always made it with ground turkey for my family, I never even tested it!!

 

My husband kept telling me to make it with chicken and I thought he was referring to ground chicken (again, not a fan- although, maybe i would be if i ever bothered to try it…). Then one day, I decided to make it with chicken breasts, and holy cow…I cannot believe I had been living a life without chili for nearly 34 years!!

 

The BEST part about discovering that I was so in love with chili (yeah, it’s that serious between chili and myself), is that I knew the possibilities in making the perfect chili were literally endless. On top of that, it takes 15 minutes to prep, and is cooked in the crockpot, which pretty much makes this the most amazing recipe on earth. I have played around with some different versions of chicken chili. Right now, this is my favorite! The recipe makes enough for my family of 6 to eat twice. It would be a great idea to put half of it in a freezer bag for another night!

 

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Ingredients

2- 28oz cans of crushed tomatoes
1- 15oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1- 15oz can of northern beans, drained and rinsed
1- 15oz can of mild chili beans
1- 1lb bag of frozen corn (does not need to be thawed)
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup bbq sauce
2 envelopes of taco seasoning
3 med-large boneless chicken breasts
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Instructions:

combine all ingredients in the crockpot- putting the sweet potatoes and chicken in the bottom of the crockpot. Cook on high or 3-4 hours, or on low for 7-8 hours. Once the chicken and potatoes are cooked, remove the chicken and shred it and return to the crockpot. Break up potatoes with a fork to make them more bite sized. That’s it!!
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We like ours with shredded cheddar and corn chips sprinkled on top.
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Lorrin is a 34 year old wife, mama to 4 awesome, and exhausting kiddos. She is a Baptist, a dreamer, a procrastinator, a planner, a cook, a hockey mom, a soccer mom, a dog lover, a Florida baby and Pennsylvanian, a flip-flop wearer, boot lovin’, business owner and photographer at Lorrin Sell Photography. She’s loud, loves the beach and hates the snow. Most nights, she falls into bed, and thanks God for the chance to sit down. There isn’t a day that goes by though, that she doesn’t realize how blessed she is, and she wouldn’t change a thing. Her blog, Hello Sister Love, is a place for Lorrin and her sister, Amber, to share mommy moments, their moments as wives, kitchen moments, and thrifty moments.


Gluten Free Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

There are those days, and I know you all know of them, that you just want some comfort food.  Anything that can be prepared in a slow cooker, to me, is comforting.  The other day, we needed just that.  I hope you enjoy our recipe for Beef Stew.  Below is the gluten-free version, but you can always replace the gluten-free ingredients with conventional ones.

 

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 -4 lb. beef stew
  • Gluten-free flour (or conventional!)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 oz pancetta, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4″ pieces
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 6 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons thyme
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 bottle red wine (we recommend a pinot noir but you can use any varietal)
  • 1 package of demi-glace
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 16 oz mushrooms, halved

 

Beef Stew Recipe
 

NOW, WHAT TO DO:

  1. Add 1/4 cup olive oil in a large pan or dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, add flour in a shallow dish along with onion and garlic powder.
  3. Dredge the stew meat in the flour, shaking any excess off.  Season the meat  with salt and pepper.  Cook the meat in the dutch oven, browning all sides (approximately 6-8 minutes total).
  4. Remove browned meat and place in slow cooker.  Add pancetta, onion, carrots, celery to the dutch oven and cook for 8-10 minutes, until softened (not browned).  Stir occasionally adding about 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  5. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.  Stir occasionally.  Thyme and parsley are added next, cooking for one minute.
  6. Remove vegetable and pancetta mixture from dutch oven and put into the slow cooker.
  7. Now add wine, tomato paste and packet of demi-glace to dutch oven, stirring to combine.  Cook for 2 – 3 minutes, making sure to get all of the brown bits off the bottom of the pan using a wooden spoon – that’s where all of the flavor is.
  8. Add wine mixture to the slow cooker along with the mushrooms.  Stir all ingredients together and place slow cooker on high for 8 hours or until meat is fork tender.

 

Beef Stew recipe, gluten free, mushrooms, vegetables
 

Serve with wide noodles (gluten free!), rice or small roasted potatoes.  Pair this with your favorite red wine, preferably the varietal that was used to cook with!

 

 

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Dana is a full time marketer who loves to spend time with her family.  She dubs herself a blogger of all things fashion, beauty, motherhood, gluten-free, work-related, reading – you name it!  Visit her at Pellerini Proclaims!