Yesterday I started a new, part-time job in an office (marketing, communications and new media for an education non-profit) and I still have the old, part-time job at home (research and writing for a different education non-profit) -- and of course there's the whole wife-mom-friend-daughter job, too. I'll still try to get some posts in here and there, but didn't want you to worry about me (because I just know you're waiting every day for a new post) if there's not much to read this month.
So in keeping with a busier lifestyle, here's a recipe that I stole from another friend's blog that is hands-down one of the easiest ways to cook chicken in the crockpot. Just start it up in the morning, then add some broccoli and ready-made mashed potatoes (I recommend Country Crock or Bob Evans) to the plates at dinnertime and voila -- well-balanced, healthy meal with minimal effort (and minimal touching of raw chicken) that the whole family will eat.
Crockpot Coca-Cola Chicken
- 1 whole chicken, about 3 pounds (I used 4 boneless chicken breasts, but my friend used a 6 pack of chicken drumsticks)
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup cola, Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, etc. (we used Coke Zero)
- Wash and pat chicken dry.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Put chicken in crock pot with the onions on top.
- Add cola and ketchup and cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours (less time if it's boneless breasts, maybe more time if it's something else).