Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Slow-Cooker Cranberry Chicken

So gets my vote this week on quick, easy kid-friendly meals.  Tonight we had this recipe and again this new recipe got a thumbs-up from the kids.  You have to understand that I do not put recipes on this blog that my kids don't approve of or that are too hard to do for a working mom. 

2 1/2 to 3 pounds chicken thighs and/or drimsticks, skinned (I used boneless/skinless)
1 16 oz can whole cranberry sauce (I made fresh cranberry sauce)
2 T dry onion soup mix
2 T quick-cooking tapioca
3 cups hot cooked rice

Place chicken pieces in a slow cooker.  in a small bowl, stir together cranberry sauce, dry soup mix, and tapioca.  Pour over chicken.

Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2-3 hours.  Serve chicken and sauce over hot cooked rice. Makes 6 servings.

If you want to make fresh cranberry sauce (super easy and yummy):

12 oz bag of cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Rinse cranberries and pick out bad cranberries.  Bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Add cranberries and return to a boil.  Boil for 3-5 minutes, stirring the whole time. 

1 comment:

Alice Osborne and Jeanne Wolfley said...

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