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Spicy Chicken Breasts

These were delicious!

Brown garlic, onions, mushrooms in pan with extra virgin olive oil.

Combine 1 teaspoon each of oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, salt, chili flakes and cover chicken breasts. Grill in pan.

Bon appetite!

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New recipe: Slow Cooker Italian Chicken

Another new recipe! I might just be on a roll.

Again, I combined a few different things. Here’s what went down:

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken

  • 6 boneless chicken breasts
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions
  • 2 (huge) garlic cloves
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 T Italian seasoning
  • Salt & pepper
  • 6 potatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 cup water
  1. Brown chicken on the stove in the olive oil. Put the breasts in the slow cooker, add onions & garlic to the pan. Brown, then add spices. Add tomatoes and stir.
  2. Cut up potatoes, carrot, and celery, add to slow cooker.
  3. Add onion and tomato mixture to slow cooker, finish with water.
  4. Cook on low for 8.5 hrs.


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New recipe: Sweet Slow Cooker Ham

I knew I had to make something with the ham in our fridge. It was boneless and pre-cooked, so the recipe was really more about the flavour. We also have about 15 lbs of potatoes in our pantry at the moment (oops), so I needed to use some of those.

After searching through several recipes online, I couldn’t find anything that a) looked good and b) didn’t require a trip to the grocery store. So I just made it up, based on what many of the recipes contained.

Sweet Slow Cooker Ham

  • Ham
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 T mustard (any kind)
  • 2 T maple syrup
  • 4 cups coke
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion

I cut diagonal lines into the ham to form a diamond pattern. The idea was to combine the brown sugar and mustard and rub the ham with it, keeping the rub on the ham in the score lines. This did not work. I rubbed the ham but I’m sure most of it fell off as it heated. Whatever.

Put coated ham in slow cooker. Pour in syrup, coke, potatoes, carrot, onion, and add salt and pepper to taste. Cook on low for 6 hours.

This was pretty good, but I didn’t love it. I generally don’t like sweet meat (maple bacon, etc), so I’m not 100% surprised. Will try something savoury next time! The important thing is, the ham wasn’t wasted and I tried something new. Still a win.