Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Soccer Fun and Spicy BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken

The kid continues to love soccer and plays it any chance he gets. He especially loves playing at his grandma’s and grandpa’s house and kicks the soft soccer ball anywhere, including into the tree.

Spicy BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken

It’s been very hot, and I have been trying to keep the house cool by not adding heat from the kitchen. While I love lots of salads, smoothies, and raw foods, I wanted to make some chicken, so I decided to use the slow cooker. It was a great decision as the house stayed cool, and I have been enjoying a little bit of the chicken on my salads. Hubby and the kid have been eating the chicken with corn tortillas. It’s not a pretty dish though, and I actually didn’t take a picture.

I used the first jalapeno from our jalapeno plants in this dish. We’ll have lots of jalapenos soon, and I’m trying to figure out what to do with them.

  • 1.5 – 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2/3 cup organic ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, finely chopped 
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tsp pepper
  1. Layer the chopped onion on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Lay the chicken on the onions.
  3. Whisk together the ketchup, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, Cayenne pepper, jalapeno pepper, salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  5. Cook on low for 4 to 5 house, until the chicken falls apart easily when pulled with two forks. Don’t overcook.
Questions: How do you keep the kitchen cool in the summer? Do you have any favorite slow cooker recipes? Do you have any jalapeno recipes? Please share. We’ll soon have more jalapenos than I know what to do with….

Be well,