It's probably one of my favorite crock pot recipes now.
Doug tells me that the first time he invited me to eat some (back before we were even dating) I made a weird face and didn't eat any.
I don't remember that... and I almost don't believe him, because this stuff is so good!!!! Why would I NOT eat it?!
I mean, look at it!
Maybe I thought it was curry or something... because I can't handle super spicy very well.
Okay... maybe these pictures don't make it look extremely appetizing... but it really is! I promise!
The original recipe actually calls for turkey... and there aren't any tomatoes in it... but Doug and I both like the chicken better, and the tomatoes add a nice flavor.
Here's our version of the recipe:
African Style Crock Pot Chicken (serves 4-6)
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
2 lbs skinless boneless chicken breasts (4 breasts), cut into 2 x 12 inch slices
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup lime (or lemon) juice
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
hot cooked rice
- Combine all ingredients (except rice) in crock pot.
- Cook on LOW for 8 hours (HIGH 4 hours)
- Serve over rice
Isn't that easy? I love crock pots, they just take all of the work away... and then you just have to sit there and smell the chicken for several hours as it cooks. That's definitely the hardest part.
You should try it sometime. You really should. I'm going to go eat leftovers right now!