Sunday, November 25, 2012

African Style Crock Pot Chicken... with a Twist!

One of my husband's old roommates introduced this recipe to us.
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


  1. Combine all ingredients (except rice) in crock pot.
  2. Cover.
  3. Cook on LOW for 8 hours (HIGH 4 hours)
  4. 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!

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  1. This sounds easy and super delicious!

  2. This looks delicious! I'll be making this sometime this week for sure.
    I'm a new follower stopping by from the Super Sunday Sync.

  3. That looks really tasty! Anything I can make in a crockpot is a winner in my book!

  4. Ooh I'm bookmarking this recipe! Thank you for sharing, it sounds delicious.

    Just followed you via the "I love my online friends" blog hop. So happy to find your blog :)

    - Erin xo - One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

  5. Sigh... My crock pot adventures usually start with a whole small chicken and end with salt and pepper. Or maybe some potato and carrot pieces if I'm feeling adventuresome. Yours looks delicious.

  6. This sounds delicious and pretty easy! Don't you just love your crock pot? I am a new follower from the GFC hop. :)