Sunday, August 14, 2011

Slow Cooked Sticky Chicken & Orzo Salad

Slow Cook Sticky Chicken

Tonight I decided that I really wanted to cook, but I also had some things to do around the house. The crockpot. I stumbled upon a great blog, Full Bellies, Happy Kids and found Slow Cooked Sticky Chicken. I have heard about this recipe for years, but had never tried it. I decided that tonight was the night. The recipe couldn't have been easier. It was a HUGE hit. Everyone decided that it was a keeper. Next time I will not cook my chicken quite as long, mine was a little bit dry.

The other big hit tonight was the orzo salad that I created. It really was not a salad, but that is what my daughter called it. I thought that it was delicious. I do not measure anything. I go by site, I know I need to fix that. I will try and explain what I did.

Orzo Salad

cooked orzo
1 roasted red pepper, diced
2 big handfuls of spinach, chopped
7 cremini mushrooms, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 Tbsp butter
Parmesan Cheese


First, melt butter in skillet, add garlic. Once the garlic is soften add the mushrooms. Cook the mushrooms until the are soft. Add the chopped spinach and cook for 5 minutes. Season the spinach & mushroom mixture. I personally use a salt free spice mix.

In a bowl combine the orzo, butter, spinach mixture, chopped red pepper and mix until combined. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.

My children loved this. I will have to make it again.


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