This week's recipe comes from Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Best-Loved Recipes cookbook, and it was not a favorite. They can't all be winners. The reviews of this recipe were at best "not that bad" and at worst "terrible" and my very favorite "My husband works with shit all day and that guy still thought the chicken was stinky." The smell of it cooking made my pregnant sister-in-law puke all day, and another family cooked theirs an hour too long and it burned beyond repair and stunk up their house. If you still insist on making this after this review, make sure you take a look at the suggestions at the bottom. Better yet, MAKE SOMETHING ELSE. How about the Teriyaki Chicken recipe from a few weeks ago? It's similar, except good. Really good.
Chicken in Honey Sauce
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cups honey
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Place chicken in crock pot, season with salt and pepper.
2. Combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, and garlic in a medium bowl. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 4-6 hours.
3. Garnish with sesame seeds before serving. Serve extra sauce on the side, if desired.
Most of the complaints about this recipe were regarding the smell. Ours didn't smell bad, but I only used one cup of honey. Two seemed like a lot, and my three year old was freaking out that I was using all of her honey.
Don't prepare it the night before to pop it in the slow cooker the next morning. The honey will settle on the bottom and burn, burn, burn.
Even the families that didn't hate this recipe thought the sauce was too thin. I shredded the chicken before serving, which absorbed some of the sauce, but it was still too thin, and looked nothing like the thick sauce in the cookbook picture.
Do not let it cook too long. Most slow cooker recipes can handle a little extra cooking time. Not this one.