Friday, March 29, 2013

Crockpot Polynesian Chicken

I feel kind of guilty. While other people have been frolicking on the beach and taking their kids to do all kinds of fun activities this week, my kids have spent their spring break at home watching me do this.

This is what I have collected so far to donate to Goodwill. In a nutshell, I have FOUR children, and I had gotten rid of virtually NONE of their clothes. Sadly, I'm not even close to done. 

In spite of all the heavy labor I've been doing, I've still managed to squeeze in my workouts! In fact, yesterday I did Asylum 1 Vertical Plyo. The good part about spring break is I get to sleep later. The bad part is my kids have been awake everyday before I even started my workout. 

As I was doing Vertical Plyo yesterday, baby girl came down to do it with me. Yay. Just what I wanted in my child-free zone. 

She was actually pretty cute though. She was trying to copy everything I did. And then, at one blessed point during the exercise, she said, "Mommy, you're on the T.V!" 

I said, "Huh?" 'Cause I'm an eloquent speaker like that.

She proceeded to go over to the T.V. and point to one of the very fit and attractive women who was exercising in the Asylum video.

Now I'm not saying I have a favorite child. Because I don't. But if I did have a favorite, in that moment it quite likely would have been baby girl. For the record, I'm fairly certain I looked nothing like the fit and attractive woman in the video. We all know how I actually look when I workout.

Anyway, I decided to pull out the good old crockpot for last night's dinner. You know how I love to get all the work done on the front end of my day. We had Crockpot Polynesian Chicken. It's one of my favorite meals. Here's what you'll need.

First you're going to drain the juice from the pineapple into a small bowl.

I'm aware this totally looks like a bowl of urine. I knew it as soon as I took it. Which is also why I knew it was definitely going on the blog!

Next you'll add the soy sauce, garlic and honey to the juice and whisk to combine.

Finally, add the cornstarch, and stir until well-combined.

Next, put your chicken in the crockpot. I always buy my chicken when it's on sale and freeze it. I also like to go ahead and cube some of the chicken before I freeze it so it's totally ready for a meal like this one. Brilliant, right?!?

 Pour the pineapple over the chicken.

 Then pour your sauce on top. Or have your cute 10-year-old do it so you can take a picture at the same time.

Now you're ready to go! Cook 4 - 5 hours on low. About an hour before you're ready to eat, slice up a bell pepper into thin strips.

Add the bell pepper to the crockpot and let it cook for the last hour. Serve over rice.

So yummy and low calorie!

Crockpot Polynesian Chicken (adapted from Skinny Ms. recipe)
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into 2" cubes
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and seeded, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 20 oz. can pineapple chunks in natural juice
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp. + cornstarch
~Pour juice from pineapple into small bowl. Add soy sauce, garlic and honey to juice and whisk to combine. Add cornstarch and stir until well-combined. Place chicken in crockpot. Add pineapple chunks. Pour sauce mixture over chicken and cook on low 4 - 5 hours. Add bell pepper for last hour of cooking. Serve over rice.

Question of the Day

How often do you use your crockpot?


Tara said...

hopped over from kelly's korner link up. i'm thinking this is for supper tonight ... thanks for the recipe!

Jen Corvin said...

Welcome to the blog, Tara! Hope you enjoy the chicken!!! Love Kelly's Korner. :)

mcquinnley said...

This was delicious. We had it the other night. Keep posting yummy recipes.