Honey Soy Pulled Pork

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I have been loving crock pot meals recently!  I usually cook multiple meals at once and store them for individual meals because Nick and I aren’t both home for dinner at the same time.  The crock pot allows me to cook multiple meals at once with one in each crock pot, one or two on the stove, and some in the oven as well.

For this meal, I tried a new recipe.  I recently bought sticky rice and used a small crock-pot to cook the rice.

The crock pot I used for the pork

While cooking the rice, I used the following ingredients to make the pulled pork

Ingredients

2.5-3 pound pork roast
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon lime juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 Tablespoons cornstarch

Directions

The directions said to include everything except the corn starch into the crock pot and cook until the pork is ready to pull.  Then, add the sauce into a sauce pan, add the cornstarch, and cook for about 4 minutes until the sauce is a thick consistency.

But, we all know I never actually follow a recipe to the tee so I just added the corn starch into the mixture when I first put it into the crock pot.  It worked out great and I had less to clean up!

 

This pork is easily one of our favorite meals now!  I’d probably do long grained rice next time though instead of sticky rice.  You can also add any vegetables you want to the meal.

Let me know if you make this recipe and which method you used for thickening the sauce.

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Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing

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This crock pot chicken and stuffing recipe has been my go to meal for the last few months. I originally saw the idea on Pinterest and noticed there were quite a few variations.

This recipe is super simple and great for the winter!  Also with Thanksgiving this week, adding turkey instead of chicken can make a quick Thanksgiving meal!

Ingredients

Chicken or Turkey Breasts
Cream of (your choice) soup
Boxed stuffing mix
Instant potatoes

Directions

  • I line the bottom of my crock pot with thawed chicken breasts (usually 3) then season as desired.
  • I then pour one can of condensed soup over the chicken.  This can be cream of chicken or any other creamy soup.
  • Next, I prep the stuffing.  In the images above I added 2 cups of water with chicken bullion in it to the boxed stuffing mix.  I’ve since adjusted the recipe to only one cup of water without any extra flavoring.  The first go around was a bit too salty and the stuffing was more watery than I desire.  Feel free to adjust the water until the stuffing comes out just how you like it!
  • Once the water is all absorbed into the stuffing mix, I dump the stuffing into the crock pot so it evenly covers the chicken.

I’ve gone back and forth about adding the potatoes into the crock pot or making them separate.  I’ve been using instant potatoes which are super quick to just boil some water in the microwave then mix.  In the pictures above, I kept the potatoes separate but recently I’ve been adding them to the pot.  It turns about about the same either way.

Hope you enjoy!

 

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Crock Pot Hot Wings

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I am very excited about this post because I have been obsessing over all things hot wings recently!  I came across this extremely simple way of making hot wings at home and had to try it!

The first step here is to buy chicken wings.  I’ve tried multiple kinds of wings and I’ve realized that I like the King Soopers brand the best.  They may not be quite as cost efficient as the Costco brand but I like them better because the skin is thinner.

This recipe is literally as easy as 1, 2, 3 as cheesy as that sounds!

Step 1: Drop as many chicken wings as you would like into your crock pot.  Add enough sauce to the pot  to lightly coat the wings.  If your chicken wings are frozen, just set the temp to high and give it about 6 hours or so.  If your chicken wings are not frozen, you may need to add a bit of water to the pot.

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Step 2: Once the chicken wings are fully cooked, remove them from the crock pot and put them on a foil lined cookie sheet.  Brush the tops with another coat of sauce and pop them into the oven at 450 degrees for 5-10 minutes.  This step is of course optional but makes them taste so much better than straight out of the crock pot because it dries them out a bit.

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Step 3: Serve and devour!

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I’ve also been obsessing with Anthony’s Pizza’s Cranberry Habanero wing sauce.  Has anybody else tried it?

 

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