Ili’s everything but-the-kitchen-sink chicken


Edible Reflections

Everything but the kitchen sink by Edible Reflections

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Edible Reflections

Everything but the kitchen sink ingredients by Edible Reflections

Edible Reflections

Everything but the kitchen sink by Edible Reflections

Edible Reflections

Everything but the kitchen sink by Edible Reflections

Ingredients:

1 pound of chicken thighs (with or without bones)

1 can of veg-all vegetables homestyle (carrots, potatoes, celery, sweet peas, whole onions in a light onion broth)

1 cup of white cooking wine

1/4 cup of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce

1 large onion

1 large green bell pepper

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon all purpose seasoning (I used the Kroger brand)

1 teaspoon blackened seasoning (I used the Kroger brand)

1 tablespoon powdered garlic

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1/2 bottle of any flavor of Ragu sauce

Preparation:

  1. Get your crock pot out. It’s time to start cooking! Turn on high to cook for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
  2. Place pieces of chicken thighs. I would leave them as large pieces so that the chicken doesn’t disintegrate while cooking.
  3. Add the can of veg-all vegetables with the liquid from the can.
  4. Add all the spices, the remaining vegetables and the Ragu sauce.
  5. Mix everything well and let it cook for the time desired (high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours).
  6. Once cooked you may leave in warm setting until ready to serve.

I made this dish after I finished work (remember that I work at night). Then I went off to sleep.

At about 3 hours into the cooking the wonderful smell coming from the kitchen traveled all the way to my bedroom and woke me up. Yes, this dish woke me up from dead sleep. I was ready to just have lunch at this point. But I was patient, I waited until dinner to have this quick, easy and healthy dish.

Using the crock pot is like the begining of Fall/Winter for me. I get to make the dishes that say bye to the dining room table and hello to the couch and fleece blanket. Just what I love.

I paired it with rice pilaf and red beans. It was a match made in heaven. The chicken fell apart and it was just mouthwatering. The blackened spice gave it a unique kick without being spicy. It was perfect for young kids that have such a picky appetite. No one was talking at the dinner table. Just the hmmmm and ahhhs were coming from my husband and kids.

That’s all I wanted to hear. 🙂

Enjoy, Bon Appétit, Buen Provecho!

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