Friday, September 22

Chicken in a Crock Pot

Yeah baby, that's what I'm talking about! A day or two ago, while looking for something to make my freezer a less lonely place, I saw some chicken on sale. They were hind quarters and they were only about $1.50/lb. No, they weren't skinned or boned, but that's not a big deal if you are a crock pot master like me.

Okay, that's a bit over the top, as I've used a stock pot a few times, but I've never ever cooked with an actual crock pot before. Just a sec, let me lick my fingers a bit before I continue...

Anyway, last night I dumped all the chicken into my crock pot, which could barely hold it all. Hmm, I thought, what should I put in there with it? Turns out I had some cans of soup that had been taking up space for ages. I dumped in a small can of chedder cheese soup and creamy tomato and basil soup (and a can of water with each can of soup). Hey, call it pizza chicken if you want! Anyway, of course after that I raided the spice cupboard and tossed on some sage, some cayenne, a tiny amount of ginger and probably some turmeric.

Put that bad baby on low, make sure it warms up a little to ensure that it is getting some juice, and go to sleep.

Ahahahaha. I love it. I really do. I love it when I can accomplish things while I am sleeping. Some strange power of productivity instinct kicks in and I get a huge charge out of it. It's similar to the odd time I notice an Adsense click happening while I am asleep. Woooo! Go baby, earn me some cash while I take a nap. If only such mad productivity were available more often, but it's still great while it lasts.

Anyhow, euphoric episode aside, I woke up this morning to a nice warm smell. I don't know how else to describe it. The crock pot was burbling happily so I turned it off and let it start the long slow cooling process. It's not really cold yet, but I just spooned off some of the fat that had risen to the top. Of course, I could not resist giving a surface morsel a taste.

Holy cow! Better yet, holy chicken! Talk about tender and juicy. I'm sold. I've got an absolutely full crock pot that will yield me a couple meals of chicken, once I pull it off of the bones, as well as a great soup or stew base. The price of the chicken was $5.50 and I'm sure the soup was less than $1.00 per can. The only thing I need to do is figure out how much meat is on these quarter chickens. When I pulled out a piece I only got a leg.

We'll see in a short while, once it has cooled off a bit more... but I think I'm sold. I'm now a crock pot crackpot. Hey, a word to the wise, if a single guy like me can figure this out... you can too.

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squire said...

We are also big "chicken in the crock pot" fans and I too marvel at Adsenses replys.