Saturday, August 11, 2012

Crock Pot Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, and Cake Vodka Root Beer Floats

I found a couple recipes online and decided to try them both out tonight.  They were so EASY and I LOVE easy recipes!!

BBQ Crock Pot Chicken

4-6 Chicken Breast - you can throw them in FROZEN!!
1 Bottle of BBQ Sauce - we chose Honey Hickory - but you can use your favorite.
1/4 C. Vinegar
1 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 - 1 tsp. Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt
The original recipe called for brown sugar but I chose to omit that.

Mix BBQ sauce with all ingredients listed underneath it.  

Place frozen chicken breast in the crock pot.

Pour sauce over it and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours.  I left mine in a little longer; but after 5 hours, I turned it on warm.

This chicken FELL APART and was YUMMY!!  I will definitely be cooking my chicken in the crock pot more often.  "What are those potatoes on the plate?" you ask???  

Roasted Potatoes and Onions

Canola Oil
3/4 - 1 Large Vidalia or other sweet onion - roughly chopped
1 - 1 1/2 Cans of New Potatoes, drained - I used the Del Monte brand
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp. Garlic Salt
1/8 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp. Dried Minced Garlic
2 1/2 tsp. Paprika
3 T. Room Temp Butter

1. Preheat oven to 400*.  Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
2.  Heat canola oil in skillet over medium heat then stir in onion.  Cook and stir until onion has softened and turned deep brown, 10-15 minutes.  While onions are caramelizing, toss potatoes with EVOO in large bowl.  Season with garlics and pepper; toss to coat well.  Pour into the baking dish in a single layer. 
3.  Sprinkle onions on top of potatoes, then dot with the room temp butter on top.  Sprinkle with paprika.  Bake uncovered in preheated oven until the outsides of potatoes are crisp, 45-55 minutes.

Could you imagine melting some cheddar cheese on top of these?!?!  Why didn't I think of that before just now??  

These were oh so tasty!  David really really liked them and requested I make them again soon...that is always nice to hear from him :)

After Dinner Drinks...

Last time I was at the liquor store, I picked up this White Cake Flavored Vodka.

I bought some root beer and I also had some ice cream on hand so I created my own adult version of the root beer float...and I just have one thing to say about it - OMG!! 

David just "loved" pouring the root beer so I could get this picture :) 

These were AMAZING!!  David even liked them...and that says a lot!  He normally just likes a beer or a margarita.  This vodka would also be good in coffee.  I can't wait for winter...I hate drinking coffee  in the summer.  

Hope you get to try these recipes out for yourself soon...Bon Appetit!!


Megan G. said...

All of this looks so amazing, I want to try all of it some day! Though I might be trying those after dinner drinks tomorrow... :)

Kathleen L said...

What was the original chicken recipe? I would like to know how much brown sugar.Adding that makes it alittle different than this recipe which is basically what I do on the stove.Thanks so much

Kari said...

You HAVE to try the drinks! :)

Kari said...

1/4 C Brown Sugar. I'm curious...let me know how it turns out with it!! Thanks for checking out by blog!

Anonymous said...

are the chicken breasts boneless or bone-in?

Kari said...

I used boneless but I'm sure you could use bone-in.

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