It's all about the crock pot for me right now! I'm not supposed to be on my foot any more than I need to be for another full week. And let me just say, I cannot wait to get out of this boot and be able to shower again!
Yes, I've been downgraded to bathing since I can't get my bandaged foot wet after a minor surgery I had a week ago.
When I registered my 'shower complaint' with the doctor this morning at my post-op check up... he said it was one of his most common fusses.
Thankfully I haven't had much physical pain. Just the nuisance of not being able to get around very well.
I got the idea for this recipe from a friend of mine who mentioned this was one of their current favorite healthy dishes to cook up. Though, I'm not sure that my version here is anything similar.
I wanted to make a honey ginger chicken that was easy, tasty and healthy! Waa-la!
My mom was over helping me this past weekend with the little one while I'm unable to run around and chase after her with the same finesse that I could pre-surgery. She was once again looking for a diet to try... which I will tell you now, I am entirely against for a multitude of reasons.
I've seen her struggle with dieting for years, and not that she needs to diet to begin with! My mom is the reason why I don't own a scale. She starts a diet and within a week has already given it up. Seriously. There is a new diet every week.
I merrily suggested to her that she try out 'clean eating' or even 'paleo'... which I have mentioned to her several times before. I like that clean eating isn't a diet , it is just a different way of eating.
What can I say? Friends and family are my inspiration!
Crock Pot Honey Ginger Chicken
Servings: 4 • Size: About 1 Cup • Calories: 315 • Fat: 3.8 g • Carb: 39.2 g • Fiber: 0.6 g • Protein: 33.2 g • Sugar: 36.2 g • Sodium: 493.9 mg
4 Chicken Breasts (About 4.5 Oz. Each), Cut into bite size pieces!
1/2 C. Honey
3 Tbsp. Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
1 Inch Fresh Ginger Root, Grated
2 Tbsp. Lime Juice
2 Tsp. Sesame Oil
1 Tsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
4 Garlic Cloves, Smashed
1 Medium Yellow Onion, Diced
Salt & Pepper to Taste
1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
1 Tbsp. Water
Sesame Seeds, Green Onions, Sriracha.
You may want to line or lightly spray the inside of your slow cooker.
Toss everything into a crock pot, except the cornstarch and water.
Give it all a stir.
Take a sniff and have an 'OMG that smells like heaven!' moment.
Secure the lid and cook on low for at least 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
About 30 minutes prior to serving, mix together the corn starch and water. Pour into the crock pot, stir, and allow to cook for about 30 minutes or until thickened to your liking.
Once done, remove the lid and stir.
Serve warm over rice, noodles, or steamed veggies!