Thursday, April 13, 2006

A Tasty Crockpot Chicken Dish, Broccoli Salad

This chicken dish turns out nicely - and is like a saucy barbecued chicken. It's easy to throw together in the morning, and the chicken falls of the bone by the time it's done. I also made a broccoli salad - sort of like the one at Claim Jumper, but with a few variations. Then, since both dishes were sweet, we needed something not sweet with them, so I made turnip greens.

Cranberry-Barbecue Chicken


2-3 pounds chicken pieces (I used 3 chicken breasts)
1 can whole-berry cranberry sauce
1 c diced celery
1/2 c diced onion
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1 c barbecue sauce (I used Bullseye)

Place chicken pieces in crockpot. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook on low 7-8 hours.

Broccoli Salad


2 crowns fresh broccoli, cut in bite-sized pieces
1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1 c seedless red grapes, sliced in half
1/4 c raisins
1/3 c diced purple onion
1/3 c pine nuts
1/3 c real bacon bits (or 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled)

1/2 c mayonnaise
1/4 c sugar or Splenda
1 T cider vinegar

Mix all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Mix dressing ingredients and toss with salad.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent recipe! I have used this recipe while following an Adkins diet and it works really well. It gives you some of that crunch that is missing from low-carb cooking.