Monday, April 12, 2010

Soy Sauce Chicken and Garlic Pretzel Bites

I made soy sauce chicken and garlic pretzel bites this week.  But not together, if that was what you were thinking.  Separately they were delicious, and I have to pass along the recipes.

Crock Pot Soy Sauce Chicken

I have been trying to find a good crock pot recipe for years, and I finally found an awesome one.  I turned the crock pot on before I left for work, and it was ready when I got home.  Viola!  I stir-fried some veggies and served with white rice.  The chicken was so tender and tasty.   The meat fell right off the bone.  We made a bunch, and it lasted for a few days.  I love leftovers because that means I don't have to make or even think about making dinner for a day or two.  And that is awesome!  Here is the recipe:

8-10 chicken thighs
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2-3 inch ginger, sliced
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons Chinese wine or sherry wine
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon white or black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
salt for seasoning

Season chicken with salt and place in slow cooker.  Mix rest of ingredients in a bowl and pour over chicken.  Blend and make sure that the chicken is well coated.  Cover and place in the refrigator for at least 30 minutes or overnight.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours on high.

Garlic Pretzel Bites

I somehow got sucked into being the birthday person in my department.  I don't know how that happened.  They said I was perfect for the job.  Ugh.  Anyway, on Friday, it was someone's birthday.  I had the idea of doing an afternoon snack instead of a cake.  We got soft pretzels and ice cream sandwiches.  Anyway, we ended up having a bunch of soft pretzels left over.  I brought some home.  Huz told me that his co-worker made garlic pretzel bites with leftover pretzels.  So I tried it.

I chopped up the pretzels.  Then I melted a couple tablespoons of butter and mixed in minced garlic and Parmesan cheese.  I dumped the pretzels into the butter mix and coated all the pretzel bites.  I dumped them onto a George Foreman grill and grilled them for 6-7 minutes.

The garlic pretzel bites were buttery and crunchy.  You should try it!  Yum.

Do you have any recipes that I must try??  Let me know.  I love trying new things...especially if it doesn't require that much work.  Haha.


Sarah P said...

Sounds yum! I'll definitely try the chicken.

Do you read smittenkitchen? OMG.

Iva said...

I LOVE garlic pretzel bites!! so gooooood!!!

Tina said...

Are those pictures of your food or did you cheat? Tell the truth! It does look yummy though.

Tara said...

I confess! Those pics aren't of my food. I cheated and found them on the internet. But it is an accurate representation of my food if I knew how to plate it, light it, and photography it well. Tehe.

Miss Mayhem said...

Have your ever made quesadillas? They are easy to make! These are the instructions to make 1:

1. Take a tortilla and place in in an un-greased frying pan on medium to soften.
2. after 3 minutes, shred preferred type of cheese (I use colby jack because it's my favorite) over tortilla in pan.
3. Wait until you can see the cheese start to melt on the tortilla and fold in half. leave in pan.
4. Wait another minute and slide onto plate. It can be eaten with salsa or ho sauce, enjoy!

I know, it's incredibly easy. That's the only way I can make it!

Miss Mayhem said...

Sorry, I meant "Hot sauce". Not "Ho sauce"! Ho sauce doesn't taste very good!