Right before I got married, I decided that I had better learn how to cook so that my husband wouldn't change his mind about our marriage. I remember that it was about 2 weeks before our wedding day and I sat down to watch an episode of Martha Stewart on TV. She was demonstrating how to make a pot roast in your slow cooker and she made it look so simple. I watched the entire show and took very detailed notes so that I could recreate this perfect dish for my new husband.
Well, after we had been married for a couple of weeks, I decided to show him my "domestic" side and make this Martha Stewart dish. Unfortunately, I ended up grabbing a few wrong ingredients at the store (i.e. condensed tomato soup instead of the tomato sauce that I needed) and couldn't remember some of the steps in the recipe, but I gave it my all.
Unfortunately, it was a HORRIBLE failure.
It was dry, burned, and tasted weird. And condensed tomato soup is not a good substitute for tomato sauce.
From that point on, my husband did the cooking for the first three years of our marriage.
I am not even joking.
When I made the decision to be a stay-at-home mom after my first daughter was born, I told myself that I needed to try this cooking thing again. I pulled out my slow cooker and searched the internet for simple recipes.
I now consider myself a slow cooker master.
I still use my slow cooker 3-4 times every week and I am always looking for the next best recipe! I came up with this one a couple of weeks ago when I was trying to make dinner using only things in my pantry. It was simple and delicious- I think that next time, I will try it using fresh pineapple!
Slow Cooker Pineapple Glazed Chicken Ingredients:
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (20 oz) can pineapple slices, juice reserved
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup cornstarch (could add less if you want sauce to be thinner)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, more or less depending on heat level you like)
Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken breasts inside slow cooker and place pineapple rings on top of chicken. In a separate bowl, mix together remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 5-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
Serve over rice and garnish with green onions (optional).
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