My Crock-Pot is my friend. I can throw in a meat and a few ingredients and forget about it. Once the first grader begins her "Mom, I'm hunnnnngry" routine, I already have something ready to go.
My latest Crock-Pot success? Sweet and Spicy chicken! My husband called it his favorite crockpot recipe so far, and it needs only four ingredients. Use your Crock-Pot brand or any slow cooker. It is super simple!
Ingredients: Chicken breasts (about 1-2 pounds), chicken broth, one jar of pineapple ice cream topping, and one jar of medium chunky salsa.
- Cook the chicken breasts in about 2 cups of chicken broth for about 4 hours on high.
- Drain the excess broth from the slow cooker, leaving just a little bit in the bottom.
- Mix together the pineapple topping and salsa, pour it over the chicken.
- Cook for another 30-45 minutes.
I served this over rice with lots of the sweet and spicy sauce.
The dish reminds be a bit of chicken cacciatore - sweet but with that nice little kick of pepper flavor. For a side, I'd recommend a simple romaine, cucumber, and cheddar salad with a ranch dressing.