Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cheap & Cheerful Chicken

It's no secret that our 17 month old can polish off a half a rotisserie chicken in a single sitting. The kid loves chicken. So, we came up with a super easy recipe that tastes just like rotisserie chicken. And it uses bone in chicken thighs, which is just about one of the cheapest pieces of chicken you can get. The chicken just falls right off the bone, so it's not that tricky to shred or just eat as is. Oh, and did I mention that it's made in the slow cooker so it takes about five minutes of prep work? And that it's absolutely delicious?

Cheap & Cheerful Chicken

Bone in, skin on chicken thighs
Poultry Seasoning (I found some great stuff at New Seasons that doesn't have any gunk in it)
Garlic Powder
Sea Salt
Pepper

Remove skin from chicken thighs. Put in slow cooker and sprinkle on poultry seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook on low 7-9 hours.

Once it's cooked, I take it out, let it cool and then just shred it by hand. It could easily be served as is though.

For this particular dinner, we served it with some cabbage sauteed in bacon fat (yes, bacon fat), salt and pepper, along with some roasted broccolini from our CSA basket.

And just to give you a realistic picture of what our five year old eats, here are some photos of his plate....

Before.

After.

He didn't eat all his broccoli, but he had already eaten his cabbage and some of the broccoli, so we let it slide. As long as he is eating some veggies, we're happy!

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