Saturday, September 24, 2011

Crock Pot Garlic Herb Chicken Thighs

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Fall is definitely here now, and I am loving it. I've always been a "autumn" girl - cardigans and boots, apples and pumpkins, crunchy leaves and crisp air are some of my favorite things. When we lived in Missouri, the beginning of fall was always crazy weather wise. Its always hard to know what to wear when its 50 degrees one day and 80 the next. Being on the East Coast now is slightly better, we still have changes in temperature from day to day, but they stay in the 60-70 range, so they aren't quite as drastic. Its been really nice to have the windows open during the days, but I really miss having them open at night. The street we live on is too busy for that, and there is a post office right across the street from us. Did you know that post offices' get deliveries at 3AM? It only took us one time to wake up to BEEP BEEP BEEP (that's a truck backing up) and BANG SLAM (doors opening and closing) and MUMBLY GUMBLY (that's a couple men talking as loud as they possibly can) for us to realize that however nice it may be during the day, at night time the windows are closed and the A/C gets turned back on.

Fall is also the perfect time to pull the crock pot back out of storage. This is probably one of our new favorite ways to make chicken. After just randomly throwing things into the crock pot yesterday morning, I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out, but it was phenomenal! Not only did it make my apartment, ok, entire building smell utterly divine all day long, the chicken itself turned out really good! It was so moist, tender and juicy. I tried to stab a leg with a fork, and it completely disintegrated in the crock pot.


Crock Pot Garlic Rosemary Chicken Thighs

1.5 pound chicken thighs
3 cloves garlic, sliced thin
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 sprig thyme (or 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 container of Knorr Chicken Stock Concentrate
1/3 cup white wine

In a medium bowl, whisk all the seasonings and liquids together.
Pour into the bottom of a crock pot.
Place chicken legs on top of the liquids, turning to coat. Place a few of the garlic clove slices on top of the chicken.
Turn the crock pot on and allow to cook either on low for 8 hours or on high for 4.
If possible, turn the chicken occasionally.

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE autumn as well! I'm a big fan of all the seasons (and glad I live somewhere I get to experience them all), but I have to say that autumn is my favorite.

    And these chicken thighs look truly delicious. They've been added to the list of foods to make as it gets colder.

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  2. I had to revisit this post and let you know that it is a favorite in our house. Cheap and easy. I was thrilled to find a recipe that uses the cheap part of a chicken. The fact that it falls of the bone is a bonus! I've served it to company and everyone always raves. So now I send the link to my friends who are looking for easy crock pot dinners. This one is a major win here!

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    1. Oh thank you! I am so glad you enjoy it! :)

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    2. So...if I'm substituting chicken stick, how much should I use?

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