I am a crockpot/slow cooker* person. I love putting stuff in the pot in the morning and coming home after work to a house that smells delicious, with dinner made.
Lynn (Loopy Office Manger) and several other people I know are Instant Pot* fans. They talk about all of the wonderful things you can make and they seem to love it. I get tempted …. but then I remember that I really just want to come home to it already done.
Then there’s the Sous Vide*, which is intriguing. I had orange ginger chicken done that way last weekend and it was amazing. That tempts me, too. I guess with both the Instant Pot and Sous Vide, I could use them on the weekends if I had them. (But do I want another thing to store from day to day?)
So where do you stand on things like this? Do you use one or the other, and do you love it? Do you have a Pinterest board of recipes you’d like to link to in the comments? Maybe that would sway some of us!
In the meantime, here is the most recent thing I have cooked in the crockpot and we all liked it. (Not the greatest picture, but it tasted great!)
This recipe came from this list – which seems to have several must-try recipes on it. And then from this blog. I believe I will also be needing to try her Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pie and her Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin recipes.
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
4 Tbl. olive oil
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes in olive oil
2 Tbl. basil
1 cup heavy cream
Combine flour, salt and pepper, and dredge the chicken in the mixture. Add to a hot, oiled skillet and brown chicken on each side for 2 minutes.
Place chicken on the bottom of the cooker. Add the chicken stock, sun dried tomatoes (not drained) and basil.
Cook on low for 4 hours, or until the chicken is completely cooked through.
Add heavy cream, mix and serve over rice or noodles. Enjoy!
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