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Friday, 3 December 2010

Slow-Cooker Honey-Hoisin Chicken

This tastes sooooo much better than it looks.
This Asian-influenced dish is so simple to make, provided you have a crock pot.  Essentially, you throw all the ingredients in a slow-cooker, and leave it be for several hours.  Then throw it onto some rice or rice noodles!  It is perfectly tangy and spicy.

You will need:
6 skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup soy sauce
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup Hoisin sauce
1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated with a zester
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes

1. In a slow cooker, add soy sauce, white wine, soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, ginger and pepper.  Stir.

2. Add chicken breasts, trimming as much fat off as possible before doing so.  Pierce chicken several times  on each side to allow liquid inside.

3. Cook for 4 hours on 'low' setting of slow-cooker.  Flip chicken after 2 hours.

4. Skim off any fat that has risen to the surface.

5. Serve with rice or rice noodles.