I can cook. I'm fairly good at it. But I usually just don't want to, because it's not high on my list of things that I think are fun to do. I'd much rather weed a garden. However, when photos of delicious food start showing up in my Facebook stream, sometimes I get motivated to get barefoot and get in the kitchen.
It happened Monday. My friend (and cousin) Algene posted a photo and recipe for Crock-Pot® Chicken Teriyaki that caught my eye. I started salivating. Anything teriyaki has that effect on me. So I looked down through the list of ingredients and noted that I had all of them, including garlic from last summer's garden.
That settled it. We were having this for supper. I'm sharing it here, just in case it looks good to you, too. It originally came from the Facebook page of Heavenly Recipes and if I spend too much time on that page, I may just be forced to cook more often. This particular recipe appealed to quite a number of people, because as of this evening, it's been shared 144,667 times.
Here we go:
1 lbs chicken, cubed
1 cup chicken broth
½ cup teriyaki sauce
⅓ cup brown sugar
3 garlic cloves, minced
1. Combine chicken broth, teriyaki sauce, brown sugar and garlic cloves in large bowl.
2. Add chicken to sauce, and mix.
3. Pour chicken mixture into Crock-Pot®.
4. Cook on low 4-6 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.
5. Serve over hot cooked rice and spoon on extra sauce if desired.
It should be noted, if you saw the recipe on my or on any other Facebook page, that the photo posted was NOT a photo of this recipe. The photo showed sesame seeds in the sauce and a thicker sauce. Most of us that tried the recipe agreed that the sauce was more watery than we'd have liked. The remedy for that is to cut back the broth drastically or as one my friends suggested, cut it out entirely. I would do that next time.
But it was delicious, and I will make it again. Now, about that cake...
My cousin also posted a photo of white cake with caramel frosting, which reminded me of a recipe my mom had when I was a kid. My dad loved it and I loved it, and I dug it out and made it. So we topped off our teriyaki meal with caramel cake. Yummmmm...