Slow cooker ~Honey Garlic Ginger chicken

Slow Cooker ~Honey Garlic Ginger chicken with broccoli on whole grain pasta or brown rice

Have I mentioned that I LOVE my slow cooker? Ever since I started working in the evenings, I’ve depended on this appliance weekly. However, I have learned that you can’t do everything in the slow cooker. It is always best to have some rice or pasta cooked up and stored in the fridge, so that you can pair your grains with whatever you are cooking in your slow cooker. Pasta after 6 hrs in the slow cooker is just mush, and potatoes turn to goo.

So I have been working on recipes that take “most” of the work out of making a meal, but not all of it. On days that I am super busy, it sure helps to be able to throw a few ingredients into the pot and have a great meal in 6 hours.

Here is my latest recipe…inspired from somewhere on Pintrest. The recipe is so far from the original recipe I can’t even say that I revised it.

Hope you enjoy!

INGREDIENTS (Printable PDF)

  • 3 breast chicken breast
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 item Low Sodium Boullion Cube
  • 3 clove Garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Ginger root, chopped
  • 500 ml Water
  • 4 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 cup Broccoli
  • 6 cup Healthy Harvest Whole grain pasta

Directions: Dust off your slow cooker and add your liquids

Add the cubed Chicken

Add ginger & garlic

Stew in the slow cooker for 4-hrs on high, 6 hours on low.

Dissolve cornstarch and ½ cup cold water in a glass, then add to the slow cooker and stir. Stir in the broccoli and let steam for 1/2hr. When broccoli is tender, serve on 1 cup of whole grain pasta

Notes: This recipe works well with frozen chicken too. Cook frozen chicken for 6-hrs on high. You can also use frozen broccoli, and also add different types of vegetables, like bell peppers.

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About alittlenutrition

Susan is passionate about teaching others how to achieve optimal health and wellness by taking the confusion out of nutrition and promoting fun ways to stay active. Susan has been a certified fitness instructor for over 8 years and enjoys teaching yoga, pilates, and fitball classes at Elite Fitness and Dance. However, her main interest in nutrition has led her in the direction of becoming a registered dietitian. Susan completed her undergrad in Human Nutritional Science at the University of Manitoba and has recently completed her dietetic internship with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Currently she is now combining her fitness skills with her nutrition knowledge and offering comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Susan worked as a sales executive for a variety of paint manufactures for over 10 years. She created innovative sales initiatives and marketing programs for corporate and independent retails stores. Now with her knowledge of nutrition and her business experience, she helps restaurants and food service operations create healthier meals options for their customers. Susan is highly involved in community health promotion, as she has been appointed to sit on the Recreation and Wellness Commission of Niverville and the Chair person for the South Eastman RHA District Health Advisory Council Western division. She is the co-founder of former the Niverville Active Living and she has put on many community health promotion activities such as: * Lose It For Life - Weight loss / Lifestyle Transformation program * Family Fitness Month…Win A Will Contest * Niverville Fair ~ Smoothie Booth * Community Cholesterol Reduction Challenge * Cooking On A Budget * Couch Potato Race She is a member of the College of Dietitians of Manitoba, Dietitians of Canada, Manitoba Fitness Council and the Canadian Obesity Network. In her spare time, Susan enjoys cooking for her family, gardening, photography and being physically active outdoors with her husband and friends.
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2 Responses to Slow cooker ~Honey Garlic Ginger chicken

  1. Jennifer says:

    I’m guessing the bouillon cube and the onion go in at the start too?

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