Mike has been traveling a lot for work of late. So that means that I have to make dinner when I get home from work; Mike normally gets home before I do and usually will get the meal started. I am so lucky in that sense and when he is traveling I really miss coming home to house that has an aroma of food cooking.
One way I try to change things around is to do things in advance, such as starting the meal the night before or using a crock pot. Of course using the crock pot is my first choice, having my dinner cooking away in the crock pot gives me that aroma of food when I first open my door. I am always hungry when I get home from work so that smell of food when I walk into the house is always a good thing.
I made this chicken the other night that had a sweet and tangy sauce, something like a barbecue sauce. After cooking away for the day the chicken was tender and juicy and the sauce was nice and tangy. Chicken that is perfect for a hungry person after a long day at work.
Saucy Crock Pot Chicken
4 chicken thighs (I used ones that had the bone in)
1 cup of ketchup
1 1/2 tablespoons prepared mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons chopped onion
3 tablespoons chopped green pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Place chicken into the crock pot and set aside. Combine the remaining ingredients into a small sauce pan stir until well blended. Cook over medium heat until heated. Pour over chicken in crock pot. Turn the crock pot on low and cook for about 8 hours. Serve.