I think I’m getting the hang of this slow cooker….
Or I’m getting overly confident and am going to mess something up in a big way.
In the meantime – if you are pining for summer and barbecue season, here is something to bridge the gap until the barbecue grills come out of storage.
It’s not the same as ‘real’ barbecued chicken – one needs the crispy skin and caramelized sauce for that. But it’s a good winter substitution.
Even the barbecue king, mon mari, was happy.
Slow Cooker Barbecued Chicken
Total time: 7 hours
- 3 chicken thighs, skinned
- 3 chicken legs, skinned
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3/4 cup (6oz, 180ml) tomato sauce
- 3/4 cup (6oz, 180ml) white wine
- 2 tbs molasses
- 3 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tbs cornstarch (corn flour, maizena) dissolved in 2 tbs water
- Put onion and garlic in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Top with chicken, fitting it in carefully.
- Mix remaining ingredients and pour over the top
- Cook on low, 7 hours.
- If you happen to have a chance, twice during the cooking time, at relatively equal intervals, lift the lid and quickly spoon sauce over the chicken.
- The sauce was thick enough for us, but if you want it thicker add the cornstarch mixture for the last 15 minutes of cooking time and stir until thickened and clear.
- Remove chicken, spoon sauce over and serve.
What’s happened to thinking (critical or not)?
It seems to be a lost art with more and more people just letting idiots do it for them.
There was a time when people got their news from fairly unbiased newspapers or fairly unbiased news broadcasts or fairly unbiased news magazines.
If there was a concern about bias or misinformation, the wise reader would read and / or listen to a variety of sources before forming an opinion. Perhaps they would even engage in a civilized debate with people having opposing opinions to attempt to learn even more.
Crazy ideas, I know, but what else did those poor souls have to do with their time? They couldn’t text or play Candy Crush or Google stuff.
But now, when we can Google stuff, why don’t people?
News stations in the U.S. are more like entertainment programs than news (at least from my limited viewing in recent years) and seem to be incredibly biased. I suppose that gets higher ratings.
News as entertainment…. Don’t let the pesky facts get in the way of a good story.
The facts are out there. It just takes a bit of effort to find them. And, of course, one must be willing to read and accept facts that might be contrary to one’s preferred belief.
As the political
war campaign heats up I am seeing incredibly stupid things being spouted as fact on Facebook, Twitter, news sites…. everywhere.
Does no one check facts before repeating?
Does everyone believe that if more than one person repeats it it must be right?
Doesn’t anyone comprehend the difference between fact and fiction?
Yes, I know I have used the word ‘fact’ a bit too frequently. I’m trying to make a point…
One last thing: Merriam Webster definition of fact
- something that truly exists or happens : something that has actual existence
- a true piece of information
The way that the internet, with it’s enormous amount of information and misinformation, has allowed the unscrupulous to manipulate the gullible is truly scary.
It used to take effort to brainwash an entire population.
Now all it takes is a pretty (or not so pretty) face and a well-aimed 140 character tweet.