Friday, October 24, 2008

Slow Cooker Week Day 6

So who invented the slow cooker anyway? Well, it's not that interesting. According to Wikipedia: The Naxon Utilities Corporation of Chicago developed the Naxon Beanery All-Purpose Cooker (see picture.) Rival Industries bought Naxon in 1970, and reintroduced it under the Crock-Pot name in 1971. In 1974, Rival introduced removable stoneware inserts (love that.) The brand now belongs to Sunbeam Products, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation.

Crockpot Mexican Chicken

Hazel even ate it!

2 cups uncooked rice
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 packet taco seasoning
3 cups hot water
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
6 to 8 chicken thighs (I use bone-in, skin off)
See steps 4 and 5 for optional ingredients

1. Throw everything except the chicken in the cooker; stir to combine.
2. Add the chicken and stir to coat with the sauce.
3. Cook on LOW for 5 hours.
4. Add anything else you want (like corn, beans, jalapenos, etc.)
5. Garnish with anything Mexican - we add grated cheese and let it melt from the heat.

1 comment:

Maren said...

That one is really good- we like it a lot. Here's one of my crock pot favorites: 2-3 cans of Progresso soup plus extra vegetables. Cook till the vegetables are done. Make some biscuits or toast.

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