Well, hello there.
This is my first blog post, and I could not be more excited to start sharing my life experiences with y’all.
I’m pretty sure that I have made it apparent, I LOVE to cook. No, love is an understatement. I have always said, “If I could live in the kitchen, I would.” If I could move my huge King size bed in there, my life would be made. I love creating new recipes, improving ways to create food, and I love seeing the looks on my families’ and friend’s faces. The eye rolls and mmmmmm’s just say it all. They will never know much how that makes my heart grow…. and my head, too!
Although I love to stand over an oven and cook, there are days that I just have to use my amazing Crock-Pot! I am completely serious when I say this, but the Crock-Pot is the best invention ever created! It saves my life on many occasions and you can make an endless amount of recipes! With my busy life and school going on, I have been pulling it out a lot lately. I love to share my creations and recipes with everyone because it makes me feel so good when I hear, “Wow, Cara. I made your recipe last night and it was delicious! You are awesome! Thank you!” Feeling like I am sharing my love and knowledge in cooking through the community is so rewarding for me. The best part is when someone contacts me for cooking advice. That just makes my heart jump with happiness. Speaking of sharing recipes, I am sharing my first recipe on my blog! This one has had so much hype and I’ve had many requests for this recipe! So, without further ado, I present to you my dinner for the night!
Crock-Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken
This is SUPER easy and only requires 3 ingredients! What?!
4-6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts- frozen works better for me
1 bottle Archer Farms Sweet Pineapple Hawaiian-style Barbecue Sauce
1-20 oz. can pineapple chunks, drained
Now with the barbecue sauce, it absolutely HAS to be this brand! It is just sweet enough to enjoy, and has a little kick of spice to it! It is only sold at Target for about $4 a bottle. A little pricey for sauce, but totally worth it!!
1. Place frozen chicken breasts in the Crock-Pot.
2. Cover chicken breasts with whole bottle of sauce.
3. Empty can of drained pineapple chunk on top. *
4. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours.
5. Shred chicken with forks while the chicken is still in the Crock-Pot about 30 minutes before serving.
***Cara’s Cooking Tips***
Before I put the pineapple chunks in the Crock-Pot, I took the chunks and pressed all the juice out of the pineapple as much as possible so it wouldn’t be too juicy and be overpowered with the taste of pineapple. My husband does not like the overbearing taste of fruit and meat together. He’s so weird! However, it is your preference on how you would like to make it. I served the BBQ chicken with white rice. You may serve on top of rice. To shake things up a bit, you can throw in a chopped onion or chopped green pepper. I chose not to because I have a picky husband!
There you have it! Now go get to crockin’!
Here’s to happy writing and happy stomachs!