Thursday, June 21, 2012

Another quick & easy recipe

I like quick & easy recipes. However, 'easy' is a subjective term. What seems easy to one person may very well look like quantum physics to another. Since I'm not a fan of cooking, you can be pretty sure quick & easy to me is a half dozen or less ingredients, the same for steps and a prep time of say 20 minutes or so.

Take my Crockpot pineapple BBQ chicken wings. 3 ingredients, 5 steps, 5 minutes prep, tops. Not only is it super yummy, but when left in long enough, the meat practically falls right off the bone. Oh, and the usual 'set it, forget it' of the Crockpot. I love the Crockpot, especially since Doug isn't home the same time every night. It means that Keira and I can eat without Doug having to reheat his.

On to the 'recipe'. A can of pineapple (feel free to use slices or cut up a fresh one if you prefer), bottle of BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory & Brown Sugar), and chicken wings. I haven't tried any other BBQ sauces, mainly because I like this one. If you have a different favorite, by all means try it and see how it is. (I did once use the Sweet & Spicy for Doug & added some crushed red pepper & such to make his with kick. He said it was good.)

Step 1: Dump into Crockpot.

Step 2: Mix it so everything is coated.

Step 3: Put lid on Crockpot & turn on.

Step 4: Go do something. Check back once in a while to make sure all the wings are either under the sauce or that you mix them well. You want them cooked evenly.

Step 5. When chicken is cooked thoroughly, eat.

You'll notice I don't put a time or setting (Hi or Low). That's because you can cook at either, depending on the time you have available to you. If you have all day, put them in early and on low. If not, put them on high and they'll be done sooner. Just be sure to check the meat before eating. The last thing you want is food poisoning from undercooked chicken.