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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Unsatisfactory Spanish Rice

As I'm sure you inferred from the title of my post, I recently mad some crappy Spanish rice. Last night, I wanted to try a baked salsa verde recipe and I thought Spanish rice and a green salad would accompany the dish well. To be completely honest, neither the chicken or the rice turned out that great. The chicken wasn't bad, and the boyfriend enjoyed it. The rice, on the other hand, turned out mushy and lacking flavor. This was only my second time making Spanish rice and I remember it turning out a lot better the last time. I don't know exactly what went wrong this time, at first i was a little shy on the chicken broth & tomato sauce so the rice was drying out before it was fully cooked. I added more broth and some more tomatoes and their juices and let it simmer, but then it turned out mushy.

All in all, the whole meal was a bust for me and I was bummed. I thought it would be a lot better and I was planning on sharing the recipes with y'all! If anyone has any tips or secrets to making delicious Spanish rice I'm open for suggestions! Feel free to comment or email me!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Delicious Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

Hey all! Sorry it's been awhile, I've been busy with life and school and all that jazz. But I have a new recipe to share! The other day my boyfriend (the sweetest guy ever) and I were running errands and he was practicing for his physical agility test. He passed, by the way, and is in the process of becoming a police officer! We couldn't be more excited. Anyways, since I knew we'd be running around for awhile I wanted to throw something in the crockpot that would be ready when we got home. I already had some fried rice in the fridge, so I figured teriyaki chicken would go great with that. I was right, the chicken turned out so tender and delicious! It's simple and only required a few ingredients and took about 4 hours. 

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

  • 6 pieces of boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cut into strips)
  • 1/2 cup of teriyaki sauce **see note below
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic
  • ground pepper to taste
**I used half Very Teriyaki, a thicker sauce with sesame seeds and half teriyaki marinade which is a little thinner.

  1. Cut the chicken thighs into several strips each, then season with ground pepper
  2. Mix the teriyaki sauce, broth, and garlic together in a large bowl until combined
  3. Toss the chicken in the crokpot and pour the teriyaki mixture over the chicken
  4. Cook on high for about 4 hours. Enjoy!