Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pineapple & Maine Wild Blueberry Crockpot Chicken

I wish you could all smell how my apartment smells right this moment.  It smells SO delicious in here.  I threw this recipe together I'm going to share in exactly 12minutes from packaged + raw to lid on and cooking.  I did it quick because I was heading over to Omer & Bob's bike shop for their bike tutorial.  In the hour and a half that I was there I learned more about my bike than I even knew there was to learn!  When I left the shop my stomach was full on growling so it was absolutely heavenly to open my door to this aroma!

So not only is this fast to put together but it doesn't use a lot of ingredients!  I set my crockpot to high because I put it together so late in the day but you could definitely put this together in the am and set it to low.

Pineapple & Maine Wild Blueberry Crockpot Chicken
Ingredients:
  • 6 lean boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 20oz pineapple chunk can (I used unsweetened, so no sugar added)
  • 1 bottle Wild Maine Blueberry Barbecue Sauce (taste of Inspirations by Hannaford!)
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 1/2 green pepper
Directions:
  • Place chicken breasts in crockpot
  • Cover chicken with entire bottle of sauce (doesn't have to be blueberry so get creative!...but the blueberry is fabulous)
  • Chop sweet onion, I used large chunks because when cooked they will shrink anyway and it saves on time
  • Chop green pepper, also into large chunks
  • Drain juice from pineapple can or use a colander
  • Add pineapple, onion + pepper to crockpot
  • Mix entire concoction and cover
  • Let sit for about 1.5hrs on high or low for several hours (I would imagine the chicken would take on even more flavor the longer and slower it cooked)
  • Before serving use a fork and shred the chicken in the crockpot
Deliciousness!  I had this with some edamame that I bought at the store (I got the packaged stuff that was already out of the pod) and I definitely didn't add salt to them.  I LOVE sea salt on edamame BUT every time I eat it that way I hear my nutrition professor from The University of Maine say "Trust me, you will get more than enough salt in your diet without adding it.  Adding it is just adding a heart attack."  Debbie downer + sad face.  Doesn't really matter though because it is really very very good without.


Time to crack a Pollenator from LongTrail and enjoy it + dinner on the porch listening to the cacophony of the peepers!

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