Chicken and Vegetables in Slow Cooker

Chicken and Vegetables in Slow Cooker
Chicken thighs with peppers and balsamic cream, slow cooking in an easy and delicious version. A light dish healthy and delicious. The slow cooking in a covered Slow Cooker, where all the steam from cooking are retained in the pot gives it extra flavor.
work: 15′ time: 6h:15′ very easy:

Chicken and Vegetables in Slow Cooker

Slow Cooking

A method for cooking using low temperature (below boiling water 100°C - 212°F) and correspondingly many hours cooking.
The cooking temperatures depend on the machine you choose, but it is usually something like:
low: 90°C - 194°F, high: 100°C - 212°F, warm: 75°C - 167°F
For cooking need to buy a special pan (electric) which is called "Slow Cooker" or "Crock Pot".
See your convenience
Adjust the Slow Cooker to your schedule. Prepare the recipe in the morning and let the Slow Cooker to work alone all day.  You can prepare everything the night before, put them in the fridge and start it in the morning.  In this case be sure to include the time required to heat the food from the refrigerator.
Fresh ingredients
Avoid frozen materials, especially meat and chicken, which take longer to cook and can make a mess of cooking times.
Fill it right
The slow cooker should be ½ to ⅔ full.  When making soups or other dishes that need simmering, leave 5cm (2 in) to the brim.  Put ingredients which need a lot of time to cook, - root vegetables, meat chunks- in bottom of slow cooker.  Most sensitive ingredients, such as rice, pasta, dairy and some vegetables added the last hour of cooking.
Keep it covered, stirring rarely
Hold the lid in place to avoid heat loss, which slows cooking.  You can pick it up to stir. If your Slow Cooker has hot spots and may need stirring.
Season later, not earlier
The slow cooking results in the inactivation of spice so try the food at the end to see if you need additional salt or pepper.  Even better, wait almost at the end to season the food.  Some herbs tend to darken with the slow cooking so it is best to add near the end.
Caution cooking
Grease the slow cooker before adding the ingredients and in the middle of cooking stir for even cooking.

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 1 tbsp oil for the slow cooker
  • 2 chicken drumsticks, whole (~800g - ~1.8lbs)
  • 10 colorful peppers, small
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • ½ tsp curry
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 4 tbsp balsamico cream
  • 2 tsp worcester sauce
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tsp corn flour
Wash the vegetables and cut the onion into thick slices and carrot and peppers into chunks. Assemble them all together in a large bowl.
Into the bowl add the balsamico cream, the Worcester sauce…
…and sprinkle with turmeric, curry powder, salt and pepper. Stir well to mix the ingredients, marinate materials and unite flavors.
Wash the chicken, drain and pat dry with absorbent kitchen paper. Salt and pepper and place it in lightly greased Slow Cooker.
From above and between the gaps put the vegetables and as much marinade left in the bowl.
Cover with the lid the Slow Cooker choose the indication "high". Let it cook for 6 hours. Do not stir.
At the end of cooking what sauce there at the slow cooker put into a saucepan together with the cornflour and boil to condense. Pour with that the food.
Chicken and Vegetables in Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetables in Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetables in Slow Cooker
This way of cooking is ideal for working people. The cooking can be done during the night and in the morning be ready to eat. It is the easiest, relaxing and simple way of cooking and the food comes intact.

Zambia Sifaki