Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Epicurian Guinea Pigs

My roommates have become my epicurian guinea pigs.  (click if you aren't familiar with that e-word).

I really love making impromptu dinner plans, and the magic of a slow cooker meal is an opportunity never wasted.  So when i was looking through my e-reader at LifeHacker, I could not resist the chance to surprise my new household with a Thai-style chicken food adventure.

And it turned out fantastic c:

The short list of recipes I grabbed this from is meant to make easy slow cooker freezer meals, but who cares? This sounded delicious.

Even though the recipe called for chicken thighs, we have a huge bag of gigantic chicken breasts in the freezer, so I quickly defrosted the outer portion of the chicken to make it easier to slice, and then threw all the ingredients into my lovely inherited Crock pot.  It stewed in its deliciousness for about six hours, by which point the big chicken slices disintegrated into wonderful, bit-sized shreds of long-marinated goodness.  I also used my favourite Archer Farms pineapple peach salsa that's been in the fridge, which added a pleasant sweetness to the peanut butter compliment.  And even my picky, meat and potatoes roommate liked it.  

To counteract the sweetness of the pineapple salsa I used, dab on a little Sriracha heart and you will be in spicy, tangy Thai heaven. 

If you are unfamiliar with the god I worship, Sriracha, please head over to the Oatmeal.  If you are also unfamiliar with the Oatmeal, you aren't anymore.   

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