Super Easy Chicken for Dinner



I finally figured out the super easiest way to fix chicken for dinner! After 25 years of marriage and homemaking, it’s about time. I have used the crockpot for years to make “roasted” whole chicken with veggies for Sunday dinner, but I never thought until seeing a recipe linked below to use it to cook individual chicken pieces. This chicken is moist and spicy. It kind of reminds me of  that rotisserie chicken you see at the grocery store close to the checkout line.  If it’s near dinnertime, when you are shopping, it is to tempting to buy that chicken. I know! Here’s a healthier recipe not full of toxic chemicals. It just takes some planning earlier in the day, so that when you come home from shopping close to dinner, the chicken is all ready.  I stumbled across this recipe by pure accident. Here it is:


  1. See this recipe for hot chicken wings over here at the blog of Ellie. Ellie is the blogger behind the and the
  2. When you go buy the ingredients for Ellie’s spicy chicken wings, forget that the recipe called for hot sauce and proceed to buy barbecue sauce.
  3. Get distracted at the store and forget to buy barbecue sauce.
  4. Realize that chicken wings are almost twice the cost of chicken thighs.
  5. Buy chicken thighs instead of chicken wings.
  6. Put chicken thighs in the crockpot at lunch time two days later.
  7. Put a stick of butter on top of the chicken thighs.
  8. When you go to add the barbecue sauce, remember that  you forgot to buy it.
  9. Realize that you don’t want to use barbecue sauce anyway because of the carb content.
  10. Decide to use homemade taco seasoning mix recipe from Kristen Michaelis’ blog over here instead of the carby barbecue sauce.
  11. Mix up the taco seasoning in a bowl, adding in 1 to 2 T of Italian seasoning, and sprinkle over the chicken.
  12. Realize that next time it would be better to put the seasoning in first, then the stick of butter in afterwards.
  13. Put the lid on the crockpot and set the temp for “low” if dinner is 6 to 8 hours away, “high” if dinner is 3 to 4 hours away.
  14. Go run your afternoon errands, knowing that delicious-smelling, yummy, non-dry chicken is waiting for you at home!
  15. After long hours of running errands, walk into the door and smell the tantalizing smells of onion, garlic, paprika, and cumin mixed with chicken cooking.
  16. Serve with rice and sauteed, shredded cabbage and onions, seasoned with salt and pepper. Use the liquid from the crockpot to season the rice.
  17. Enjoy!
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