The hubby requested Mongolian Beef and I'm a big fan of crock pot cooking, so here is the result of my trying to combine the two. Although there's no way to get the slightly crispy texture of real Mongolian Beef from a slow-cooker recipe, this *tastes* like it and the meat comes out nice and tender, with a very flavorful and tasty sauce! This is my recipe #3 from the Pantry Challenge: I am making a dish from whatever I have at home already - those ingredients which are "just waiting around."
I found this recipe on www.tastycrockpotrecipes.net when I first got my crock pot. I only had four chicken breasts at the time, but it still turned out delicious. The last time I made it, I added extra because I was feeding more people. It still turned out delicious and so tender one can eat it with a fork. The maple and apple give the chicken a different flavor that makes a nice change.
I love this Crock-Pot chicken recipe for two reasons: one, my family loves it and two, it is so easy to make! I got this recipe from my sister. She has two children of her own, and they love it too! It's also the best leftovers in the world -- if there are any!
This version uses white wine and only 3 other ingredients, including the chicken. Only 2 minutes prep time involved and in 8 hours you will have yourself one elegant and delicious meal. For the mushroom lover, add some of these, if you desire. This recipe is courtesy of the Fix It and Forget It Crock pot Cookbook.
I made this one day when I was in a very big hurry to get to work, but I also wanted a nice dinner to come home too. Since my Fiance works the same hours almost that I do...well, that wasn't happening. So, I decided to see how a whole frozen chicken would do in a crock pot, and it was great!