I received a slow cooker for Christmas, and I still have not used it yet. My friend said it would only make my life easier so since school was starting, I thought it’s time to take it out of the box and give it a try. My publisher, Robert Rose, recently came out with this new cookbook Easy Everyday Slow Cooker Recipes by Donna Marie-Pye so I started here. I made this Mu Shu for Two recipe, but I doubled it so have enough for me and my three kids. They loved it, and I will definitely be making it again! There are 200 recipes in this book, and all of them have been created with convenience in mind (I need this so badly). Donna offers great slow cooker tips in her book. Here are just a few that helped me a lot!
1. Prepare what you can ahead of time.
2. Choose less tender cuts of meats and trim off the fat.
3. Brown meat and vegetables first.
4. Don’t overdo the liquid.
5. Use whole herbs and spices.
Mu Shu for Two
4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon minced gingerroot
1⁄4 cup doy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
4 ( 10-inch) whole wheat flour tortillas
1⁄4 cup hoisin sauce
1 cup broccoli slaw mix
1⁄4 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1. Arrange chicken in slow cooker stoneware. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2. In a small bowl, combine garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil and 1⁄4 cup water. Pour over chicken.
3. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 7 hours or on High for 3 to 31⁄2 hours, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a fork. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a cutting board. Using two forks, shred meat. Return meat to sauce in stoneware.
4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Stack tortillas and wrap them in foil. Warm in oven for 10 minutes.
5. Spread 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce over each tortilla, then top with one-quarter of the chicken mixture, 1⁄4 cup of the broccoli slaw and red pepper. Fold or roll up tortillas.
Courtesy of Easy Everyday Slow Cooker Recipes by Donna-Marie Pye, 2014 © www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission.