Neil and I think this recipe sounds so healthy and delicious! It looks pretty quick to prepare. Maybe we'll try it this weekend.
Crock Pot Soy Ginger Chicken Recipe
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons dark-brown sugar
5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, plus sprigs for garnish
1 piece fresh ginger (about 2 inches long), peeled and cut into thin strips
5 scallions (aka green onions), thinly sliced on the diagonal (1 cup packed)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
4 chicken drumsticks and 4 thighs (about 2 1/2 pounds total), skin removed
2 medium carrots, thinly sliced crosswise
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1) In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, stir together soy sauce, sugar, garlic, cilantro, ginger, 1/2 cup scallions, vinegar, coriander, and pepper.
Add chicken and carrots; toss to coat.
Cover, and cook on low until chicken is tender, about 6 hours.
Using a large spoon, skim off and discard any fat from surface of cooking liquid.
2) In a 2-cup glass measuring cup, whisk cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water.
Ladle 1 cup cooking liquid into measuring cup; whisk to combine.
Pour into a small saucepan, and bring to a boil; cook until thickened, about 1 minute.
With slow cooker turned off, stir in cornstarch mixture.
Serve chicken with white rice, and garnish with cilantro sprigs and remaining 1/2 cup scallions.
Preperation Time: 30 Minutes or Less
Total: 6 Hours & 30 Minutes
You can also add chicken breast or chicken pieces rather then the whole drumsticks and thighs (I personally like them because they are full of "chicken" flavour), just adjust cooking time as chicken will cook more quickly off the bone.
I love this recipe, it's simple but packed with flavour and great charm!
Aliya D. (Canada)