Sunday, October 12, 2008


I always knew there was a reason that the crockpot was my best friend and this chicken is it. Seriously it was so good and juicy and flavorful and the best part - if i went really slow it took me maybe 5 minutes to get ready. Grant claims to hate rice and lapped it up with this sauce! He proclaimed it to be the best meal I've ever made.

I found it here, but the recipe is below.

Crockpot Vietnamese Roasted Chicken

4-6 chicken thighs
1 1/2 T soy sauce
1 1/2 T fish sauce
1 1/2 t white sugar
1/2 t black pepper
4 cloves chopped garlic
1 T canola oil

Mix all ingredients together and pour over chicken. Cook in crockpot on high for 3 to 4 hours OR low for 6 hours.

Few things: My thighs were frozen when I put them in and all was fine. I left the meat with the skin and bone (which I don't like to do) but after cooking the skin just fell off and the meat fell off the bone. I buy the garlic that is already minced (because I find chopping it INCREDIBLY irritating) so if you had to chop it yourself it would make the prep time longer (duh...). Also, I cooked 6 thighs and I was concerned that this wasn't enough sauce so I tripled it. Probably wasn't necessary in the end - I would probably just double it. I like the sauce to mostly cover the meat when it starts cooking so it doesn't dry out.

Oh and one other thing - I thought my crockpot was on low when in fact it was on high so I overcooked these for HOURS and they were still amazing. ENJOY!


Grant Factor said...

Seriously... best meal ever! Just look at the picture, it looks like a meal you would buy at a fancy restaurant, but it tasted WAY better than what you'd get at a restaurant! So good!

Sean and Belinda said...

Wow, that looks fantastic! Almost looks like chicken adobo (filipino dish). The recipe looks similar too, only for adobo you would use rice vinegar instead of fish sauce. Never thought about using a crock pot, but will have to try it!

jenni said...

NO WAY!! Grant ate rice???? lol That really looks good! I put that post in reader and now that you have tried it I will too! We made these massive burritos and froze them then we pull them out one by one to cook in the oven. I was going to tell you about them because of Grant's love of things wrapped in a tortilla but then I used rice. Grant do you want the recipe?????? lol How did visit with Laughlin go????

Alisha said...

what the hell is fish sauce?

nicole said...

lol. glad you are all interested! Jenni - we'd LOVE the burrito recipe!

A - fish sauce is used in lots of 'asian' dishes. it doesn't taste fishy and i got mine in the 'ethnic foods' section at the grocery store. i think it is made from anchoivies...

Tandra said...

Hi! I found your blog thru CJanes.
This looks like a great recipe-yummy picture of it!
Saving to try this weekend!
Great blog! Love crafty stuff!