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Sunday, May 16, 2010

I'm No Chicken!

My recipe of the week comes from this little cookbook I purchased in a gift shop several years ago. I love the look of Gooseberry Patch books...cute pictures...great tips....and a country feel. I recently read that they are doing a magazine! I can't wait to find it!

I chose Company Apricot Chicken. My side of the family are chicken eaters...Dr. Hubby and his side...not so much.


I gathered my supplies...a very short and easy list.
1 to 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 oz. bottle Russian salad dressing
12 oz. jar apricot preserves
Arrange chicken in a slow cooker.
This was a breeze after mixing that meatloaf with my hands last week. But I believe chicken has the creepiest feel out of the meats I have handled. No tears were shed this week. ;)
Combine salad dressing and preserves; pour over chicken.
Cover and cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours.

Serve over a bed of prepared rice.

Dr. Hubby had taken the day off to attend a horse sale, but his father had all his teeth pulled for dentures and could not go with him. Dr. Hubby was home ALL day and even joined us to eat this meal. It was a real treat and blessing to be seated around our table as a family.

This is another recipe that we will add to our box. Yum!

20 comments:

Dana and Daisy said...

that looks delish! I would love it!

Kristina P. said...

I have never had this before! But it looks delicious.

tammy said...

That looks yummy. I love Gooseberry Patch. I just bought a new cookbook from them at the school bookfair.

Garden of Egan said...

That looks so good and EASY!!!!!
I hope they go to a magazine. I love Gooseberry Patch stuff and have a couple of their cookbooks.

laterg8r said...

so glad it turned out for you :D

Sondra said...

Oh that looks soooo yummy! I love cooking chicken in a crockpot. It makes dinner easier when you are not rushing around at dinner time and you can just pull it out and serve. Love it.

I've never heard of Russian dressing before - interesting.

I've been wanting to try an apricot/orange chicken recipe. I'll have to give it a try.

You becoming quite the cook - doesn't it feel good? You are way ahead of me - I didn't start really cooking until I was about 40 and I absolutely love it.

I love that you had a family dinner around the table - double fun and homey!! You are an awesome Mom!

Julie Harward said...

This looks like a dinner I would like to sit down to! Thanks for your visit and kindness. :D

Terra said...

A recipe that sounds delicious and is simplicity itself. Thank you.

Shell in your Pocket said...

That looks really good..I think I have made this before but forgot about it.
sandy toe

Just Breathe said...

Thank you, that sounds so easy.
I love using my crock pot.

Slacker MOM II said...

Thank you for sharing. I made this last night for my dinner guests. It was delicious and so easy to make.

Scrappy Girl said...

Oh how cool SM II...I am glad you liked it!

Cherie said...

Good job Scrappy! And you picked a good cookbook.
Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are the best. There are a bunch of them all full of yummy recipes and gift ideas, etc...
I really do hope they come out with a magazine :D

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Ooohhh.... yummy yummy yumos!! Will try! Thanks!

Unknown Mami said...

I really need to use my slow cooker more. The chicken looks great.

OceanDreams said...

This is such a great idea! I really need to stop being lazy and make more dishes like this one.

Creative Mish said...

This looks really good! I love cooking with my crockpot.

Kim said...

This looks tasty. I am always looking for new crockpot recipes. I think I'll try this one out tonight.

Cherie said...

Oh I just wanted to tell you that I found the magazine at the grocery store yesterday. It was cool but it costed 10.99?? I thought that was a little high for a magazine.

Sue said...

this recipe is already a fav. of our family..so easy and delish