This time of year everyone is trying to eat healthy and the nonconformist in me wants to do the exact opposite. The more I think about eating healthy chicken or fish with veggies, the more I just want to go eat a Krispy Kreme. The defiant inner teenager inside me wants to rebel and do exactly what I’m not supposed to.
I also have it in my head that I have to eat ALL of the junk food in my house before I can properly start to eat healthy. As if it’s my duty to eat the whole pound of See’s chocolate that my sisters gave me…ahem…before I can start eating healthy. I just think of it as taking one for the team so my husband doesn’t have to ruin his healthy eating ways.
This crockpot honey garlic chicken is my compromise to the start of eating healthy. Although the ingredients aren’t entire healthy on their own if you ate them in their entirety, the chicken only cooks in it and then just a little sauce is eaten with it. This recipe comes from Deborah over at Taste and Tell who shared this as one of her favorite recipes of 2011 so I knew I had to try it. I agree with her that often chicken in the crockpot tends to be dry and lacking flavor that’s why chicken thighs are perfect for the crockpot. This chicken reminded me of the Huli Huli chicken we had in Hawaii last year. My husband thought this chicken was even better. Serve it over brown rice and with some broccoli for a healthy meal or shredded over a salad.