It sounds really good, doesn’t it? Yea, I thought so.
It was day three of the eat-only-what’s-in-my-pantry plan, and I found some chicken in the freezer. I knew that I had read somewhere that you can cook chicken in the crockpot while still frozen. Just dump it in there. I was feeling lazy.
I also found a can of cranberries and some brown rice. Thinking I had also read that you can cook rice in the crockpot the same way–just dump it in–I got lazier.
Long story short, I made a ho-hum chicken dinner that tasted as lazy as the effort put into it. It had great potential when I put it all in the pot. It looked like it was going to be great!
I think I let it cook too long. I have one of those little crockpots that only has and on and off switch. The chicken was done in a few hours, but the rice needed much longer. By the time I took it all out at 4 p.m. (about six hours after I turned it on), the chicken was a little dry. Some of the rice still wasn’t cooked. Here’s what I dumped in:
- two chicken breasts
- 1 cup of brown rice
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of chicken brother
- 1 can of cranberries
- 1 ear of corn
It was a fail. I think I could have made it better if I had cooked the rice by itself, added some spices, and paid it all a little more attention while it was cooking. So I have two questions for you:
- What is your biggest cooking fail?
- How would you have changed that recipe? What did I do wrong?