with my husband working 6 12 hour night shifts a week right now (he does a lot of the cooking), i need fast, easy recipes that my kids will actually eat. luckily i don't have to feed troy, so i can try some things he wouldn't care for (he doesn't like cream sauces, or green peppers, or jalepenos, or green chiles, or soup...)
i found this applesauce chicken recipe from a favorite site, a year of slow cooking, and luckily had four apples in the fruit bowl. first, i made some quick chunky applesauce:
4 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
3/4 c. water
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
cook, covered, over medium heat, for 15-20 minutes. mash and go. mine weren't quite done, but i figured they'd continue to cook in the crockpot, so i threw them in anyways.
i dumped all of the ingredients in the crockpot and walked away. i made some brown rice to serve with it, and corn and a salad too. just pretend i took a pic of it. here's the thing. my kids didn't like it! it was sweet and the chicken didn't dry out, but aj said the apples tasted like potatoes. in the recipe it says to use red pepper flakes, which i left out, but i think it could've used some zing. i'm not sure if making it with jarred sauce would make more of the sauce for the chicken - it could've used more something, that's for sure. but, i had a lot of it, so...
i made apple chicken quesadillas for lunch the next day! these were pretty good! i think they'd be even better with some pepper jack cheese, but it definitely helped add some more flavor to the chicken. if you have a great kid friendly crock pot chicken recipe, please share!