I have an early Valentine for you...it's a little sweet, and a little spicy...just the way you like it, right?! Haha don't get all hot and bothered, it's just some crock-pot chicken! It's pretty freakin amazing chicken, though. This is one of the simplest and most delicious recipes I've ever made, and one of my go-to dishes. This is one of Dick's regular requests, which is awesome because we can use it for multiple dinners, and I'm always thrilled because it lasts us a few days. We usually do things in this order: Day 1 - chicken tacos, Day 2 - chicken quesadillas, Day 3 - rice bowls or salad w/ whatever left-over chicken we have. I got it from my all-time fave food blog Prudence Pennywise. Like the chicken, she's amazing, and pretty much my hero. So, I hope you enjoy your yummy Valentine!
Sweet & Spicy Chicken in the Crock Pot
From Prudence Pennywise
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, with juices
1/3 c. brown sugar
1-2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1. spray the inside of your crock pot with non-stick spray.
2. put all of the ingredients in the crock pot, and give it a little stir.
3. Cook on Low 6-8 hrs, or high 3-4 hrs.
4. About 3o minutes before serving, shred the chicken with two forks, and let sit to absorb moisture.
5. Dig in!
The movie part of your romantic evening will be the classic My Fair Lady with the one and only Audrey Hepburn. This movie is so sweet and funny. I have to admit that I don't really like Professor Higgins (I think he's arrogant and kind of a dirtbag!), but it's still a wonderful movie! The music is great, and there are some parts that just kind of make me giddy - like in both of these songs it takes me back to when Dick and I were first dating and I felt like I could just float away at the very thought of him! SIGH...I had to share my two fave scenes from the movie (notice that neither of them has the good old Professor haha).