Crock-pot Teriyaki Chicken

 Meal-Time Monday!

Sometimes coming up with dinner is rough.  Especially when you don't make a menu for the week.  (I highly recommend doing this whenever possible!)  It makes life so much easier!!  (Believe me, I know.)

However, on those weeks when no menu is prepared I dread dinner time.  I am frantically looking through the cupboards and trying to figure out what I make.  All the while, my kids are hanging on my legs and whining about how they are going to die of starvation!

ENTER:  Mr. Crock-Pot

Hooray!  We are saved!  There is nothing like coming home to the house smelling divine!  It's as if you have been slaving all day in the kitchen but with none of the work!  Knowing that you can just sit down and eat right then, is such a great feeling.  There is something about eating a nice, hot, home-cooked meal without having to do all the work that just makes me happy.  And what mom doesn't want to be happy around dinner time?  (Now, if I can just think ahead, in the beginning of the day, and throw something in, then we'd be in business.)

So here is what I made for dinner the other night!  It was sooo yummy! 

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken
recipe from: 

- Chicken (I used 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts)

Sauce (I double these measurements)
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Marsala cooking sherry
- 2 T oil
Place chicken in crock pot. Mix all other ingredients together then pour over top of chicken. Cook on low eight hours.   Once chicken is cooked, shred with two forks and mix with sauce. Sauce will seem too thin, but once the chicken is shredded and mixed in it will be perfect.
Serve over rice.

 My little kitchen helper

Yum!  This has become a family favorite!  So pull out "Mr. Crock-pot" and enjoy a home-cooked meal without all the work!