Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with “Baked” Potatoes — Crisped up in the Oven

So, you say that you want the flavor and texture of that slow cooked crock pot falling-off-the-bone chicken, but you also want a crispier skin? Why not: The best of both worlds, or, Crock Pot Whole Chicken with "Baked" Potatoes, Crisped up in the Oven. Mine put the falling-off-the-bone theory to the test -- as you can see, even when I lifted it out of the crockpot to move it to the oven, its little parts just started falling right off. ;) The slow cooker is a lovely way to cook up those … [Read more...]

US chicken processed in China — discuss

So, have you guys seen these recent articles about the recent USDA decision to allow Chinese plants to process U.S. chickens, and then export the processed products back here for sale? How China Got Approval to Process and Export U.S. Chicken (Food Safety News) Was Your Chicken Nugget Made in China? It'll Soon Be Hard to Know (NPR blogs) Chinese Chicken Processors Are Cleared to Ship to the US (NY Times) Don't Trust a Chicken Nugget That's Visited China (Bloomberg) USDA: Chicken … [Read more...]

Three ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

This may be the easiest slow cooker recipe in the world. It isn't fancy, but whenever I ask the kids what they want for dinner, it's: "Salsa chicken!" The other cool thing about this recipe is that it is super adaptable to both food allergies and special diets. ScratchupsAtkinsDad eats his in a bowl with various burrito toppings, or on salad as kind of a taco salad. Mr. dairy free wheat free 10 eats his on corn tortillas with guacamole, sometimes diced tomatoes, jalapeños, etc. Mr. 6 prefers his … [Read more...]

Roasted chile lime chicken and potatoes

Sunday Scratchups this week over at Mashup Mom featured roasted chile lime chicken and potatoes -- which is not quite as scary spicy as it might appear, although it does have a nice kick! This actually came out really well, especially the potatoes, which I should have added more of. :) Note This recipe, and all those posted prior to July 11, 2013, takes you over to Mashup Mom (the sister coupons and deals site to Sunday Scratchups), where it originally appeared. Sunday Scratchups … [Read more...]

Wheat free dairy free potato chip chicken legs

Potato chips were on sale this summer. A lot. So, we tried some wheat free dairy free potato chip chicken legs, which were good the first day but then got soggy in the fridge. Note This recipe, and all those posted prior to July 11, 2013, takes you over to Mashup Mom (the sister coupons and deals site to Sunday Scratchups), where it originally appeared. Sunday Scratchups officially launched on 7/11/13, so you'll find full recipes here from 7/11 onward. :) Sorry for the inconvenience! … [Read more...]

Mustard mushroom artichoke chicken madness

So sometimes you are wasting time on Pinterest, and you see a recipe you know you must try. That's how it was with me and this mustard mushroom artichoke chicken, and I'm so glad I did! The artichokes are the most expensive part of this one, so you'll want to wait for a good sale or clearance. Note This recipe, and all those posted prior to July 11, 2013, takes you over to Mashup Mom (the sister coupons and deals site to Sunday Scratchups), where it originally appeared. Sunday Scratchups … [Read more...]

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