So today I'm sharing my two crazy recipes that I cooked up for dinner (and named myself). Apricot & Molasses Chicken in the crock pot and Italian Garden Okra.
First up Apricot & Molasses Chicken. This marinade gave the chicken a moist sweet flavor.
Ingredients: 2-4 chicken breasts, 1/4 cup molasses, 2 T. cider vinegar, 1/2 cup Apricot Juice, 2 T. Worcester Sauce, 2 tsp. mustard powder, 1 tsp. ground cumin, 1 tsp. onion flakes, (optional...a couple shakes of hot sauce)
Directions: Placed chicken in a greased crock pot. Combine molasses, vinegar, apricot juice, Worcester sauce, mustard powder, cumin and onion flakes (and hot sauce... if you dare). Cover and coo on low 7-8 hours. (or you could cook in on high 3-4 hours, but I think the other ingredients need more time to soak in. Serve with rice and vegetables.
Then my Italian Garden Okra
Ingredients: 1 (16 oz) bag frozen okra, 1 cup frozen kernel corn, 1 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, 1 tsp. oregano, 1 tsp. basil, 1 T. olive oil.
Directions: In a skillet pour 1 T. olive oil and place over medium heat. Then add okra and corn. Stir and cook till vegetables have thawed, then add spices. Cook for a couple of minutes and then add tomatoes and cheese. Cook for 5 more minutes, then serve.