I don’t know about you, but I am not loving all this heat Mother Nature is throwing our way. I am grateful to have central air-conditioning, but even with the AC on, I hate heating up the kitchen when I cook and bake. A great option for keeping your kitchen cool? SLOW COOKERS! The heat is contained, and your kitchen doesn’t become a sauna.
I found this recipe last summer and tweaked it a bit. It smells AMAZING while it cooks all day, and it is equally amazing in your mouth. This easily serves a whole family, and makes great leftovers. I recommend serving it over rice. YUM!
Here’s to keeping cool this summer…
- 1 bottle barbeque sauce (plain or choose a flavored one for a different taste)
- 1/2 of a 15 ounce can pineapple chunks (WITH juice)
- 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
In a large bowl, mix together the barbecue sauce, pineapple with the juice, green pepper, onion, and garlic. Arrange chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker. Pour sauce over the chicken.
Cook on low for 4-6 hours (varies depending on your slowcooker)
Make sure to check out your local farmer’s markets for the onion, pepper and garlic for this recipe. Many of our local farmer’s markets have meat/poultry vendors as well – so you can have a healthy, local, fresh and organic meal!
Have a great week!
You can read more about Steph’s life and recipes on her personal blog, Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom.