My mom has this orange ceramic-ish crackpot. I will never forget it because that’s what she uses to soften a tough dry abalone. I remember one time she was so angry because she found a crack! She told me that she has used that particular crackpot for years and was sad to buy a new one. She has often told me that the new models are not the same.
When I got married – I don’t remember if I got one as a gift, or my mom gave me one. I tried looking for it in the stock room, but got too lazy to weed through the boxes so I just gave up! Two Christmases ago, my Panget received a Breville Multi-Chef – it says in the box that it’s a slow cooker. Since it was on the top of the box pile (Yes, I need to re-organize my stock room) I took it out.
It was such a badass of a slow cooker! It was shiny, it has a digital display and buttons that illuminate when you press them! It looked really looked cool. Well, a very cool and state of the art – rice cooker. Yes, I read the manual – it is a rice cooker, that can also function as a slow cooker (that can cook risotto!)
I saw in Tina’s FB feed that she made 40 Clove Chicken. I wanted to try one. So I searched for a recipe – it was perfect because the recipe I liked, called for a slow cooker! Hooray!!
I have to be honest, I didn’t know what slow cooking meant or how to do it. I only learned the other day that – you put all the ingredients in and let it cool, slowy – for 6 hours. So, that’s the reason why it’s called slow cooker – duh?! Hahaha!
So here’s what it looked like, when I put all of my ingredients in Breville the MultiChef slow cooker:
And this is what it looks like after 3 hours of slow cooking, I loved seeing the bubbles!!
And here’s the FINISHED product!! Look at the color and it smelled wonderful!!
I can do this more often. I like that I can just put everything in and leave it to cook! Makes me wonder why I haven’t tried it before! Argh.. I am such a late bloomer!!
The taste was just perfect! The chicken was oh so tender, juicy and very flavorful! I honestly added more garlic than the recipe called for since I loooove garlic! Hihi.. Passed the tastebuds of the kids, my Panget and the helpers! Yeyness!! I would love to use this slow cooker again and try maybe – Pot Roast? Hihi.. Wish me luck!
Here’s the recipe that I followed from Seriouseats.com, I just omitted the Cognac as we do not have one and I don’t think its reasonable to buy one (unless you drink it on a regular basis). I also used dried Thyme as the supermarket that I went to was out of fresh Thyme. I also used a whole chicken instead of just thighs.