So what do you do, when you find that it's one of those days you hardly find time to stand still, let alone slave over the stove?
For me, the answer's simple....Let the appliances take the strain! By appliances, I'm talking about my slow cooker and my rice cooker.
So, before I went to work today, I assembled the Apricot chicken ingredients in the slow cooker (One can hardly call it cooking...) and let it bubble away on high for about 5 hours.
Not even a little.
You can find the recipe here on this great blog!
About half an hour before we ate, I put the rice cooker on and then boiled the broccoli. Nice and easy.
Marks out of ten? 7
Would I make this again? Yes, I'd give it another whirl, definitely!
Would I do anything differently? Yes, I'd make sure to use light/ordinary soy sauce as opposed to dark. If you compare my meal to Stephanie's on her blog, you will see that mine's way darker.
I'd use a sprinkle of chilli flakes for a bit of a spicy kick, and I'd use only half a jar of jam as it was way too sweet.
*I used skinless, boneless, frozen chicken breasts (No need to defrost before use, another time saving tip from Stephanie!)
*I used about a tbsp ginger puree.
3 cheers for small kitchen appliances! And for Stephanie and her great blog!