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I love coming across new blogs with great recipes. I've just recently discovered Alanna at Kitchen Parade. I actually came across her blog when I was looking for Weight Watchers recipes for a friend, and Alanna has a great resource for Weight Watchers; she marks all her recipes with the nutrition information and how many points the dishes are. At first I thought I had discovered a goldmine for my friend, but as I browsed I realized....her recipes looked so yummy I didn't need to be on a diet to try them!

This chicken recipe of hers takes only 15 minutes if you use chicken breasts in your broiler. I don't have any on hand, only a ton of chicken legs and I needed to be able to cook it in my slow cooker because I was at work all day. I took her sauce ingredients and adapted it to cook in the slow cooker.

*Recipe adapted from Kitchen Parade
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Serves 4


8 chicken legs
1/2 cup honey mustard (or 2 tbsp honey mixed with 1/3 cup Dijon Mustard)
1 lime, juice and zest (or 3 tbsp lime juice)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp soy sauce

Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker, and stir to evenly coat the chicken. Cook on low 6-8 hours or until chicken is cooked all the way through. Serve with rice to spoon extra sauce on top.

Click here for printable version of Slow Cooker Honey-Mustard Lime Chicken
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THE RESULTS?

My only problem was that by the time I had gotten home from work, the chicken had been in the crockpot for 9 hours....a little too long. The flavor of the sauce was really good, and the chicken fell right off the bone; it just kind of had that "overcooked chicken" flavor. Either I would make sure that the chicken cooked for only 6-8 hours next time, or I'll try the recipe Alanna's way. I loved the tang of the lime.

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4 Responses
  1. Well, that's one of the nicest comments ever! Thank you!

    I'm actually in the midst of converting many Kitchen Parade recipes for slow cookers, so your experience gives me a head start. So thanks again!


  2. What a great idea to convert your recipes for the slow cooker. Thank you for the delicious ideas :)


  3. Sewing-Chick Says:

    I was just looking for a honey mustard chicken recipe the other day! This one will be perfect :) I got some honey mustard at the store the other day practically for free, so now I need some recipes to use it up.