Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Cloves




Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Cloves


There are about a billion and one recipes on the internet for Roasted Garlic in the slow cooker, but they all involve full heads of garlic being roasted.  Now mind you, I love a head of roasted garlic as much as the next gal - but sometimes I want to do a mess of individual garlic cloves at once.  

I like to buy the big bags of peeled fresh garlic from the market (or the super big bags from Costco), and roast it all up ahead of time.  Often I'll use my oven, but sometimes I want to leave the house for a bit without worrying that I'll forget to come home in time and burn the place down.   "Only you can prevent kitchen fires."

So, I shoveled a bunch of cloves into my big old crock pot, slathered them with olive oil, and went about my business.  Admittedly a touch worried that I had just laid waste to a metric ton of garlic. 

Alas, my worries were in vain.  Delicious roasted garlic awaited my upon my return.  Yum!  I portioned it out, tossed some in the freezer, and some in the fridge (and some on my toast), and went about the rest of my day.  When I was ready to make it again (and take some pictures for you gorgeous people), I popped a pile into my teeny tiny cast iron, and threw it to the middle rack of the oven with the broiler on for a few minutes.

Perfecto.

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Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Cloves, Ingredients:

  • Peeled garlic cloves
  • Olive oil


Slow Cooker Roasted Garlic Cloves, Directions:

  1. Lightly grease the edges and bottom of your slow cooker with olive oil (and/or you can line your slow cooker with foil).  
  2. Toss in garlic cloves, and drizzle with more olive oil.  The cloves don't need to be in a single layer, but probably not higher than a few inches, or you may have uneven cooking. (Ask me how I know.  Oops.)
  3. Cook on low for 6+ hours, until cloves reach your desired consistency.  You can stir a few times toward the end to get them evenly browned, as well.
  4. Grab some Crusty French Bread and ENJOY!



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Three Ingredient Asian Style Peanut Sauce




Three Ingredient Asian Style Peanut Sauce




How much do you love a good food hack?  I LOVE a good food hack!  This Asian Style Peanut Sauce is delicious and takes all of about a minute or so to whip up - with only three ingredients!!!  I even blind taste tested it on my husband and when I asked him what it was he said, "that peanut sauce we get from the Vietnamese place."  SCORE!

It's super versatile too - you can make it thick and dippy for your Vietnamese Summer Rolls, or thin and saucy for your Malaysian Satay Chicken Thighs.  Have I mentioned I love this stuff?  Because I do.


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Three Ingredient Asian Style Peanut Sauce, Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup natural chunky peanut butter (preferably the stuff that's just peanuts)
  • 1 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • optional: water to thin


Three Ingredient Asian Style Peanut Sauce, Directions: 

  1. Add ingredients to a bowl and mix well.  Thin to your liking by slowly stirring in water until you reach desired consistency.  Taste and adjust to your palate.
  2. Enjoy!



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Three Ingredient Asian Style Peanut Sauce

Three Ingredient Asian Style Peanut Sauce

Three Ingredient Asian Style Peanut Sauce

Three Ingredient Asian Style Peanut Sauce

Three Ingredient Asian Style Peanut Sauce
Three Ingredient Asian Style Peanut Sauce



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Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs



This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Malaysia Kitchen for the World for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.


Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs



These Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs were devoured directly off the baking pan (with the exception of one, that I quickly grabbed for a picture!).  They were so delicious, my kids refused to even wait for plating and my eight year old declared it, "The BEST chicken on the earth!!!"  So, total win.

The thing I love about working with brands is that it pushes me to create recipes I would never have considered on my own.  I love love love Asian food.  Seriously, just last week I declared on instagram that I would happily eat only Asian food for years not consider it a suffering in the slightest.  Because, mmmmmmm.  But amazingly, despite my love and dedication to all things Asian, I'd never tried Malaysian cuisine!  

So when I was asked by Malaysia Kitchen for the World to create a Malaysian inspired recipe, I was totally stoked.  I combed through dozens of amazing looking Malaysian recipes and decided to do an interpretation of the wildly popular Chicken Satay.

Traditionally Chicken Satay is served on a skewer, but this busy mama, has no time for all that jazz, so we went with boneless skinless chicken thighs that I chopped into strips after cooking.  I ate mine over some shaved cucumber salad with Asian Peanut Sauce.  Holy YUM.  The flavor is mild but complex with salty, sweet, savory, and umami all in one bite.  And it's a breeze to make.  


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Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs, Ingredients:


  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon dried lemon grass
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • optional for serving: Asian Style Peanut Sauce

Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs, Directions:


  1. Add all ingredients, except chicken, to a small food processor and pulse until ingredients are well combined.  You may need to scrape the sides with a spatula once or twice.
  2. Pour marinade into a bowl and dredge chicken in it.  Place chicken on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes.
  3. If you wish, you can place the chicken under the broiler for 2 - 3 minutes at the end to brown the top.
  4. Serve with Shaved Cucumber Salad and Asian Peanut Sauce.
  5. Enjoy!



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Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs

Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs

Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs

Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs

Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs

Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs

Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs

Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs

Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs

Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs

Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs



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Malaysian cuisine likes to combine complex flavors like curry, turmeric, cardamom, lemongrass, ginger and tamarind (to name a few) to create dishes that have multiple layers of flavors.
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Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs






Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs


Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs

Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs


Malaysian Satay Inspired Chicken Thighs



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