New Beginnings & Slow Cooker Korean Chicken
This fall season has been magical. Everywhere I turn, it seems people are sharing beautiful news. Engagements (I learned of two in the same week, both for darling couples!), pregnancies, graduate school admissions, new homes, and new jobs. It is incredible to share our own happiness in our upcoming wedding with people who are similarly glowing with excitement. How appropriate is it to have so many new beginnings happening around this season?
As exciting as it all is, we’ve been caught up in the frenzy without taking a break to just relax. We’ve ate out more times than I’d like to admit. Finally, this week I decided I needed to make our family meals a priority again. Luckily, this is where it helps to rely on tools to cut back on the time spent cooking and maximize the time spent enjoying a meal together. Insert Slow Cooker Korean Chicken here.
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Slow Cooker Korean Chicken
As you know, I’ve relied heavily on tools to help mitigate our busy schedules with my love of cooking. The pressure cooker, the sous vide, and the slow cooker – all my faves when it comes to making amazing meals without much effort. Originally, I planned this recipe as part of my sous vide series, but we ended up liking it so much better as a slow cooker meal.
I love Korean food and have ever since I went to Korea Town in Los Angeles one labor day in 2011. The balancing act of heat, sour, savory, and sweet, amazes me and I love the strong flavors of sesame. And, while this recipe is not a traditional Korean recipe, I tried to capture all the flavors I love from Korean food. Serve with rice, easy homemade kimchi, and a glass of soju.
We are now in our last days as the fiancé and fiancée. It. Is. Magical.