Freedom From Want Crock-Pot Chicken


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Author:  Josh Latham
Portion:  About 1.5 cups
Num Portions: About 6-8
Prep time:  00:30 mins
Cook time:  09:30 mins


  • 22 oz Freedom From Want (substitutions: Berliner Weisse, Saison, Belgian Style Pale Ale)
  • 6 each Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1/4 each Pineapple
  • 1 each Large Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 each Poblano Pepper
  • 1/2 each Red Onion
  • 1 lb Blanched Sugar Snap Peas
  • 1/2 each Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 7 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Ginger
  • 2 Tbsp Sushi Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Gochujang (Korean Red Pepper Paste) or Siracha
  • 1 Tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flake
  • 1 cup Rice (whatever kind you have on hand will work)


  1. Dice the chicken, pineapple, peppers, and onion.
  2. Put all ingredients except for the rice and snap peas in the crock pot, cover, set to low and go to work!! Or, just sit around watch a few football games and relax for 8 hours or so. It will appear that there isn’t much liquid in the pot, but as the vegetables cook they will release their liquid to the mix.
  3. When you return from work add the rice and continue cooking for about an hour.
  4. Finish by adding in the snap peas and cooking for about 5 minutes longer.
  5. Give it one final toss, and enjoy!!


The Crock Pot seems to be an underappreciated kitchen appliance; perhaps it is because it is such an easy way to go that we look at it as cheating in some way. But when you know that you have a long day coming up, and really aren’t going to want to cook anything when you get back, it can be a great way to make a long day a little easier. With that said we offer this recipe for those days when there are just too many things going on to spend a lot of time worrying about dinner.

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