chicken recipe

Gina Homolka

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

My slow cooker is my favorite fuss-free solution to weeknight meals because it does all the work for me while I’m out and about. On my blog, I have 45 (and growing) Skinny Slow Cooker Recipes! This easy chicken dish from The Better Homes and Gardens Skinny Slow Cooker magazine is a wonderful addition to my collection.

It’s delicious and the prep time is quick – simply place the chicken in the slow cooker, pour the sauce over the chicken and set itto 6 hours. Five to ten minutes before serving add the bok choy and cook until it wilts, then sprinkle with sesame seeds – easy!

Rather than using different chicken parts, I went with skinless drumsticks which are leaner than thighs. The meat is so tender once cooked it just falls off the bones. I served this over brown rice and my family loved it!

Hope you enjoy!

Gina – Skinnytaste


See the full recipe here.


BHG Guest Blogger

Best of the Blogs: Fourth of July Recipes

America’s birthday is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate. As much as I love fireworks and working a red, white and blue color scheme into my attire for the day, my favorite part about Independence Day is by far the food. If you haven’t started planning your menu for the upcoming holiday, we’ve got a couple of suggestions from some of our favorite blogs.

1. I have a feeling these Peach BBQ Chicken Wings  from Add a Pinch would be the MVP of any 4th of July barbecue. Bonus: The Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce requires only three ingredients to make.



2. I’m a sucker for a savory-sweet combo and these Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa from Damn Delicious look well, delicious. Not only are they topped with a spicy mango salsa, they also have a slice of fresh avocado. Yum!



3. Burgers with Roasted Tomatoes, Pesto and Mozzarella? Yes, please! This recipe from Confections of a Foodie Bride takes a basic burger to a whole new level with garden-fresh tomatoes and herbs.



4. Switch up the salad section on your buffet table with this Potato Salad with Dill and Horseradish Aioli from A Thought for Food. This simple side dish is topped with a homemade horseradish dressing that’s sure to awaken your taste buds.



5. Can you really ever have enough potato salad at a cookout? This Roasted Potato Salad with Bacon Dressing from Foodie Crush is a simple dish that everyone can enjoy.



6. I love that these Layered Drinks from Get Creative Juice double as a beverage and festive decor. Even better, they can be customized with whatever flavors you want to use.



7. If you’re serving a crowd, this Triple Berry Sangria from Eclectic Recipes is perfect for your get-together. Prep the simple drink beforehand and spend your time socializing instead of in the kitchen.



8. Show off your baking skills with these Red, White and Blue Pinwheel Icebox Cookies from Just a Taste. These buttery, patriotic treats are sure to get some compliments at your 4th of July bash.



9. Okay, how cute is this 4th of July Tie Dyed Fudge from Taste and Tell? I have a feeling there won’t be any leftovers of this tasty treat.



10. Working at BHG, I have an adoration for all things red plaid. These Picnic Tablecloth Cookies from Katrina’s Kitchen are a quirky and easy way to serve up a sweet treat.



11. Jazz up a classic dessert with this Strawberry Shortcake Doughnut Trifle from Sprinkle Bakes. Even better, this wow-worthy dessert requires no baking.



12. Host the most patriotic party on the block with this Festive Fruited Cheesecake Flag from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. Now for the difficult decision: Choose a piece with blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries?



13. No Independence Day cookout is complete without icy-cold lemonade. Keep cool at your cookout with these four-ingredient Sweet and Creamy Lemonade Popsicles from Dine and Dish.



14. If popsicles aren’t your thing, try another food on a stick with these Candy-Coated Krispy Stars from Lulu the Baker.



Can’t get enough 4th of July ideas? Our Red, White & Blue Desserts and Fourth of July Pinterest boards are packed with ideas to make this your best Independence Day yet.

Enjoy the friends, fireworks and food!

-Kenzie, BHG Social Media Editorial Assistant

Delish Dish Editor

Sesame Chicken with Broccoli

Hello! Katie Parker, Senior Digital Food Editor for BHG, joining the conversation. I hate wasting food and I recently nabbed a nifty tip from our Test Kitchen to capture every last bit of a stock of broccoli: Namely, use the stems. Stop making that face!, they really can be just as tasty as the hog-the-spotlight florets. I used my new method in our 4-star-rated Sesame Chicken with Broccoli for dinner last night.

Sesame Chicken with Broccoli

Watch the 1-minute method for cutting and cooking broccoli (cough, cough, that’s me doing the voiceover…hi Mom!). The gist: Peel off those knobby pieces to get to the smoother stem. For me, this looked like:

Chopping Broccoli

To cook, toss the stems into a pan with some water for 3 minutes, then add the florets and continue on for 2 minutes more:

Cooking Broccoli

The rest of the recipe was Wok work. Cook your marinated chicken (you will LOVE the tangy-sweet smell from the honey-soy marinade!):

Cooking Chicken

Set the chicken aside and cook yummy ginger, garlic, and green onions:

Chicken Flavorings

Then stir in chicken broth, soy sauce, smell-the-sweetness honey, cornstarch, rice vinegar, and chili paste. I plated without rice (and without sesame seeds, which were suspiciously unavailable at my local grocery store). I also like to eat with chopsticks when reasonable because it slows me down and helps me appreciate my dinner. And my crisp-tender broccoli florets and stems?—Perfection. Get the Sesame Chicken with Broccoli recipe here:

Sesame Chicken with Broccoli