Honey Dijon Chicken and Rice
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 9 hours
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Preparation Time: 10-15min
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1/2c+/- White Wine or Tarragon Vinegar (I used both)
  • 3-4tblsp Grey Poupon
  • 2-3tblsp Honey
  • 3-4cloves Garlic, crushed
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Butter
  • 2c uncooked Rice
  • 1c baby or sliced Carrots
DIRECTIONS
  1. THE NIGHT BEFORE or THAT MORNING:
  2. Loosen skin around chicken and put it in the Crockpot.
  3. Mix together wine/vinegar, mustard, honey, garlic, salt & pepper.
  4. Pour into and over chicken in crock; add more wine/vinegar if need be to make 1" or so liquid at bottom of crock.
  5. Set on LOW and cook 6-8hrs til roasted and fall-off-the-bone tender; set aside.
  6. TO PREPARE RICE:
  7. Remove chicken from crock and strain liquid into measuring pitcher; add sufficient water to make 4 1/2c.
  8. Bring liquid to bowl in large saucepan w/tight-fitting lid; add rice.
  9. Boil and stir 5min, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20-25min til rice is done.
  10. Meanwhile, cook carrots in pot of boiling water til tender as you prefer.
  11. When rice is done, drain carrots and stir into rice, adding a pat or two of butter to fluff and taste.
  12. Serve chicken pieces, chunks or shreds atop rice.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
No story really- I just live by either the Crockpot or the Dutch oven, and this was a crock-creation. Sounded like it'd be good- and it was!