1.15.2008

Crockpot Chicken Wings with Potatoes

There's none left for a picture. Sorry.

So after a long day of driving through Ohio and purchasing a car, I was so glad to have a hot meal ready for us in the crockpot! Hubby wanted chicken wings, I really didn't care, they were cheap at the grocery store. What I really wanted was a cornish hen in the crockpot but he's never had that before! And so it came to this:

Crockpot Chicken Wings (Not too spicy) with Potatoes

1 package of chicken wings, I happened to buy 6 HUGE wings
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 package chicken gravy (or make your own pan gravy, it was 8:30 am on a Saturday)
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp cumin
2 tbsp hot sauce (to taste)
3 - 4 potatoes, cut into wedges
1 medium onion, sliced thinly so they "melt" in the crockpot

Preheat a wide pan on your stove on high heat with 3 - 4 tbsp oil, mixed with a little butter.

1. Mix the flour with cayenne pepper, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper. Coat your wings and then shake to get off the excess flour. Sear wings on both sides in the smoking hot pan.

2. Meanwhile, cut your potatoes and your onions. Toss them into the bottom of the crockpot.

3. Once your chicken is seared nice & crispy, toss those onto the top of the veggies.

4. Make a pan gravy with the drippings of the chicken. For me it was too early to even think of mixing & measuring so I used a McCormick's Chicken Gravy packet with 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock. Add the hot sauce to the gravy, taste it, then add more hot sauce or cayenne pepper. If you want your "gravy" thicker, add a can of cream of chicken soup and whisk till blended. Pour over chicken & veggies.

5. Cook on low 6 - 7 hours. We happened to be in Ohio forever, so I think it was in there for about 8, the potatoes were soft and the meat fell off the bones.

I like crockpot meals. They usually turn out no matter what, I would actually make this one again, only with a whole chicken or chicken breast meat but not wings. Or with a roast. Or whatever cut of meat is cheaper at the grocery store.

PSH

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