Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Bible & Pomegranate Chicken Breasts

Finally made it to Saturday! This has been a very long week and thankful I am getting better from "the crud" that is going around.

This week we ended a year (or a chapter in this book of life as I like to call it )and began a new year (a new chapter). I started the new year off with a new devotional/bible study that I am reading from home and really enjoying it.

I grew up in church, Sunday school, children's church, youth group, college group, church camps and even went to private christian school. I gave my life to the Lord at a young age. I have read the bible from cover to cover many times over and every opportunity I have to re-read the bible, it seems that I learn something new or I'm reminded of a bible story that I had forgotten. You are never too old or too young to read the bible and experience God's word in today's world. If you are still looking for a new devotional or bible study as you start this new year, I highly recommend "Reading God's Story: One Year Chronological Plan" and reading Ivy May's Daily Blog along with it (refer to my previous blog post for links). I just finished reading Day 5 and again find myself thinking about things from a different perspective; God is opening my eyes through His word.

It's Saturday, Terry now is getting "the crud" and I  just got him settled and medicated, Now I've moved on to prepping dinner for this evening. This is a new recipe that I have never made before, found on, and thought I would share with you. It has an interesting list of fresh ingredients, low calorie and sounds absolutely delicious. I will let you know how it tastes in 4-6 hrs.

Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken Breasts
Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken Breasts
Yields: 4 | Serving size: 1 breasts | Calories: 279 | Previous Points: 6 | Points Plus: 7 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fats: 2 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 73 mg | Sodium: 225 mg | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Dietary fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 17 g | Protein: 26 g
  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless (1.5 – 2 lbs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice, (no sugar added)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
In a small mixing bowl combine all the herbs and spices.
Whisk together in a large mixing bowl the herbs, spices and the extra virgin olive oil. Rinse chicken, pat dry with a paper towel. Coat chicken with the herb and oil mixture, place in the slow-cooker. Note: this method of rubbing olive oil on the chicken before adding to the slow-cooker helps to seal in the moisture.
Whisk together in a medium mixing bowl Dijon mustard, honey, minced garlic, pomegranate juice and balsamic vinegar...pour over chicken.
Turn slow cooker to low and cook 4 - 6 hours on low. After chicken is done remove from the slow cooker, place on a serving platter and drizzle with liquid. This extra moist chicken pairs nicely with a small side of pasta. If using the Set 'n Forget Slow Cooker, program the temperature to 165 degrees or follow manufacturer's instructions. Slow Cooker size 5-7 quarts.
Bon Appetit!
"While we do not look at the things which are seen but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal".
2 Corinthians 4:18

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