This recipe is a labor of love, as it took me years to perfect.
Here we have an entire dinner of savory chicken, rich mashed potatoes, and seasoned carrots in one pot. The roomie loves this meal and every other time I make mashed potatoes he sighs and says "Too bad it's not the Dragon-spiced ones" =P
*See Notes for information on Dragon Rub.
**If you can't find a suitable spice blend I'll include my own version of it following the directions for the Dragon Chicken & Potatoes.
Place a single layer of potatoes in pot, add 3/4 cup of the carrots and 1/2 of the onion.
Loosen skin all around the breast and back, and empty inner cavity of contents within.
Pat chicken dry with a paper towel. Fill cavity with rest of onion and carrots.
Rub Dragon seasoning under skin, and place inside the slow cooker breast side down.
In a bowl, stir together the chicken broth, soy sauce, olive oil, honey, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, sesame oil, minced garlic, onion powder, and peppers.
Lightly coat chicken with sesame oil; rub Dragon seasoning in (Hard!); pour liquid mixture over chicken. Turn several times to coat, rub in more Dragon seasoning if needed, then cover.
Marinate for about an hour.
Cook chicken on low setting for 8 hours, or 4 hours on high setting.
After lifting chicken from the pot, separate the vegetables and place potatoes in mixing bowl of stand mixer.
Coarsely mash the potatoes and mix well.
Whip in the butter, garlic, and cream.
Season with the salt and black pepper and serve.
**Asian Spice Rub:
1 piece ginger large and peeled
4 stalks of lemon grass (pale half)
3 large cloves of moist plump garlic
2-4 red Thai chiles seeded or not (seed if you don't want it too spicy)
1/2 teaspoon powdered turmeric)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon star anise
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon black sesame seeds (or white if you can't find)
Combine all but last of the ingredients in the jar of a blender until powdered. Remove and stir in sesame seeds.
The leftover sauce makes for a good gravy when mixed with some cornstarch!
Don't forget, the carrots are a side dish!
Dragon Rub - An Asian blend for grilling and stir-frying, balancing the assertive tastes of Szechuan peppercorns and Thai chiles with aromatic ginger, zesty lime and crunchy black sesame seeds. You can find it on amazon.com or http://www.nantucketoffshore.com/
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1247g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 589 (45%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 65.4g||87 %|
|Saturated Fat 25.2g||126 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 25.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 9.8g|
|Cholesterol 237.8mg||73 %|
|Sodium 26070.5mg||899 %|
|Potassium 2737.8mg||72 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 90.2g||27 %|
|Dietary Fiber 10.4g||42 %|
|Sugars, other 79.8g|
|Protein 96.8g||138 %|
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Calories per serving: 1310
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