Guava Chicken

 

Guava Chicken

My son called me the other day just to gently point out to me that I did not live up to my promise to post easy recipes that he could make in his slow cooker while he studying at the university.   During our conversation he asked me to come up with something Asian inspired that he can toss together quickly and serve with jasmine rice.  My slow cooker Guava Chicken is just the ticket.  It’s easy to make, tender and flavorful.  Not to mention, I assembled the ingredients in about 10 minutes.

My slow cooked Guava Chicken is made with boneless, skinless chicken thighs, guava jelly, Indonesian soy sauce, ginger, garlic and rice vinegar.  It’s sweet, tangy and has just the right amount of spice.  Next time you find some guava jelly at your favorite grocery store, buy some and make this.  Enjoy!  Tessa

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 cup guava jelly
  • 1/4 cup Indonesian soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1 Tbs sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chives

In a slow cooker, add the chicken.  In a medium bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients except for the garnishes.  Pour sauce over chicken.  Cover and cook on low for about 4-6 hours or until fork tender.  Taste your seasonings, correct and serve with fluffy jasmine rice.  Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chives.  Serves about 4.

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12 thoughts on “Guava Chicken

    1. Tessa Post author

      Thanks Rosemary! I got two thumbs up from Bruce when I served it for dinner. Hopefully my son will make it soon so I can get another review on it.

    1. Tessa Post author

      Hey Tia! I never knew that guava jelly existed until I read about on your blog. Thanks to YOU!

    1. Tessa Post author

      Thanks Raymund! I just checked out your recipe… It looks and sounds amazing! I’m definitely gonna try it after I get the issue of water spinach ironed out.

    1. Tessa Post author

      Hi Rachna! I’ve not used guava juice in this recipe. I’m thinking about coming up with a guava barbeque sauce and I believe that guava juice might be a key ingredient. If it’s good, I will email you the recipe. Thank you for stopping by!

    1. Tessa Post author

      Thank you! I really like the taste of guava. I want to now try guava in a sweet and spicy sauce.

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