Hi everyone! Tonight I am making another crock pot master piece. If you are wondering why I am using my crock pot so much, it’s because my stove is broken. It just went out, not sure why, but it happens. I should get another one this week, so until then, I am having fun with some of my lesser used kitchen gadgets. I decided to do a chowder because I used to make this for office potlucks. I would cook off the chicken and dump everything in the crockpot and let it cook until the potluck started. And to top it off, I would make some honey cornbread in the oven to go with it. It was always a hit.
This time with no stove, I had to get creative with my cornbread. I decided to make it in a waffle maker. I thought it be a fun twist. The kids were bummed, however, when they found out they were having corn bread with dinner instead of waffles. They ate it any way.
1 lb chicken, cubed
1⁄2 onion chopped
2 carrots, chopped
3 red potatoes, cubed
2 (15 ounce) can corn (regular and creamed), drained
2 cups chicken broth
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper, to taste
3/4 cup milk
1/4 melted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
Place carrots, potatoes, onion and corn in crock pot. Put chicken pieces on top. Add chicken broth. Add salt and pepper.
Turn crock pot to low and cook 4 to 6 hours. During last 10 minutes of cooking add evaporated milk and cheese. Stir.
To make Corn Bread: In a large bowl, stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add the milk, butter, oil, honey and eggs; stir to combine until moistened. Batter should be the consistency of pancake batter, so you may need to add a little more milk. Heat cooking spray in waffle maker. When hot, scoop a dollop of mixture in the waffle maker and cook cornbread in accordance with waffle maker instructions. When golden brown, remove from the waffle maker and serve with chowder. Enjoy!
Check out this easy how to video!