Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Project 2: Crockpot Chicken Bog

Two projects in one week?  What madness is this?  Has our intrepid heroine abandoned frozen foods for good?  Well, no.  But I really wanted some chicken bog

Chicken who?  When I lived in South Carolina, they made this stuff called chicken bog.  It was chicken, smoked sausage and rice all thrown in a big pot.  I loved it.  I loved it so much I would buy my lunch at school on chicken bog days.  I'm in middle school, and the only cafeteria I deign suitable for consumption is their chicken bog.  Go figure.  Anyway, it was delicious. 

And then we moved.  And nobody seemed to know what chicken bog was anymore (in fact, when I posted about she-crab soup and chicken bog on my facebook, KP thought I was speaking in code), which made me sad.  I could go through life without blue crab anything.  I would miss she-crab soup, but really, I'd live.  But chicken bog?  You think someone would mail me a big pot once a month or so?  Can you put that in the mail?  With my luck somebody at the post office would have lunch, and I would have no chicken bog. :(

*insert angel song here*
So I looked up the recipe, which calls for things like a whole freaking chicken, and well, I couldn't make it past "1 whole freaking chicken".  Then about a month ago, I bought a crockpot.  Surely there was a recipe that boils the labor down into throwing a couple of things into the crockpot and letting it simmer all day, right?  Last night, I found it.  The holy grail of recipes: The Crockpot Chicken Bog.  I ran to the store to gather ingredients, and set everything up this morning to cook while I was at work.

So this morning, chicken broth, an entire package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, a package of smoked sausage, and various other things for flavor went into the pot.  I mostly followed the recipe, substituting a couple of bay leaves where I had no thyme, and later on using a box of Uncle Ben's Wild Rice as one of the commenters on the recipe suggested.  I'll buy two boxes next time, because I had to throw in some regular rice to soak up more of the juices in the pot. (Luckily I did not have to resort to throwing sushi rice in the pot.)  I seem to remember chicken bog having more rice than chicken/sausage too, so I'd probably put in less chicken next time.

How does it taste?  Well, to be honest, the more I think about it, the more I don't really remember how chicken bog tasted when I was younger, I just remember that it was awesome.  So I have no idea if my recipe tastes like like the chicken bog of my childhood, or not.  However, what I do have is pretty damn tasty if I do say so myself.  In fact, I think it tastes like another spoonful.


  1. Well, I'm really going to be just a touch ticked if this ends up posted a second time because the internet fumbled on my first attempt (and there's a sports metaphor for you... you'll never see that agin from me, so you better right it down). -
    Sounds num! I would say the reason you remember it with more rice is because you were eating it in a cafeteria. Budgets always being what they are, I would also guess that the rice was a nice filler. Well, it's a good thigh-filler too, unfortunately... and I don't think the cafeteria workers really take that into consideration. ;)

  2. Of course it posted THAT version... seriously, I DO know how to spell "write".