“Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles.”  Maltbie D Babcock

I was so excited when I found this recipe, which I immediately changed because it had a bushel of cayenne in it.  I love this recipe because it gave me the choice of lying around all day or using my new pizza crust recipe as flat bread.  Choices.

If you opt for the flatbread route, you might have to back to August 20 and 21 if you didn’t already try this amazing gluten-free pizza crust and make a copy of the recipe.  Think about making the pieces smaller and thinner to create a marvelous faux flatbread. This chicken recipe simply cries out for flatbread.

Best of all, you’ll have plenty of time to make up a batch of this flatbread while the chicken cooks. The chicken is going to spend the next 5 or 6 hours languishing in the crockpot.


3 pound broiler-fryer chicken, cut up, or chicken thighs

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 t cayenne, more or less to suit your taste

1 t paprika

½ t pepper

½ t grated ginger root

2 T lemon juice

½ cup water

1/2 cup frozen corn

avocado, diced, optional

guar or arrowroot


Place everything into your slow cooker, up to and including the water.  I opted to put all the spices and the water into a container and whip them up before pouring them over the onion and chicken.  It worked well.  Then you can cover the crockpot and set it on low.  You’re now free for 5 or 6 hours.  You will have to stir in the frozen corn about an hour before the chicken is done.  The corn isn’t essential to the dish but it’s a nice touch.


While the chicken is languishing you can make the bread.  Or you can do one of the other exciting things that you usually do during the day.  See: toilet bowl, dirty dishes, laundry, litter box …  Sorry.  I didn’t mean to go down that path.  Try lunch with an exciting author (read a good book while you eat lunch) or shopping in an elegant shop (Amazon Prime).  That’s better.

We can always make it better, especially if we remember to count our blessings.  Cue the violins!

Loveya – The Grandma



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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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