Foodie Monday: Jonas Chicken

Happy Monday my fellow foodies! Hope y’all had an amazing weekend.

My crockpot and I strike again. It’s like we now have an unspoken bond and it completes me.

Understand, when I was a tween, I was violently ill, had to have surgery, and since then my stomach can not breakdown the fat in red meat or pork. Which leaves me to mainly eat chicken, turkey, and seafood. And if none of these choices are available, I usually eat vegetarian dishes.

So, needless to say, whatever recipes I put together will mainly have those as the main ingredient. But the beauty about cooking is that you get to improvise, and I don’t see why any of the ingredients couldn’t be used with other meats. Right? Right! So with that, let’s get started.

I named this recipe Jonas Chicken, not after the Jonas Brothers, but because I came up with it while I was stuck at home during Blizzard Jonas. Admit it, i’m a genius.

This recipe was super simple, and when I took it with me to work, everyone commented at how good it smelled. Well it tasted better even. I just grabbed whatever I had handy, and thought would taste good together.

What I used:


  • Trader Joe’s Free Range Organic Chicken Drumsticks
  • Goya’s Sazonador Total
  • Granulated Garlic
  • LaChoy Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • Honey (I ran out of my good honey so this is all I had)
  • Water

From the freezer, I placed the chicken on the bottom of the pot, and I covered it with all the seasoning. I eyeballed a heavy coat of all the ingredients on both sides.

Then I poured enough water to cover the chicken. Set my pot to high and covered. At the two hour mark, I flipped them over and switched to low and cook them until ready.

And TA-DA! This is the result. I served it with a cup of brown rice and dark greens.


Next time I think I am going to try to make Turkey Chili. Going through all my friends social media feeds, it seemed that’s what everyone was eating while stuck at home in the middle of a blizzard.

What is your go to meal while stuck at home because of the weather? I mean besides wine, of course.

I hope you like this super easy and simple recipe. And if you’d like to see more cooking ideas, check out our past recipes. And if you make any of our recipes, make sure you tag us on social media by using the hashtag #nerdandlace.

Bon appetit!

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