A Viking Cooks: Easy Chicken

Roasted a chicken today in the slow cooker. Chopped up an onion, enough to cover bottom of slow cooker. Set the chicken on onions. Shake on just a little bit of salt, pepper, garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, oregano, cumin, and mustard powder. Then cover with a layer of paprika. Cook on low for 8 hours and it’s perfect. So much juice it’s hard to believe I didn’t add any liquid. SO EASY! Literally just falls off the bones.


A Viking Cooks: Beef & Broccoli

Made my Viking version of beef and broccoli in a crockpot today. Extremely easy and about a fourth the cost of take out – and 1/10th the grease. The boy had thirds, so apparently it tasted OK!

Most people don’t know that Vikings of old are big fans of Chinese take-out.True Story.


Thinly slice (1/4 in) a 2 lb chuck roast. Put in crock.

Stir together: 1 cup beef broth, 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 3 cloves garlic. Pour over meat, stir to combine.

Cook on low 3-4 hours.

Take out some of the liquid to separate bowl and stir in 2 tsp corn starch; return to crock and stir to combine.

Cover meat with fresh broccoli florets.

Cover and cook another 30 minutes and let broccoli steam above the meat.

Take off heat. Stir and serve over rice.