There are two things I love about this recipe. The ginger and the crock pot. I love the chicken too, but that goes without saying. The crock pot has to be one of my favorite kitchen appliances. You can literally throw things in it in the morning, set to low and come home 8 hours later to a home cooked meal. This is one of our favorites!
Health Benefits of Ginger
Known as Zingiber officinale, ginger has been used medicinally for 2000 years. There are several compounds in ginger that are considered the “active ingredients” but it is well known that trying to isolate these chemicals (shogaol, zingerone, and gingerols) does not impart the same effect as when taken as a whole food.
That said, most of the scientific studies conducted have used isolated compounds from ginger root.
Ginger may be taken as an extract or a tea. You can buy ginger tea bags but you can also make your own ginger tea from one cubic inch of fresh ginger, sliced or grated. Boil the ginger in 1.5 cups of water for about 10 minutes — strain the ginger out and add lemon and/or a sweetener and enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours