Offal - meat, which many refer to with some prejudice. Perhaps because they do not always know how to handle them, they underestimate their useful properties. But now, when multicookers come to the aid of the housewives, the by-products are gaining more fans. Try cooking chicken hearts in a slow cooker - and understand why!
What are good chicken hearts?
Many hostesses neglect the use of by-products, believing that one of them can not cook a really tasty dish. To dispel these misconceptions, it is worth examining the list of useful properties inherent in chicken hearts, and at least once to prepare them for your family.
The composition of this product per 100 g:
- protein - 15.8 g;
- fats - 10.8 grams;
- carbohydrates - 0.8 gr.
Calorie - 160 kcal.
Useful components of chicken hearts:
- B vitamins, including quite rare, indispensable for the human body B12. These substances guarantee the normalization of metabolism, the production of hormones and enzymes necessary for all of us for full-fledged life activity;
- Vitamin A - an ally of strengthening the vision and immunity, bone strength;
- nicotinic acid - vitamin PP. This component allows you to avoid dermatological diseases, improve blood circulation, get a boost of energy;
- a combination of magnesium, copper and iron. These substances are involved in the process of blood formation. In particular, without them it is impossible to achieve an increase in hemoglobin;
- phosphorus - is responsible for strengthening the bone and connective tissue;
- Potassium - is a guarantee of the full work of your nervous system.
Due to the diverse chemical composition, chicken hearts should be present in the diet of athletes who withstand heavy physical activity every day. They serve a good service and people recovering from injuries or childbirth, suffering from anemia, lack of body weight, etc. If you do not complain about your health, chicken hearts in a multivariate can be regarded as prevention of dangerous cardiovascular, nervous and other diseases.
Ways to make them
The easiest way to solve this problem with the help of multicooker. Maintaining a constant temperature regime and the effect of a double boiler allow you to keep the juiciness of the product, to make the finished meat as soft and tender as possible. In addition, in the multicooker, almost all the beneficial properties of the hearts are preserved, which are almost impossible to preserve during frying in a frying pan, over an open fire. If you just can not decide whether to cook the chicken hearts in the slow cooker, the recipe with photo finishes will convince you of the correctness of the choice made.
How to choose and prepare offal for cooking?
The most valuable nutritional properties are distinguished by fresh offal. Therefore, it is best to get hearts a maximum of a day after slaughter. The inner chambers of the hearts are filled with blood, which deteriorates during long-term storage. You can distinguish a fresh product by its rich red color. Refuse to buy frozen offal, as the maximum benefit is concentrated in fresh or chilled meat. If you are unable to find such an option, defrost should be carried out on the lower shelf of the refrigerator, gradually.
To appreciate the excellent taste of chicken hearts dishes, each of them must be pre-cut and a blood clot removed. Then you need to rinse the meat in cold water. After that, you can cook chicken hearts in a slow cooker. The resulting dish is optimally combined with boiled rice, crumbly porridges, pasta, stewed or fried potatoes.
You can use this product as a basis for cooking soups, as an addition to vegetable stews, or as a separate dish.
Do not forget about the sauce, without which it is almost impossible to reveal all the facets of the taste of chicken hearts. The easiest option is to extinguish them in sour cream or cream, with the addition of fragrant ginger, fresh or ground. You can also use tomato sauce, thick ketchup, honey, soy or garlic marinade.
Chicken Heart Recipes
One of the most popular models of multicookers used by modern hostesses is Redmond. Dishes obtained with its help are juicy, fragrant and tasty, and with minimal effort and time. Let's see how to cook the chicken hearts in the Redmond multicooker. Use cream as a sauce. They will give the "main character" tenderness and a special, refined taste.
Delicate hearts in cream: cook in the Redmond multicooker
- 500-600 grams of offal;
- 150 ml cream 10% fat;
- 1 onion;
- 1 small bunch of dill;
- 4 garlic cloves;
- 1-2 tbsp. l vegetable refined oil;
- spices and salt - at its discretion.
- Finely chop the peeled onions and garlic and place in a greased bowl. Set the Baking mode to 20 minutes. Stir the bowl from time to time.
- Meanwhile, gently flush the hearts, freeing them from blood clots.
- When the onions with garlic are reddened, add offal to them, mix and pour in the cream with spices. Change the cooking mode to Quenching. For full readiness of a dish 2 hours are enough.
- When the Redmond multi-cooker signals you to complete the extinguishing process, add pre-washed and chopped greens to the bowl. Mix it with chicken hearts in a fragrant cream sauce. The dish is ready for processing and serving.
Offal in sour cream sauce
Delicate sour cream sauce, with a light, barely perceptible acidity and creamy aroma, is able to emphasize the taste of by-products, making it even more saturated. Try the dish and see for yourself.
- 600 grams of blood and films cleared from blood;
- large bulb onion;
- 250 g sour cream;
- 1.5 Art. l flour;
- salt to taste;
- 1-2 tbsp. l oils.
- "To figure out" chicken hearts in sour cream in a multicooker easier than simple. Peel and chop the onion. Grease the bowl with vegetable oil. Pour onion into it and select the "Baking" mode. Meanwhile, rinse the hearts thoroughly under cold running water.
- When the onions become transparent, with a light golden hue, send offal to the bowl and cook them for 15 minutes, without changing the mode and without covering the lid. When the excess liquid evaporates, you can change the mode to "quenching", set the time - 30 minutes - and close the lid. Then add 1 tbsp to the bowl. l flour and salt. Thoroughly mix the contents of the bowl with a silicone spatula. After that, you can add sour cream, mix again and cook the dish literally 5-7 minutes. You do not need to change the mode.
- Ready-made chicken hearts with a delicate creamy sauce can be served with mashed potatoes, boiled crumbly rice, any other side dish or as an independent dish.
Hearts with potatoes cooked in a slow cooker
One of the main products, ideally combined with chicken and offal, is everyone's favorite potato. It is able to absorb fragrant juices secreted when frying or stewing hearts. From this the taste of the finished dish only benefits.
- 700 grams of chicken hearts;
- 1 kg of potatoes;
- 1 onion and carrots;
- salt and spices to your taste;
- several art. l vegetable oil; odorless;
- Pour the peeled and diced onion into a greased multicooker thicket. Fry it in Baking Mode for 5 minutes. In the meantime, flush and dispose of chicken hearts from blood clots and blood vessels. Peel and grate the carrot, add it to the onions.
- Without changing the cooking mode, mix prepared hearts with vegetables. We set the time - 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile, peel, wash and cut into cubes or thick straws potatoes.
- Add it to the bowl of his home assistant. Sprinkle everything with salt, spices - as much as we consider necessary. You can add bay leaf. Then pour water into the bowl. If you want to get a thick roast, half a glass is enough, to increase the amount of sauce, we increase the rate.
- Set the "Baking" mode and cook everything together for about 50 minutes. If you like liquid sauce, you should choose “Quenching”. Stir vegetables with hearts a couple of times during cooking.
- As soon as the beep sounded, chicken hearts with potatoes in the slow cooker are ready. Put the dish on plates and serve.
If you have cooked chicken hearts in a slow cooker for your family, you will get rid of the confidence that it is impossible to make something truly gourmet from by-products. And the excellent compatibility of this product with any vegetables and cereals allows the hostess to choose a successful company for the hearts. Experimenting with the main ingredients, spices and sauces, each time you can get a different dish.