Monday, September 6, 2010

Eat Your Veggies - Chicken and Vegetables in the Crockpot

Continuing to share main dishes featuring lots of vegetables. 

This recipe really isn't a recipe. But it is a meal I make often and I've shared it with others who love the simplicity and the deliciousness!

I cut up my veggies and layer in the bottom of the crockpot. Typically, I use  a mixture of green beans (fresh, frozen or canned) potatoes (raw), carrots (raw) and onions.

On top of the veggies, I layer raw chicken. You can use any cut of chicken. I actually prefer bone in meat for this dish. It seems to add more flavor. This day I was using legs.

Often before I freeze my chicken, I pour a little marinade on the meat. This adds even more flavor to the dish, though it isn't necessary. If the meat wasn't skinless, I usually pull off as much skin as easily removes and discard.

Pour a cup or two of water in the bottom of the  crockpot.  Sprinkle the chicken with salt and any other seasonings you wish. Rosemary, thyme, basil and sage are good choices. You can pour in some Italian dressing, or soy sauce - the variations are endless.

Put on the lid. If you've done this at breakfast, turn the crockpot on low. If it is lunch time, turn to high. Enjoy the wonderful flavor of supper cooking for the rest of the day.

The chicken juices drip down over the vegetables and make this simple meal taste wonderful.

Wasn't that easy? I love fuss free meals and would love to hear your favorite ideas!


  1. I love to make crock pot dishes in the winter while we are having busy school days.

  2. I love, love, love my crock pot too! I love to make scalloped potatoes and ham and shipwreck in it!

  3. I tried this a couple nights ago and it was SO good! Loved it. I think I'll be making this often. I've done the same thing before with Ham, but this was better (and cheaper:) Thanks for the idea.

  4. Thanks Gina am going to try today with some turkey thighs that we have on hand. I am 70+ and raised Mennonite, your blog is a true joy. Many blessings for 2013.


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