I love using my crock pot but sometimes the time (4 hours, 6 hours) isn’t really conducive to my work schedule. This super easy and healthy recipe cooks in an hour and half so you can easily make it after work. I came home threw everything in the pot, worked out and came back to my dinner waiting for me! I added a few other options below that cook more chicken and take a little longer if you have the time.
1lb Chicken Breast
2 large carrots
2 large stalks of celery
2 cloves of garlic
Wash and chop all the veggies. Mince the garlic.
Mix all the veggies and put in the bottom of the pot. Make sure the vegetables go on the bottom! This will keep the meat moist and not burn. I threw in some mushrooms at the last minute that needed to get eaten but they are not traditionally part of this recipe. Cant let a good vegetable go to waste!
Place chicken breast on top of the vegetables and poke it a few times with a fork. Put the romsemary on top of the chicken. Cook on high for an hour and a half. No need to add extra water, these vegetables are naturally full of water and will make their own broth.
Other options: You could cook two breasts of chicken and that would probably take about 2 hours, maybe a little less on the high setting.
If you wanted to cook an entire small chicken, you can cook that on high for 4 hours or low setting for 6 hours. Be sure to get a chicken that is “ready to cook” if not be sure to remove all the guts… I have forgotten to do this before and it wasnt pretty afterwards. If you are cooking for more than 2 hours, pour 1/4 cup of water over the chicken to keep it from drying out with the extra cooking time.
It will look like this when its finished. Be sure to cut the chicken and make sure its cooked throughly.
Ta-Da! I served mine with a little cheesy rice. You could also serve with noodles or biscuits or its great just by itself. I only ate half the chicken breast and took the other half to work the next day for lunch, it’ll keep for a day or two in the fridge.