Monday, August 24, 2009

Healthy Crock Pot Chicken



Trying to stay healthy but still love the ease and convenience of a nice, hearty crock-pot dinner? Have I got the recipe for you! This is a rustic, hearty, and flavorful meal that slow cooks to perfection but does not include any of those creamy condensed soups that have a tendency to pack a lot of calories and fat. This is also an extremely versatile recipe - your chicken can be almost any cut, even a whole chicken would work. And as for the veggies? Whatever you have on hand can be thrown on in there - we used onions and potatoes this time, but carrots, celery, even green beans would be delicious.

Healthy Crock Pot Chicken


2-3 medium potatoes, quartered
2-3 small red onions, quartered
Carrots and celery would be good, too, but we didn't have any on hand
2 cups water
1 chicken bouillon cube/packet (sodium-free)
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
2 bone-in chicken breasts (boneless will work, too, but bone-in = more flavor!)

Place the potato and onion wedges in the bottom of your crock pot. Cover with water. Stir in bouillon, poultry seasoning, Worcestershire, parsley, and salt and pepper. Place the chicken breasts on top. Season the meat with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Remove the bones before serving (the meat will be so tender that it should fall right off). Serve the chicken and veggies over cooked brown rice or whole-grain pasta, if desired. Pour some broth over the top for extra flavor.


9 comments:

Chef Jeena said...

Fabulous recipe with great ingredients!

I love crock pot meals anytime of the year, so easy to prepare and really tasty. :-)

oneparticularkitchen said...

Such comfort food! I just want to dig into that!

Colleen said...

Crock pot recipes are best when they use a few ingredients, like this one - and healthy too!

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Maryanna said...

I'm totally trying this!

Jaysus said...

Looks great! I might be tempted to make an unhealthy gravy out of the broth. Rice and gravy... mmm reminds me of thanksgiving.

Emmalina said...

I'm new to the world of crock pot cooking but I'm now inspired! I see this as a way forward in the winter months, especially as I have two children now so evenings are busy. I'm totally in love with your blog and anticipate much reading and making of recipes. Great to meet you!

Joelen said...

I love that this is healthier than most crockpot recipes!

Dances with Corgis said...

Hi!

Just found this via searching for a crock pot chicken recipe on google and MAN I LOVE YOUR SITE!!

Some great recipes in here. Can't wait to get started trying them all... lol

Starting with this recipe tomorrow afternoon. Thanks so much :)

Cheers,
Courtney

 

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