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One Chicken: Two Easy Crockpot Meals June 17, 2013

slow cooker chicken.

I’ve always been a little leery of cooking chicken in the crockpot since it has a tendency to dry out.  I was pleasantly surprised with the whole chicken, and was able to make a delicious soup with the leftovers the next day.

Crockpot / Slow Cooker Chicken

1/2 lb mushrooms
1 sweet red pepper
2 medium tomatoes
1/2 Cup white wine
Salt, Pepper, Paprika
1 whole chicken

Add mushrooms, tomatoes, red pepper to the crockpot.  Place the chicken in breast side down. Pour wine over chicken, salt and pepper to taste.  I went fairly heavy with the paprika since it really colors up the skin nicely, and gives the broth a rich flavor.  Cook on low for 8 hours.

When cooked, removed the chicken to a sheet pan…I didn’t even need to use a knife since the meat was literally falling off the bones.  Be sure to save all that broth for the next day’s meal !

Crockpot / Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

Shredded/diced chicken meat (about 2 cups which was half a chicken)
1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced
1 large sweet red pepper, sliced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, sliced
1 cup leftover roasted sweet potato rounds (optional) I just needed to get rid of them.
7 oz can of diced green chiles
14 oz can of diced tomato
4 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chile powder
1/2 cup of heavy cream
Grated pepperjack cheese (optional)

Combine all ingredients in the crockpot, give it a stir.  I actually threw in the larger bones from the drums and thighs during cooking — I think it makes for a tastier soup.

Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4.  Add heavy cream right before serving, and top each bowl with a bit of grated pepperjack cheese if desired.

This recipe passed the “kid test” by the way…we had 3 hungry teenage boys over helping move some heavy stuff out in the yard and they devoured it !

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8 Responses to “One Chicken: Two Easy Crockpot Meals”

  1. Perfect ideas, each one so different! I vote for the second one, its got all my favorite flavors!

  2. wingmother Says:

    Hey there sister of the ‘Rounded’ theme! Glad I finally stopped by. Been trying to clean up my low carb act lately as I’ve not lost in weeks… ah, those tiny cheats add up… Thanks for all your ideas, you’ve injected a little inspiration into my life. Yay! And thanks for stopping by The Hillhouse too. (I just played piano for an awesome production of AIW and the Jabberwocky was an especially interesting/modern/disturbing piece of music. ! Sadly it exists only in the memory of those present for its production.)
    All the best to you!
    Elizabeth

  3. biggsis Says:

    Sounds great. When I cook chicken it’s almost always a roaster because I get more bang for my buck that way – hadn’t tried the slow cooker yet, I’m looking forward to trying this! Thanks!

  4. I love the multi meal planning!!!


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