Any of you men out there that think this is stupid- I bought one for my boyfriend for Christmas because he was so busy with training and school and he wanted to eat healthy -and guess what?? He uses it almost every day because it is so easy!
-Also crock pots are inexpensive, they last forever and they are so worth it- no more dry baked chicken.
Here is my perfect chicken recipe:
1. Wash chicken
2. Place chicken in bottom of crock pot and poor low sodium chicken broth/stock until the chicken is mostly/completely submerged
3. Sprinkle a little bit of pepper and oregano for flavor
4. Set on low and cook for 6-8hrs (don’t open the lid or you will let the heat out!)
~You will come home from work and have your clean meal ready to eat (you can thank me later)
Want to spice it up?
-Add two cups of dried beans, peas or lentils to it
-Add 2-3 cups of chopped root veggies like carrots, potatoes or sweet potatoes
-You can also brown chicken in sauté pan with a little olive oil before placing it in slow cooker
-Use low sodium vegetable stock instead of chicken stock
-Season with dried herbs or spices (oregano, rosemary, cumin, chili power or pepper)
-In the last hour you can also add tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant or green beans
-Add brown rice, wheat pasta or quinoa by cooking them on the side and stirring them in when serving (this is what Nate makes every night- quinoa, chicken and veggies- it the ultimate re-fuel for his extreme training schedule)
-Feel free to add a little zest when serving as well
This is one of my fav slow cooker recipes that my mom makes (I don’t like regular chili but man I love this recipe)
2 cans Northern Beans- Rinse Beans
Medium Jar Salsa- mild or medium
1 can low sodium chicken broth
3 small/1 large can of all natural low sodium chicken (canned)- I use fresh chicken but the canned is easier
-For extra yummy-ness add a bag of shredded cheese of any find (I like cheddar or Colby) and add this in the last hour- (I think it’s actually better not to add this and instead on your cheat day add a little cheese with it)
-Add a little bit of light sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt for clean eating) when you eat it
* I make this at the beginning of my busy weeks and I can have the left over’s ready to eat all week long for lunch or dinner- ENJOY!
~Have a healthy recipe that you love? Send it to me and I’ll try it out and post it! (Cw227108@ohio.edu)