Sep 23, 2013

SLOW COOK ITALIAN CHICKEN ROAST

Ladies and gentleman, I am presenting to you one of my all time favorite slow cooker meals, Italian Chicken Roast. If you lived underneath my roof, you would probably be eating this a lot. Sorry Dan. I hope you love it as much as I do.

It's easy, healthy and tasty.

We are almost into harvest season (some of you may be already!!) and I love having meals that I can throw together in the crockpot that travel easily out to the fields.

Trust me, you will want to pin or print this, especially for this fall and winter!




Here's what you'll need :

4-6 Chicken Breasts (I use frozen/unthawed) 
A medium potato per each piece of chicken
4 Cups of baby carrots
14.5 Oz Can of diced tomatoes 
2 Tbs of dried minced onion or 1 whole onion
3 Cloves minced garlic
1 Packet Italian dressing mix
1/2 Cup Shredded parmesan cheese
1 Cup of warm water


Start by slicing your potatoes. I like to take my knife down the center and then dice the opposite way. No squares, here!

Arrange the chicken breast in the bottom of the crock pot. Then dump (is dump a proper cooking term?) the can of tomatoes all over the chicken. Arrange a pile of carrots evenly on one side of the chicken and then your potatoes on the other side.

In a shaker, you will want to combine 1 cup of warm water and your packet of Italian dressing mix. Shake, shake, shake. Shake your booooooooty. 

Pour your water/dressing mixture all over the potatoes, carrots and chicken. Next you'll top everything off with the minced onion and the minced garlic. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese all over.

Set on low for 8 hours or high 4-5 hours. I like my carrots really tender so sometimes I cook it longer than this. You don't want to dry out the chicken, though! I haven't ran into that issue yet. I think the water and tomatoes help lock in the moisture. 

Once everything is cooked, arrange your chicken breast, potatoes and carrots on the plate into servings. Or just throw it all in a bowl all crazy-like :)


And if you don't like tomatoes, that's okay. I don't like them either. These are so tender, you won't even taste them. They add lots of flavor to this dish so try not to skip out on the 'maters! 


I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 

5 comments:

  1. This sounds so good, Kelly! We eat a lot of chicken, so I am always looking for a new recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Carol! We definitely need to eat MORE chicken and this is a great way to do it :)

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  2. Another Chicken crock pot recipe that we love is , 4 skinless / boneless chicken breasts , cover the chicken with dry italian mix in the crock pot , let cook about 1 hr.. then add 1 can of low fat cream of chicken soup over it and you can also add about 1/2 low fat cream cheese , let cook 4 hrs in crock pot then pour over whole wheat noodles or brown rice.. yummmm

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  3. we have a favorite crock pot chicken recipe we have often .. 4 skinless / boneless chicken breasts , cover with dry italian dressing mix , ( at this point i cut up the chicken into slices or pieces ,,your choice ) place in crock pot , cover and cook about 1 hr , then add 1 can low fat cream of chicken soup ( or 2 if you want more gravy ) , you can also add 1/2 block low fat cream cheese , cover and cook 4 hrs on low .. this is so good over whole wheat noodles or whole grain rice , you can add mushrooms , peppers or brocolli , carrots , veggies of your choice .. the whole family will love it .

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  4. Here is another crock pot chicken recipe :: 4 skinless / boneless chicken breasts , cover with dry italian dressing mix , let cook in crock pot about an hour , add 1 - 2 cans of low fat cream of chicken soup ( depends on how much gravy you may need ) , you may also add 1/2 block of low fat cream cheese , cover and cook on low 4 hrs .. with 1 hr of cooking left you may add veggies of your choice , i add brocolli ,, you can put in mushrooms , peppers , carrots etc . if you like .. its yummy and low carb ,, its also great over whole wheat pasta or rice

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