It’s technically Springtime and in some areas, the slow cooker has been retired for the season. When you have a kid or kids in sports, especially club sports, the slow cooker never really retires. It stays very relevant here in Idaho since our Winter is a bit clingy. I’m cold.
With kids sports officially in full swing, we are faced with late nights during the week, early mornings on the weekends and little time for preparing healthy meals. I’ve been known to serve my family bean and cheese burritos in a pinch. Don’t judge me.
Anywho, I made the conscious effort to put something in the slow cooker earlier in the day which was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. We came home tired, wet and cranky. Luckily the heavenly aroma of this delicious dinner brought us instant comfort.
Last night my daughter had a game at 6:00 pm at a field 30 minutes away. Not only was it a later weeknight game, but it decided to storm on us about 20 minutes in, so that was fun. Adding insult to injury, her team lost their game…
The inspiration for this meal came from the simple fact that I had fresh chicken… thawed… threatening to turn on me if I didn’t use it soon. I wanted something other than shredded meat or soup since I’ve been leaning on those as my slow cooker options lately.
This chicken turned out fork tender and the veggies weren’t mushy at all! The whole “set it and forget it” method really paid off here. The flavor was incredible and I wish I made a double batch so I could have it again tonight!
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup primal kitchen Caesar dressing
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 lb fresh green beers
- 1 lb red potatoes, cubed
How To Prepare:
1. Wash your potatoes and chop. Do the same with your green beans unless you’re lazy like me and find the ready to eat version that’s already washed.
2. Lay your chicken in your crockpot along the bottom
3. Place the potatoes on top of the chicken, using one side of the crockpot
4. Place your green beans on the other side of the crockpot
5. Pour in your spices, minced garlic and Caesar dressing. Mix everything together
6. Cook on low for 7 hours. Do not open the lid during this time. Set it and forget it!
I used tongs to serve each portion but the chicken really is tender, so you should have a spatula on standby! Try it out and let me know what you think!