This is such a life saver for working parents. Crockpot meals save so much time. However, the best part is that upon arrival from work, dinner is ready. All you need to do is to prep the ingredients, dump them in the Crockpot, set it to cook in high (or low) for about 8 hours, depending what you are cooking, and the Crockpot will do the work for you. (Oh; of course, you need to have a Crockpot, right?) This is my recipe but you can try any other ingredient combination, like adding red wine and dried mushrooms, it will work. Try it, you may like it.
Approximate Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: This is slow cooking. Since it’s slow cooking, it will cook for 7-8 hrs.
Approximate Cost: $11.63 or $2.90 per each serving
1 ½ lb. large chicken breasts cut in 1-1/2” (Costco packs @ $2.79 Lb.) ($4.19)
1 cup of organic shelled Edamame ($1.20)
2 small black and red potatoes (.55)
½ bag of Goya Yam (Ñame) ($1.49)
1 large carrot (.35)
2 stalks of celery (.35)
½ head of chopped garlic (.35)
2 tbsp. Angie’s Dried Seasoning. See my link below, or any seasoning of your choice. (.35)
2 ¼ cups of chicken stock ($2.00)
2 tbsp. Olive oil (.50)
1 onion (.30)
Add the following to a crockpot:
Clean, peel and cut the carrots. Cut the potatoes, onion and celery, add to the crockpot.
Add the frozen Yam.
Clean, cut and season the chicken with my dried seasoning, chopped garlic and 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Add it to the crockpot.
Add the shelled Edamame and chicken stock. (Oops, sorry, I added 2 tbsp. of olives at the last minute. Smile, make it optional.)
Cover the crockpot, set the heat to high. Cook for 6-to-8 hours, depending on your crockpot. That will be enough.
HACK: Though this is a full/complete meal in a pot, you can cook separately, thin pasta or colored rice and add a couple of ladles full of this yummy stew on top. Then drip some extra virgin olive oil and chopped chives over all of it.
Angie’s Dry Seasonings: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/family-life/oven-roasted-bacon-chicken-and-angies-seasonings
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