We are currently involved in a play production…and we are busy every night for weeks. Who isn’t busy? So, having dinner cooked for me when I get home tonight will be a real treat. THANK YOU, CROCKPOT!!!! I rarely use this contraption because I would rather cook in other ways, but when it’s useful? oh yeah.
Most of the time I set it on “high”, and get whatever it is cooked and done in 3 or 4 hours.. but today, we are taking the slow “low” temp approach and it will be slowly stewing itself all afternoon and be done when I get home late tonight.
I decided to make “something” in the crockpot for tonight, but really had to use up some things from the fridge… creative economy and “Whatchagot stew”. I found some chicken and carrots and potatoes… mmmmm maybe over noodles? The sauce that it’s cooking in should make a nice gravy if I thicken it just a little bit at the end of the cooking time.
Crockpot Chicken For Busy Days
- 1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders, slightly defrosted and cubed.
- 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 2 cups of baby carrots (leftovers from the back of the fridge-because no one will eat them otherwise…drat.)
- 1 onion, peeled and chopped
- one clove of garlic – peeled and chopped
- 1 1/2 C chicken broth (more or less what was left in the fridge from something else I cooked last week) ymmv
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp poultry seasoning
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 1/4 Cup gluten-free tamari sauce
- 1/4 Cup Worchestershire sauce
Layer it all into a large crockpot. Set it to “low” and go do your thing. Come back in 6-8 hours. Make some noodles and thicken the gravy. Should be delicious.
I use the Tinkyada brand noodles. Can’t decide if the penne or the spiral noodles will be better for this. hmmmm. Whichever, it’s still easy dinner.