I had been wanting a crock pot for awhile since I have started cooking for. I asked for one for Christmas, but since I could not carry it back in my suitcase, I didn’t get one. Luckily, my mom got me a Target gift card so I headed there to see what I could find.
I didn’t want a huge one since I am only usually cooking for one or two people, and I didn’t need a super expensive one. While kneeling down in the aisle, a girl came up to me and said that she had the one that I was looking at (Hamilton Beach 4 Quart Slow Cooker). Since I am trying to eat healthy (started WW last week again), I wanted to cook a healthy first meal. I decided on a full seasoned chicken with celery, carrots and onion. I had planned on adding potatoes but my slow cooker didn’t have enough room! (Guess I will have to cook cornish hens next time!)
I put everything in the night before and stuck it in the fridge so I didn’t have to deal with it in the morning before work. I put in:
Small chicken seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, some paprika, garlic powder (stuffed with garlic too)
(I did not add any water and definitely didn’t need to!)
I put it on low and let it simmer in their for about 9 hours (it says 8 who is exactly gone for 8 hours on a work day? Come on!)
The chicken was very juicy and I served with the veggies and a small baked sweet potato-yum! Now I only really eat white meat because greasy meat grosses me out soooooo I think a lot of the chicken went to waste. My roommate likes the dark meat and helped me out, but I felt like I should have used it to make soup! Maybe next time.
Stay tuned for more crock adventures.