Crock Pot Chicken Dinner

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)

Baby Carrots




(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.

xo K

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