Cooktop Cove: How to make slow cooker one-pot chicken (video)
By Laura Martin
A meal doesn’t have to be complex to be delicious. This all-in-one chicken dish comes together in a snap and tastes great. You don’t even need to make sides. Just throw the ingredients in your slow cooker, cook and serve.
Using bite-sized fingerling potatoes and precut veggies allows this meal to come together in five minutes, perfect for tossing together before starting your day. Squash, cauliflower and potatoes are a delicious combination, but you could easily replace them with other vegetables such as carrots, celery or turnips.
Slow Cooker One-Pot Chicken Dinner
4
5 minutes
6-8 hours
8 hours, 5 minutes
2 pounds chicken breast fillets
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon pepper, divided
1 pound fingerling potatoes
1/2 pound cauliflower florets
1/2 pound butternut squash cubes
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Rub chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Set chicken in the bottom of a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker.
Add potatoes, cauliflower and squash.
Melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir in lemon juice, thyme, paprika, garlic powder and remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Pour over vegetables in slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Pro tip: If you like spicy food, add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to the seasoning blend for subtle heat.
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