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I am always looking to find ways to do things that make life easier. “Work smarter, not harder” are definitely words I believe in and I try to implement this into life whenever possible.
To mix things up a little, I want to introduce you to something that I have used to make my life easier long before I got sick. SLOW COOKER COOKING! These handy small appliances definitely makes getting to the table easy and fits into my “work smarter” attitude.
I am known by my family and friends as the “Crock Pot Queen”. Why? Because I have 6 of them in varying sizes and there has been times when I have had 3 going at one time plus my rice cooker. Nothing is better than coming home from work or church and having the smell of food meeting you at the door. Just plate up the food and enjoy!
I still use my Crock Pots now because my chronic illness makes cooking a tedious chore. I find great accomplishment in putting a meal on the table and doing so in a way that is smarter not harder!
This recipe is one of my Husband’s favorites! It is inspired by a recipe from The Recipe Critic. I have made a few minor changes to make it mine. (Okay, I change every recipe I make)
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 4-6 chicken thighs
- 3 cups chopped potatoes (about 1½ inch pieces)
- 1 tablespoon Oregano
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Sage
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
you can also add some onion and some baby portabella mushrooms!
- Put the chicken and potatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle with oil and stir to coat. Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder, Sage and Oregano over the chicken and potatoes, then toss to coat well.
- Transfer to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are fork tender.
Do not add liquid to slow cooker. Do not over cook or chicken will be dry.
*If you need to convert from English to metric, click HERE for a conversion tool*
Doing these types of meals worked perfect for me when I was able to work and it continues to work now. It takes one stress out of a busy day!
Let me know if you enjoyed this post and would like to see more of my slow cooker creations.