Friday, December 10, 2010

Chicken in the Crock, 4+ meals worth

A chicken fryer goes a lot further these days. I used to used plop a chicken in a pot and make soup. I would use the whole chicken and toss the bones. I also would bake a chicken and do the same thing, toss the bones. 

Not anymore!

A chicken fryer is becoming more... For example, I stretched our last two chicken fryers (whole chickens) into 4 meals and 4 jars of broth.

Just last night we had almost 1/2 if not 3/4 of the chicken left. We are consuming more vegetables (2 or 3 different types) each meal. 

Do not worry, if the boys want seconds of chicken, I will not discourage it but I will encourage more vegetables first! 

The left over chicken (1/2 - 3/4 of a chicken) is used towards lunches and other dinners this week. Plus one less dishes to have to clean. While cleaning up, I dished out enough chicken and leftover vegetables for his lunch. I used 1/4 cup of chicken today on my spinach salad with almonds and walnuts.  

Would you believe me if I told you, I still have a cup (maybe more) of chicken left? Well, believe me! :)

I have a new favorite chicken recipe. 

It is easy and you do not have to do much. I put a clean and patted down chicken into the crock pot. Topped with a little garlic powder, Italian Seasoning and Coconut Oil. Cook on low all day and you have perfect tender chicken.  

Crockpot Chicken

The Ingredients:
1 chicken fryer 
1 TBSP Coconut Oil
Garlic Powder
Fresh or Dried Herbs (Thyme, Rosemary, Oregano)
Lemon Pepper
Lemon Slices (optional)

The Directions:

Wash the chicken and pat dry. Put chicken in the crockpot and top with all the seasonings. 

Cook on low all day. Turn off the crockpot and take out chicken. Let cool before taking out the bones. 

Tip - take out all the bones while the chicken is warm. It falls apart and doesn't take much work to clean out all the meat. 

I also was able to make 4 large jars of homemade chicken broth


Chicken Broth - This time I cooked the bones with the extra juices leftover from when cooking the chicken. Add water and bones to crockpot, that's right, I said crockpot. I changed up the original recipe. 

This is so easy! I added everything in the crockpot and cooked everything over night.  

We sided the chicken with sauteed Brussels sprouts and steamed broccoli. 

Saute Brussels:

Cut Brussels into quarters. Add a little Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar. Little goes a long way. 

Steam Broccoli:

Steam broccoli until the color comes out. About 8 - 10 minutes. Seasoning lightly with pepper and garlic powder.

1 comment:

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