On the 7th Day, She Cooks

The Hubby loves chicken.  He never seems to get sick of it.  In fact, we usually keep a wholesale amount of assorted Purdue Ready Strips in our freezer.  We use them for soups, pastas, well pretty much everything.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the convenience of pre-cooked and pre-cut chicken from the freezer. But nothing beats the taste of home cooked chicken.

And you know what? I’m home alone on a rainy Sunday. I have no one to talk to, and nothing to do.  So why not occupy myself by cooking up a few days worth of meals.

I grabbed my rain-boots and umbrella, jumped in some puddles and headed down to the market up the street. I grabbed a family pack of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I chose the gourmet cut since they were not too thick and I wouldn’t need to thin them out myself.  Then I took out my trusty slow cooker, and raided my pantry for dried herbs and such.

I could only fit three breasts in the cooker. But they were large, so I will end up with a couple of meals worth from this batch.  I had them cooking for just under 4 hours.  They started to break apart when I took them out.  Perfect for shredding and adding to pasta and salads this week!

Quick Crock Pot Chicken Breasts
Recipe adapted from LiveStrong.com

The original recipe is more of a “How To”, so I made adjustments based on my pantry and tastes.

  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, gourmet or bbq cut if available
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • Dried Parsley, a few shakes
  • Dried Oregano, a few shakes
  • Dried Basil, a few shakes
  • Paprika, a few shakes
  • Pinch of salt
  • Black Pepper, a few grinds
  • Pinch of Chicken Stock Powder, optional

1. Rinse and pat chicken dry.

2. Arrange chicken breasts to cover the bottom of the slow cooker.

3. Sprinkle salt, pepper, dried seasonings, and chicken stock powder  on the chicken.

4. Add water.

5. Flip the chicken and season the other side.

6. Put lid on slow cooker. Set on High  for 3-4 hours depending on the thickness of your chicken.

Can be served hot or cold. Chop or shred and add to pasta, soups,salads, sandwiches, tacos or serve whole.

What’s your quick slow cooker go to?+

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