Crockpot Chicken - also known as slow cooker chicken.
Yes you can cook a whole chicken in a crockpot or slow cooker. I quite like chicken cooked this way, but it's not to everyone's taste.
But here is a method for a crockpot chicken casserole done the slow way and using easy to prepare couscous as an accompaniment, although you can of course choose something else such as rice or toast or some nice crusty bread with butter
Of course you dont have to make yours exactly the same as I did. I got ready 2 carrots, 2 sticks of celery, a medium potato, 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, a stock cube, a handful of barley, 2 chicken breast fillets and some herbs and spices
These are the ingredients I used
- well actually not quite, as you will see later -
for a casserole that will feed 2 to 4 people depending on their age and hungriness and what you are going to serve it with -
Chop the onions and set them to fry in a little olive or coconut oil
crush the garlic under your knife blade to help remove the skin and chthen cop it up a bit
Throw the onion and a handful of barley into the crock pot
Add carrot chunks, diced potato and sliced celery
Crumble in a stock cube
Place chicken fillets on top
Add around 300 ml water
So I overestimated. My crock pot is quite wee and these two tasty veggies didn't fit in
Add your favourite herbs and spices
Pop the lid on and cook on low for however long it takes or until you get back from wherever you've been
It's usually about 8 hours for me
And there you have it
isn't crock pot cooking amazing!
Now there's going to be a lot of liquid in there, depending on your ratio of barley to water, so...
..... the easieat way to deal with this is to chuck a little couscous into your serving bowl.
The couscous will soak up some of those hot juices and this only takes about 3 minutes so it should be well ready by the time you serve up
If you want to double or quadruple the amount (if your pot will take it) then you can cool then freeze any remaining portions for later use
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