Crockpot Chicken

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

Making a crockpot chicken casserole

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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