So, I’ve never really had a knack for just throwing things into a pot and having it come out right. But, now that I’ve been spending more time in my kitchen, tinkering with ingredients and seasonings, things have been coming along a little better. The other day I was very pressed for time, and needed something to make in the crock pot for my husband and my mother, since I had to work that night. I kept looking for a recipe, but was missing at least one or two things ingredient wise on each recipe. Not so helpful. So, I decided that I was just going to try a “recipe” of my own, and see what happened. Well, needless to say, it actually turned out quite good!
You can use frozen or fresh chicken breasts for this, it doesn’t particularly matter, although it’s easier when they’re thawed in my opinion. I’m just overly picky. To each their own, as I always say. And the vegetables you add to it can vary, I was in a hurry so I used a frozen mixed vegetable blend of onion, green and red peppers, and mushrooms. It turned out great, but I’m sure it would be much better with fresh veggies. I always prefer to use fresh, more nutrients that way as well. As we come up on the new year, my husband and I have resolutions for weight loss, healthy meal plans, and exercising that we intend to stick with. 🙂 With that in mind, I will be focusing my recipes on low calorie, but high “good” fats/protein meals. So if you have a resolution to stay fit and eat better, this is definitely the blog to follow! I am also contemplating posting a few entries on Mom and Baby Yoga, so even if you’re a new mom, you could totally get in on this for 2014. Which, I can’t believe, is seriously already here. My son turns 3 months old January 2nd. Goodness how time flies.
Ok, now, back to the point. I’m sure you’re wanting the recipe for this fantastic chicken, huh? 😉 Well, here it is.
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thawed or frozen (thawed is easier, in my opinion)
2 cans cream of mushroom soup (the cans say to add one can of water with each, you will only add ONE can of water)
2 cups of your choice of cut vegetables (broccoli, onion, peppers and mushrooms work great, frozen veggie mixes work as well if you are in a time crunch)
1/2 packet of powdered chicken marinade of your choice (you can vary the flavor this way, I used an Italian chicken marinade)
Combine all ingredients in crock pot, and turn on high 4-6 hours, or low 6-10 hours, depending on how long you need it to cook for. 🙂 That’s it. Super easy, and super tasty. This is fantastic served over white or brown rice. Just pop a package of quick cooking rice into the microwave when you get home, and dinner is done! Serve with a drizzling of the sauce over the chicken, veggies and rice.