When asked what your favorite thing is about the cooler weather, everyone in my neck of the woods starts talking about football and pretty leaves, I generally pipe off with, “I love crock pots!” I get some pretty funny looks and the occasional polite giggle. But I don’t mind. While they slave away in the kitchen, I’ll leave my maid – Miss crock pot – to do all my work while I watch the snow fall outside.
This is one of my favorite recipes because it’s so incredibly simple, and yet, it’s full of all the goodness you would expect from a meal that’s been slaved over all day. Not to mention, it’s man friendly – meat and potatoes. The husband loves that.
For this recipe you will need: chicken, potatoes, carrots, green onions, pepper, cloves, garlic salt, oregano, rosemary, lime juice, and orange juice.
You start by washing all your veggies and slicing them up, and adding them the pot. You can peel your potatoes, if you want, but it’s not necessary. I have no idea why I peeled mine. It was a momentary lapse of judgment, and I’ll claim momnesia like Stacy does. Works for her.
Then, you rinse your chicken, I used whole chicken legs, but you can use whatever you want, and pat it dry. I forgot that step, but it’s good to remember, if you can. I have no idea why. That’s just what “they” say to do. Add the chicken to the pot. Right on top of your veggies. I may or may not have done this right the first time. I might have put the chicken in first and piled the veggies on top. But then when I thought about it (this can be dangerous, me thinking), I realized that the chicken is supposed to be ON the bed of root vegetables not UNDER the bed of root vegetables, and I might have dug my chicken out. Regardless of what I may or may not have done, plop your chicken on top and move on to the last step.
Finish with dousing your chicken in seasonings – garlic salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, and whole cloves – and pouring your lime juice and orange juice over the dish.
Crock Pot Easy Chicken on a Bed of Root Vegetables
- 5 potatoes, sliced into rounds
- 3 green onions, diced
- 3-5 carrots, sliced into rounds
- Whole Chicken legs
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 Tablespoon whole cloves
- 1 Tablespoon garlic salt
- Tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- ¼ cup of lime juice
- ¼ cup of orange juice
- Layer all vegetables on the bottom of your crock pot.
- Rinse and pat chicken dry. Place on top of the bed of root vegetables.
- Season dish with pepper, cloves, garlic salt, oregano, and rosemary.
- Pour lime juice and orange juice over chicken. Cover.
- Cook on low 6 hours.
Leigh Ann’s life goal is to create a home where it is impossible to not think about God. At Intentional By Grace, she blogs about her journey of intentional living in order to make this goal a reality.
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