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This chicken and vegetable dinner is not only a balanced meal, but it is also delicious. Additionally, it’s the perfect family dinner at the end of a long day.
I’ve always enjoyed coming home to a slow cooker meal. That little kitchen gadget is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made for a number of reasons.
First of all, it’s nice on those days when I want a hearty meal without a lot of effort. Simply put stuff into the pot, turn it on, and a few hours later, dinner is done.
Secondly, you only have one pot to clean most of the time. At least that’s the case if you cook everything in the slow cooker. However, even when you cook rice or something else on the side, it’s still not bad.
Third, it is the best meat tenderizer around. When you cook meat in the slow cooker, it’s fall-off-the-bone tender.
You need chicken thighs, green beans, potatoes, onion slices, tomato sauce, garlic, and Italian seasoning.
Although I like to add chicken broth, you can add water instead. You don’t need much—just enough to keep everything moist.
How to Make a Chicken and Vegetable Dinner
It’s super easy to make this dinner. All you have to do is layer everything in the pot. Then put on the lid, plug it in, and turn it on.
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Start out by putting the chicken thighs in the bottom of a greased pot. I always spray the slow cooker with nonstick spray because it’s easier to clean afterward.
Place the onion slices on top of the chicken.
The next layer is the green beans.
Afterward, add the potatoes.
Then add some garlic and pour the tomato sauce over everything. Last, add the seasonings and broth (or water).
Put on the lid, plug it in, and turn the heat on low.
Cook for 6 hours, and then you have a delicious dinner.
More Delicious Recipes
I love cooking in my slow cooker. In fact, I actually prefer this method of cooking at least one or two meals a week.
It’s just good to know that if I get busy late in the afternoon, that’s okay. Dinner will still be ready at a decent time.
If you like slow cooker meals, try others I’ve made, including this sweet chili chicken. It has the perfect blend of sweetness and spiciness that makes my taste buds happy.
I serve it with a side of mashed potatoes and green beans. Then I scoop some of the gravy from the slow cooker over the potatoes. Yum!
Another one I like is this Crockpot sausage and black beans dinner for two. I serve it over rice and add a salad for a complete meal.
One of my favorite slow cooker soups is this delicious potato soup with bacon. It’s hearty and very filling. One pot of this soup satisfies a houseful of hungry people.
My friend Julie has a recipe for slow cooker pork chops and gravy. I plan to cook it soon since everything she makes is delicious.
- 4 chicken thighs
- 1 pack of frozen green beans
- 10 small potatoes cut in half
- 1/2 onion, sliced into rings
- 1 small can of tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup of chicken broth or water
- 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Add a layer of onions, a layer of green beans, and a layer of potatoes.
- Pour the tomato sauce and broth (or water) over everything.
- Sprinkle the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper over the contents of the slow cooker.
- Put on the lid and cook on low for 6 hours.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 615 Total Fat 19g Saturated Fat 6g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 13g Cholesterol 167mg Sodium 598mg Carbohydrates 77g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 8g Sugar 6g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 40g
This recipe is shared on Full Plate Thursday.