Sunday, January 4, 2009

Chicken Florentine a la Slow Cooker

As we settle into our routines after enjoying a chilly, snowy, fun filled Christmas Holiday Season I always enjoy preparing an easy and nutritious dinner that does not require much fuss. Quite often that is my opportunity to use my West Bend Slow Cooker. This is a great way to start the new year! Vegetables and meat/chicken are very tender and full of flavor after simmering for a period of time in the Slow Cooker's Pot.
Two evenings ago Chicken Florentine bubbled in the cooking pot of my Slow Cooker and emitted inviting aromas while this delicious dinner was cooking. The preparation was easy!
  1. Wash & Cut (2) Baking Potatoes with skins into 1” chunks.
  2. Place into Slow Cooker’s cooking pot that has been lightly sprayed with PAM.
  3. Defrost (1) 10 oz. pkg. frozen Spinach and spread on top of Potato chunks.
  4. Rinse and then place about 1 & ½ lbs. Chicken Tenderloins on top.
  5. Sprinkle about ¼ tsp. Oregano, ¼ tsp. Basil, ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder, 1 tsp. Parsley & 1 tsp. Chopped Onion on top.
  6. Add (2) Bay Leaves.
  7. Mix 1/3 Cup Water with (1) Can Cream of Mushroom (Healthy Request) Soup. Spread evenly over top.
  8. Place lid on top of the cooking pot and set temperature.
  9. Cook on #5 (High) – 1 Hour. Then reduce to #3 for 2 Hours.
    *** Sometimes we do have leftovers, which can be served again - on a bed of No Yolk Noodles or Penne.
    A Slow Cooker or Crock Pot makes a delicious dinner!

    Happy New Year!!!
***An update posted 2/6/11
My family always enjoys Chicken Florentine a la Slow Cooker and now quite often I add Carrots when I prepare this easy tasty dinner.  A 1 lb. bag of Baby Carrots (washed) is placed in the Slow Cooker's pot, first.  Then, I add the Chicken Tenderloins and then the remaining ingredients.  I do not place meat/poultry on the bottom (but on the second layer), because in the past I've scorched the meat/poultry in my cooker's pot if I do.
Sometimes, I do not add the Potatoes.

Any cooled extra portions can be placed in Ziploc Containers and frozen.  This makes for a wonderful dinner when defrosted after a busy day.  I hope that you & your family enjoy this easy delicious dinner as much as my family does!  :)



Rita said...

This one is a keeper; looks and sounds lovely. grying to get new recipes for the slow cooker.

Joan said...

We tried the Chicken Florentine - easy, all ingredients were handy and the result was wonderful. And, great the second day. The combination of spices worked and the wonderful smell of the slow cooking made our house warm and cozy.