Monday, February 15, 2010

Carrots on the Bottom!

Do you use your Slow Cooker/Crock Pot often? I sure do! Yesterday afternoon, Chicken Florentine a la Slow Cooker bubbled away in my West Bend Slow Cooker and smelled so good! The Veggies and Chicken Tenders tasted great after simmering for a period of time in my Cookers’ Pot. This meal was so easy to prepare. It took about 15 minutes to place all of the ingredients in the cooking pot. That was an added plus!
Sometimes when making this meal, I cut two Potatoes into chunks and add the chunks. Other times like yesterday, a bag of Baby Carrots is added. Baby Carrots are usually on my grocery list, so a bag is typically located on the bottom shelf of my fridge.

(1) 16 oz. Bag Baby Carrots
about 1 and ½ lbs. Chicken Tenders
(1) 10 oz. pkg. frozen Spinach (defrosted)
(1) can Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup + Water
*Bay Leaves, Oregano, Basil, Garlic Powder, Parsley, Chopped Onion

1. Rinse (1) 16 oz. Bag Baby Carrots in cold water.
2. Place Carrots in Slow Cooker’s cooking pot that has been lightly sprayed with PAM.
3. Add (2) Bay Leaves.
4. Rinse and then place about 1 & ½ lbs. Chicken Tenders on top.
5. Spread (1) 10 oz. pkg. defrosted frozen Spinach on top.
6. Then, sprinkle on about ¼ tsp. Oregano, ¼ tsp. Basil, ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder, 1 tsp. Parsley & 1 tsp. Chopped Onion.
7. Mix 1/3 Cup Water with (1) Can Cream of Mushroom (Healthy Request) Soup in small bowl. 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.10. Enjoy!!!
*I use dried herbs/spices from my Spice Rack.

This made for an absolutely delicious, colorful dinner.


Barbara Bakes said...

You've inspired me to pull out the crock pot and use it more! I also think I should straight up the spice cabinet!

Anonymous said...

This looks so good. I have to say I don't use my slow cooker very often but like Barbara says you have inspired me :>)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This sounds good. I love carrots but add my veggies last in the slow cooker. Sure makes the whole house smell good! ♥