My wife and I have recently been eating a lot of yummy food (all gluten-free and milk free of course). I have been eating a lot of vegetables, meat, and some snacks. But I just wanted to talk about the awesomeness of a ‘crock-pot’ slow cooker for cooking food! It is really helping me stay full on this diet, because I can get food out of it anytime I want, and I just have to cook every other day or so.
What is a Crock-pot Slow Cooker?
A crock pot is just this big pot (usually made of a metal outer part with a large glass container that fits inside with a glass lid), that can be used to cook almost anything. It does this by heating up the container and slowly cooking the food inside.
They are absolutely EASY and AWESOME to use! Here is why: You just throw in some food, add a bit of water, set a timer (they usually only have 4 settings: off/low/high/warm), and then walk away. Yes, it is that easy. Then just let the crock-pot do its magic, and your food will be ready in a few hours (depending on what you cook). All of the juices will marinate and blend together and make a flavorful meal.
How to Cook Chicken and Veggies in a Crock pot Slow Cooker
Just last night my wife and I made a big pot of food so we could eat it all day today. We put in about 4 medium sized pieces of chicken (breast with no bones), chopped up about 3 large sweet potatoes, some carrots, radishes, broccoli stems, and garlic.
We added a bit of water (this makes it get all “juicy” inside with incredible flavors). Then, we turned it on “low” and went to bed. This morning, it was so delicious! The vegetables are so tender that they will fall off the fork trying to get them out of the crock-pot cooker. They chicken was juicy and perfect. They are just so easy, and even though we leave it on for hours, it actually uses much less electricity than the oven.
This is about the 5th meal we have made with it while I have been on this diet, and I plan on using it more and more throughout the next few months. If you are like me, and aren’t the best cook in the world (or don’t want to spend all day cooking just 1 meal), then you should try this. You can throw anything in it: Chicken, turkey, steaks, ribs, veggies, fruits, whatever! It is easy, and makes your whole house smell like an awesome meal. Plus it adds some heat (which helps during the winter months with electricity costs).
We also put a whole chicken in there, and the meat was literally falling off the bones (that is how juicy and tender it gets inside). It is just delicious. If you have a crock-pot, it may be that time to whip it out and make something! If you don’t have one, they only cost like $20-30, and they last for years and years, so it isn’t a bad investment at all.