Two meals, One pot! Pt1

October 1, 2010 · 7 comments

It’s Fall, It’s Fall!!!  After living in the desert for 14 years, I am so excited to experience the best season of the year.  So to kick off my favorite season, COMFORT FOOD!

I like to try to make meals that are also helpful for those on a budget.  Today is that perfect meal on a budget, chicken in a crock pot. 

First, I had to grind up the rosemary in my mortar and pestle.  I mixed rosemary and thyme together, they both have a nice woodsy flavor that work well together. Another herb that has a woodsy flavor is sage, so you could definitely mixed that herb in as well.

My husband and I cook together a lot, we work really well in the kitchen.  He was cleaning the whole chicken, and getting it ready to put in the crock pot. 

While my husband was getting the chicken in the crock pot, I was melting 4 Tbsp of salted butter.  Then take butter off heat, and mix in the herbs. 

Take the butter and herb mixture, rub on the chicken with a spoon.  Try to avoid touching the raw chicken if possible, using a spoon is the easiest way to spread the mixture around.  Also, add 2 cups of chicken stock.

So of course I said earlier how well my husband and I work in the kitchen right?  Well he was busy cutting up the vegetables, while I was taking care of the butter and herbs.  He cut up celery, carrots, and onions, and  layered around the chicken.

The only thing I realized we never added was garlic.  Adding garlic would have definitely helped step the flavor up to another level.  However, we were making this dish at 12:30am, we have a weird schedule.  Our lunch is really dinner for us, my husband works late.  So we set the crock pot to cook overnight, and the chicken would be ready for dinner/lunch at 11am.

To add with the chicken and vegetables I made cous cous, it definitely is a fun pasta to add with the dish.

Here is the final product after 10 hours of cooking!

So after all the wait here is an easy dish for anybody on a budget, and with a busy lifestyle.

Two dishes, one pot?  Yep, look what I saved from this dish!

I can’t wait to show you part two of this dish, I am going to take a twist on a wonderful comforting soup.
Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,
Terra

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  • http://www.littlegumnut.blogspot.com Sophie

    Hey Terra, thanks for adding me as a friend on SITS, I’m still working my way out on that but hurrah for friendly peeps! I’ve just bought myself a crock pot so am really interested to see how to use it. I’m currently cooking my first meal in it and am wondering if I filled it too full!!!
    Sophie
    x

    • http://www.cafeterrablog.com/wordpress healthyyou72

      Hi Sophie,

      I usually try to keep about an inch at the top, just in case I need to add something at the end. Also, if it bubbles alot, it will not bubble over. Have fun cooking in your crock pot, it is so fun:)

      Take care,
      Terra

  • http://www.sweetbutterbliss.blogspot.com Anastasia

    That sounds tasty! I love comfort food!

  • http://cirqueduneedham.blogspot.com Jen @ Cirque du Needham

    OMG. That looks so tasty! Might have to try that out!

  • http://southbayrantsnraves.com Bianca @ South Bay Rants n Raves

    You my dear have a LOT of patience!! I know it’s a crock pot but still… nonetheless it looks delish & hear hear for good food on a shoestring budget! :)

    -Bianca from the SITS tribe

  • http://cravingthecupcakes.blogspot.com Angela

    This sounds so good! I love my crock pot…and may have to try this out!
    Stopping by from SITS, I’m part of your tribe :)

  • http://myfunnylittlelife.com/ Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I don’t have a crock pot, but I like to make stews and roasts in my cast iron pot. The longer they simmer, the better they get! :) I still have to dare the whole chicken, though …

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