Oh, the convenience and deliciousness of the slow cooker! Yes, slow cookers or crock pots can revolutionize your meal preparation especially if you’re not one to want to stay in the kitchen and putz around with cooking!
The flavors in this recipe are just divine! You’re going to love the tender chicken that literally falls off the bone. And, the array of vegetables is endless. And, you know full well, you can vary the vegetables called for in this recipe to your liking. If you want to add an Italian veggie medley, go for it. If you want soup veggies, have at it! That’s the fun part of cooking, making it your own. Tweaking a recipe to your liking.
Another couple of caveats with this recipe. If you want to skip the first step of browning the chicken, you can, but I like this golden brown on the skin. Also, if you want to use boneless skinless chicken, certainly you can. But, you just won’t get the depth of flavor that chicken on the bone gives when slow cooked. Finally, if you do use the bone in chicken, then after it’s cooked you can use tongs and separate the meat from the bone and discard these bones.
Be sure to have some great small bowls of garnishes. I love sliced green onions. And, we enjoyed the crunch of chow mein noodles on our servings. Next time, I think I’ll use the fried onions that come in a can or maybe roughly chopped and crushed almonds. It’s great to have some texture variety! Enjoy my luvs! And, just leave the kitchen and go about your business as your house begins smelling heavenly! xoxo