Being a busy Mom can be tough!!! Especially at lunch/dinner time! See, I want to eat healthy, save money, and have quick meals. That’s not asking for too much right?!?! One of my favorite ways to reach all those goals is to utilize my Slow Cooker!! I’m a big fan of cooking soup in there, and freezing half of it for later meals.
I also use it every single week (yes I’m a creature of habit!) for my lunch! For a while I was buying the bags of grilled chicken that you just toss in the toaster oven, for my lunch each day. But those are expensive! One bag was around $5.99 and only lasted a few days. You know me, I had to find a better way!
Now I buy a whole chicken for usually around $5, cook that in the Slow Cooker, and eat it for lunch all week long! Here is the recipe I like, but you can change up the spices to fit your tastes.
1 Whole Chicken
1 Bag Baby Carrots
2 Cups Celery
1 Whole Onion, chopped
½ Cup Water
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Pepper
1 Tbsp Basil
1 Tbsp Oregano
Pour the water in the bottom of the Slow Cooker. Next chop the onion and celery and add those. Pour in the carrots. Rinse the chicken and remove the giblets and place in the Slow Cooker. Rub the seasonings on top of the chicken. Cook on slow heat for 4-6 hrs.
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