July 16, 2009

Chicken with Garden Herbs

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I think recipes for slow cookers theoretical should be easy and preparation should be too. After all, if you're gonna brown meats and precook ingredients, what good is it? You might as well go ahead and leave it in the pot. These slow cooker recipes are not only easy but t-a-s-t-y as well.


Chicken with Garden Herbs

2 leeks -sliced and rinsed
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves or thighs
4 ears corn
1 large carrot -shredded
2 tomatoes -coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1 clove garlic -minced

Place leeks on bottom of slow cooker and cover with the chicken. Cut corn kernels off the cobs and sprinkle over chicken. Scatter the carrots over corn and chicken.
In a bowl, combine tomatoes, oregano, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic. Spoon tomato mixture into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW about 5 hours or until chicken is tender.
Serve over hot rice and a side of vegetables.

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