Slow Cooker Herbed Chicken and Stuff: How I got my Things to eat their veggies

Another slow cooker recipe inspired by Stephanie O’Dea. I got the idea of this chicken from Stephanie’s Herbed Roasted Chicken with Summer Tomatoes. I had just picked the very last tomatoes from my garden earlier this week. There were three that were too small to really do anything with. I was browsing through her recipes because I was too exhausted to cook with a stove and I came across that recipe. I got excited! I had some veggies that needed to be cooked or I was going to loose them so using her recipe as inspiration, I got to it.

Items needed:
Mrs. Dash Table Blend
Veggies of choice *see below what I used
1/4 Chicken Marsala Wine
1 cup of rice
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts

What I used:
Mrs. Dash Table Blend
3 Tomatoes
1 green bell pepper
2 carrots
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Wash all of your veggies and tomatoes. Add your chicken Marsala to the bottom of your pot. Season both sides of your chicken breasts with Mrs. Dash. Don’t worry, you can’t put too much on the chicken. Now add the rest of your stuff. You don’t need to be neat about how you slice your veggies. Just get ‘er done. When it comes to the tomatoes, just slice off the tops. Add those last so that they are cooking on top of your chicken.

Set it to low and let it go.

About 20 minutes before you are ready to eat, bring 2 cups of water to a boil over the stove, add one cup of rice, cover and turn the temperature to low. Cook for 20 minutes. Serve your tomatoes over your rice.

Here’s what I did to get my Things to eat their veggies. I split one chicken breast into thirds for the three of them to eat. I mixed it in with a serving of rice. In a food processor I added some of the chicken/Marsala juice from the bottom of the crock pot, a good amount of veggies and one tomato. I blended it. I mixed that in with the chicken and rice for each child.

I was surprised when Thing 1 told me she loved it! Thing 2 didn’t say that he didn’t like it, but didn’t rave about it either. He just ate it. Thing 3 ate it until it was gone. If your Thing likes veggies, great! No need to put them in a food processor. My Things have issues with texture and have an easily aggravated gag reflex. I opted for an easy route for this meal but there are times when the veggies are presented on their plate and they have to take a bite. I am beginning to realize that it’s not the taste that bothers them, it’s the texture. One small veggie battle at a time.

I served this with roasted squash and zucchini. Cut your veggies in 1/2 in slices, add olive oil and salt. Set your oven to 400 and roast for 15 minutes. They are better than potato chips ya’ll! Enjoy!

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