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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:56 am | Updated: 10:01 am, Mon Aug 13, 2018.

On a busy day, cooking in the Crock Pot or Slow Cooker is a quick and simple way to prepare a dinner. Crock Pot Chicken is such an easy meal to make that the entire family will enjoy. It is healthy, flavorful, and a great go to weeknight staple dish. Add potatoes and carrots, and your complete meal is ready with very little fuss.

Our colorful Corn Salad can be kept in the fridge for several days, and is a festive addition to the Crock Pot Chicken. Topping it off with a slice of Chocolate Chess Pie will add a delicious finish to your meal.

Crockpot Chicken Italian with Vegetables

Crockpot Chicken Italian with Vegetables

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 4-6 chicken thighs

2 cups chopped potatoes (about 1 ½ inch pieces)

2 cups chopped carrots

2 tablespoons oil

1 teaspoon garlic powder

½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1 package Good Seasons Salad Dressing

½ cups chicken broth

In a large bowl combine chicken, potatoes and carrots. Drizzle with oil and garlic powder and Italian seasoning and cheese over the chicken and vegetables. Toss to coat.

Transfer to crockpot and add chicken broth. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are fork tender. Garnish with fresh herbs like oregano and thyme (optional) and serve hot.

Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie

3 eggs

1 stick of butter, softened

4 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 ¼ cups white sugar

½ cup heavy cream

1 unbaked pie crust

With a mixer, beat all ingredients together until well blended. Pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Top with whipped cream and fresh mint. Serves 8

Corn Salad

Tasty Corn Salad

6 ears corn or 2 cans of sweet corn

1 cup cherry heirloom tomatoes cut in quarters

½ cup red onion, cut small

½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

3 tablespoons cider or red wine vinegar

3 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin

Mix the corn, tomatoes, red onion and basil and salt and pepper.

Mix vinegar and oil well and pour over the corn mix and chill. Very cool and colorful!

 

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