November 17, 2017

Chicken and Vegetables {for the Slow Cooker}

Our family loves roast in the slow cooker. Β And I love meals that cook all day in the crock pot with little or no help from me!

This is a great variation from roast, although it uses mostly the same vegetables. Β It tastes almost like a good chicken soup, but is definitely heartier.

This dish needs to be put on after breakfast, or at least by lunch, to ensure that it’s nice and done by dinner time.

So yummy and warm, and just perfect for those cooler fall temperatures and busy sports nights, too.

Serve with your favorite bread or rolls,

Hope your family enjoys!




  1. Could you do this with chicken LEGS???? I’m looking for a different way to use chicken legs, other than fried or baked.

  2. Do you use boneless chicken breasts or bone-in?

  3. thanks! just made your granola bars tonight and even my ultra picky eater loved them! thanks for the recipe! i love not giving my kids the processed stuff.

  4. Hi there! Made this and my kids loved it! It was a bit “mushy”…maybe over-cooked it a bit? I was wondering if you strain it before you serve it, or serve it soupy style. It looks strained in the picture. Also I think i used too much broth…how big is the box you are referring to? Thanks so much for another great recipe!

    • The box has four cups of broth in it. No, I don’t strain it. You may need to adjust cooking times for your crockpot. πŸ™‚

    • Christi says:

      Mine was mushy and was soupy as well. I followed the ingredients to the T.
      Also in the picture your potatoes aren’t cut into bite size pieces does that effect the cooking time? It tasted really good but I just didn’t understand what I did wrong. I want to try again!

      I used to make something similar but I used a whole chicken of course taking the stuff inside it out. I’d put it in the crockpot with water and onion soup mix with carrots potatoes and onions and it’s one of my kids favorite foods.

      • Christi, it’s your choice how you cut your potatoes. If you use really small ones, it’s unnecessary. πŸ™‚ Also, every slow cooker is different. You probably should decrease cook time or maybe cook on a lower setting. πŸ™‚

  5. OK, that’s what my box of chicken broth has (4 cups). So I’m wondering why mine was all liquid and yours isn’t? Did your chicken soak up all of that broth? Mine was like soup. Thanks!

  6. Mandy Walker says:

    Dumb question maybe, but do you cook your chicken first or put it in raw?

    • I put it all in raw…everything goes in at the same time. Not a dumb question, because I cook the roast for quite a while by itself, then add onion, then carrots, then potatoes…..Chicken cooks faster. πŸ™‚

  7. How many servings did you get out of it and how large is your crock pot?

  8. I downloaded your book 42 days to fit a few days ago and have been pouring over it. I love the recipes but would love to know the calorie content. Im not good with calorie stuff, do you have a suggestion as to how to figure it out?

  9. Theresa Hoff says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for your blog. I have been following you for quite some time(ok, that sounds kind of creepy), anyway…I love your recipes and how true to life you are with a houseful of ‘antsy’ children. I have 7 of my own, who I homeschool as well, dd 14, ds 12, ds 9, twins ds’s age 7, and twins again ds/dd age 1 1/2. I too downloaded your 42 days to fit the other day and can’t wait to get a start πŸ™‚ Just thank you for everything, you have been inspiring!

  10. courtney says:

    Hi Brandy,
    When do you put in the garlic? Sounds yummy!

  11. Danielle says:

    I am making this now for tonight. Hope it comes out good. Thanks!

  12. Just made this today. Didn’t have potatoes on hand, so I just used carrots and onions and garlic. It smells so yummy. Cooked very quickly. I just added bowtie pasta and plan to serve it as a “stoup” (Soup/stew). Really wish it were 60 degrees out instead of 98!

  13. Does this freeze well? There are only two of us here most of the time. I would like to make this big batch, but I will cut down the amount if it doesn’t freeze well.

    • Brandy Ferguson says:

      I am not sure. I’ve never frozen it. I would worry about the potatoes when heating back up…. πŸ˜‰

  14. Lesliesoda says:

    Hey do you use high medium or low setting on crock pot

  15. I just made this last night and it was so good . I used my pressure cooker and was cooked in like 40 minutes . My family also loved it and won’t hurt for everyone to eat healthier .
    My question is how much is a normal portion ? I made this and have enough left for another meal so it’s also cheap to make since it does make so much .
    Thanks for the recipes

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