Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes - Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew
By Andrea Kalaydjian
If you have not tried cooking with a slow cooker yet, then I have a question for you. What are you waiting for? Crock pots are very convenient and easy to use. The meal preparation is also quick. The cooking will take long, but you do not need to be constantly involved as there is no risk of burning the food. The temperature is very low, so the meat will not burn.
But the best about a slow cooker is that you can prepare your meal early in the morning or the previous night, then go on about your day, go to work, or drive your kids around, and when you come home late in the afternoon or even early evening, supper will be already cooked for you. It is wonderful, it is like having a kitchen assistant, and you do not need to pay a salary.
I want to share a delicious and healthy recipe with you.
You will need 6 chicken thighs, skin removed. You will then need 1/2 pound of white mushroom, thinly sliced. You will also need 2 medium sweet potatoes and 2 medium potatoes peeled and cubed. You will then need 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced and 6 large shallots, peeled and halved. You can also use 4 cloves garlic if you wish. YOU will also need 1 cup dry wine, or if you do not like cooking with wine use some white grape juice. To season you can sue 1/2 tsp of dried rosemary and salt and pepper to taste.
Combine all ingredients except the vinegar in the slow cooker. Cover and cook. Cooking time: 5 hours in low or until potatoes are tender. Before serving stir in vinegar.
When I did not have any children, cooking was not my priority, so I just got home from work and decided on what to eat for supper. Since having children, my days got shorter, and I am always looking for ways to simplify the cooking duties. I now enjoy cooking. My cooking time has been reduced and I can use my time more productively. Read more to learn how I did it.