Crock Pot Chicken and Root Vegetables
From the book But I'm Hungry! is a slow cooker meal seasoned with herbs that will satisfy an entire family.
- 4-6 lb. roasting chicken
- 2 leeks, sliced and washed
- 1/2 red onion, sliced
- 3 beets with greens
- 1 turnip, sliced
- 2 potatoes, sliced
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt
½ tablespoon pepper
Canola oil cooking spray
Remove beet greens and set aside.
Slice potatoes, onion, turnip, and beets about the same size and thickness. Recommend 1/4-inch thick. Also, beets will turn your hands a deep pink/red. Recommend wearing disposable kitchen gloves.
Mix leeks through water in Crock Pot.
Place roasting chicken atop vegetables and spray lightly to coat with oil.
Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly on chicken.
Cover chicken, like a blanket, with beet greens to seal in moisture. Greens are edible when cooking is complete!
Cook on high for 4 to 5 hours.
Source: Used with permission from But I'm Hungry