Thursday, October 23, 2008

Slow Cooking Thursday - Yummy Chicken



I was going to make Creamy Chicken and Noodles today, but I didn't have the soups or noodles, and I've been trying to cut back a little on the spending. But I had a tin of condensed Tomato soup, so I thought I'd wing it. (no pun intended!)
I put the soup and 1 cup of homemade chicken stock (see here) in the bottom of my slow cooker, and mixed them together. I placed 5 chicken thighs (500g) on top, and liberally sprinkled them with Lemon Myrtle. I turned the cooker onto LOW, and then went and fed my four month old his breakfast. When I came back about half an hour later, I chopped 6 medium potatoes into eighths, and a medium onion into small wedges. I threw these in the slow cooker and gave it a stir to coat. And sprinkled in more Lemon Myrtle. Then I let it sit for another 7 hours. About 5 or 10 minutes before serving, I threw in a few handfuls each of frozen corn, peas, and green beans. They cooked perfectly without having to defrost, and they didn't go mushy or grey. Master Four emptied his plate in ten minutes. I think this is one for the remake list!
Sandra over at Diary of a Stay At Home Mom hosts Slow Cooking Thursdays, so go have a look for more slow cooked deliciousness!

5 comments:

Sandra said...

Oh this sounds good, YUM. I'm going to bookmark it :)

mjpuzzlemom said...

This looks! Thanks for sharing!

MJ

inmykitchen said...

I love how you adapted the recipe to what you had on hand. This looks like it would be good to try.
BethM

Jen said...

This sounds really good! What is lemon myrtle? Something like lemon thyme? Some of my families favorite meals I make are ones I just look in the pantry and start adding stuff to the pot. We call it "Pantry Catch All Supper". Thank you for sharing this.

eleisia said...

Looks like a delicious impromptu meal. I'm trying to cut back on my grocery spending too!