When I moved to my new apartment, the first thing I made sure to pack was my slow-cooker. This thing = LIFE! I don't know how I used to live without it but I've been making so many slow-cooked meals lately and it's been phenomenal!
I'm not a food blogger by any means but I wanted to share one of my favorite slow-cooker recipes today. I think most of my readers are on-the-go busy people with jobs and an actual life outside of the blogosphere like me. I know I always appreciate when people give me efficient and easy cooking tips so I'm hoping you guys can relate.
I found this lemon and garlic dump chicken recipe on Pinterest and it has been life-changing!! I had most of the ingredients on-hand and it didn't require a whole lot of prep time! Simply marinade the chicken, put it in a plastic bag and keep it in the freezer until you need it. How easy is that?
Since I work so close to home, I usually stop by my apartment during lunch. The day I had this for dinner, I took the chicken out of the freezer and dumped it into my slow cooker, turned it on, and went back to work. By the time I got home, the chicken was done!
- 2 tsp of minced garlic
- 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp of chopped parsley
- 2 tbsp of lemon juice (I just used one whole lemon)
- 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used about 5)
1. Mix all the ingredients, minus the chicken and pour into a plastic ziplock bag. Add the chicken and once the bag is sealed, give it a good shake/mix so that the chicken breasts are covered
2. Flatten out the bag and place it in the freezer until you need it.
3. Once frozen, let it thaw a bit before placing it in your crockpot. I clearly didn't follow this step but it didn't seem to make too big of a difference
4. I cooked the chicken on high for about 5 hours but if you have more time, you can cook this on low for about 8 hours.
5. When serving, I put this chicken over penne pasta and added garlic basil sauce.
Thanks so much for reading! If you guys want to read more easy/convenient cooking tips, let me know in the comments!