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Crockpot Chicken and Veggie Soup

When I have a sore throat all I want is chicken soup and muffins, blueberry muffins! I didn’t have any muffins stashed in my freezer or have the desire to make them but I DID have all the ingredients to make this very soup! What is your go-to food when you are under the weather?

All you have to do here is chop a few veggies and throw them in the crockpot, it doesn’t take long at all. Ready in 2 hours on High or 4 hours on Low.

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Ingredients:

1# organic chicken breasts (or thigh if you prefer)

2 medium carrots, sliced

3 celery stalks and leaves, sliced

1 shallot, chopped

2 small zucchini, sliced

1/2 tsp pink salt

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1 bay leaf (remove before serving)

1/4 tsp ground turmeric

6 cups filtered water

Method:

1. Cut veggies and add to crockpot then add whole chicken breasts to crockpot (you will shred these once cooked!).

2. Pour in water and stir in spices.

3. Cover and set to cook on High for 2 hours or Low for 4 hours.

4. remove chicken from crockpot and shred, then add back to soup and stir.

5. Ladle soup into bowls.

Yield: 8 cups

I think she liked the soup?! Honor preferred to put it in the pocket of her bib and pick it from there and eat it Smile

Plenty made it to the floor for our dog to happily lick it all up, hah!

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Please enjoy my short, sweet and embarrassing video talking about our dinner :)

Crockpot Chicken Chili

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Crockpot meals are an all time favorite for me, especially as a new mom. Throw in all the ingredients and let the crockpot so all the work! Delicious meal and leftovers to boot!

Ingredients:

1.5# organic chicken breasts or thighs (add whole, shred once cooked)

1 jar (16 oz) organic salsa

1 can black beans (do not drain)

1 can pinto beans (do not drain)

2 tsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. chili powder

Topping:

Sliced avocado

Fresh cilantro

Method:

1. Add all ingredients to crockpot (juice and all from canned beans).

2. Cover and set to low and cook for 5-7 hours.

3. Remove chicken from crockpot, shred and return to crockpot, stir then serve.

4. Taste and season with more salt if needed.

5. Enjoy!

Yield: 7 cups

Turkey Stew

Crockpot to the rescue with this delicious homemade meal I call turkey stew.

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These are two turkey thighs, I prefer them over cooking with chicken thighs. These do well when cooked for 10 hrs.

Ingredients:

2 turkey thighs, about 2#

4 small red potatoes

1 cup baby carrots or two carrots cut into 2 inch pieces

1 cup celery, cut into 2 inch pieces

1 medium onion, cut into semi-circles

spices: sea salt, paprika, black pepper, oregano

Method:

1. Peel and cut onion into semi-circle pieces. Place in bottom of crockpot.

2. Rinse well and cut potatoes in half, then half again.

3. Rinse carrots and celery, baby carrots can be tossed right into pot, if using whole carrots, cut carrots and celery sticks into 2 inch pieces.

4. Toss all veggies in crockpot.

5. Remove turkey thighs from packaging and place on top of veggies.

6. Sprinkle on sea salt, paprika, black pepper, and oregano. Feel free to use your favorite spices.

7. Cover and set to Low, cook for 8-10 hours. I typically cook for 10hrs and it comes out great!

8. Pull apart turkey and places meat and veggies in serving bowl.

9. Enjoy!

Dinner is ready in about 10 minutes when you get home, what could be better than that?

Serve with a green salad for some crunch!

Time Saving Tip: Prep and fill your crockpot with ingredients the night before and put into fridge, then you can just pop into crockpot heater, set to Low and head out the door.

Turkey Thighs in the Crockpot

Turkey is not just for Thanksgiving! Try turkey thighs in the crockpot, succulent fall off the bone meat. So good and flavorful. Dark meat is richer tasting than white, but the caloric difference is actually minimal, contrary to popular belief. Comparing ounce per ounce, dark meat has 50 calories and white turkey breast meat contains 46 calories. Dark meat has tons of flavor, it’s quite moist, and it’s higher in B-vitamins, iron, and zinc than white meat. Read more