There's definitely a trend happening around my kitchen these days - I am looking for easy, delicious, FRESH meals that can be made in ONE POT or all together in the Crock Pot! This way, it's less mess and fills up the hungry tummies around here AND does it with plenty of nutritious foods!
Here is another one-dish dinner to make eating FRESH easier!
Seriously you guys, when you know you're feeding your family "right" and yet you do it in ONE POT, with only a few minutes of prep and a few dollars of ingredients - it's a busy-mom win! Who's with me?
Here's how to make this simple dish the whole family will love.
- 8 bone-in chicken thighs (can remove skin or cook with it on for flavor and then remove before eating)
- 1 lb baby red potatoes, halved or quartered
- 1 lb organic carrots, peeled and quartered
- 1 lb organic green beans, trimmed
For the sauce:
- 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce or Bragg's Aminos
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup ketchup (I buy the low-sugar variety)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- sprinkle crushed red pepper (if you like a little heat)
- fresh ground black pepper
- Whip together all the sauce ingredients, and set aside.
- Place the chicken thighs into the crock pot, set it to high heat (to be done in 3-4 hours) or low heat (to be done 7-8 hours)
- Lay the potatoes and carrots on top and around the chicken. Drizzle the sauce over all of it.
- Cover and leave it be for desired time. Remove lid and spoon the juice inside the crock pot over the top of chicken and veggies a couple of times during cooking.
- In last 30 minutes of cooking, add the green beans in. Baste the whole dish.
- Serve immediately with chopped fresh parsley over the top, if you like.
If you prefer the chicken skin on, try this delicious trick - put the oven on broil, place the thighs and some of the veggies on a cookie tray, and broil for about 3 minutes, until the skin is crisp and the sauce is caramelized!
Tell us what you think in the comments below - is this a good recipe to try to round out your easy FRESH meal plan at home?
This recipe was originally found on one of our FAVE blogs for FRESH eating - http://damndelicious.net/. It has been "remodeled" a bit, as we like to cut down on sugar and sodium as much as possible in cooking for our family and testing recipes out for YOU!