Hello my lovelies!
So for this recipe, it's not going to be a meal prep recipe exactly but you can use it for meal prep. For this chicken recipe, you can put this with any carbs or veggies that you wish and make it versatile and flexible. The good thing with meal prep is that you can mix and match things to keep it interesting. I know meal prep can get very monotonous and boring and at times you're like "Yeah, no." This recipe is also great for a busy mom who can just throw this in the crockpot in the morning and let it cook while they are at work then just pull it apart or serve it however they like to the family and then they can just worry about sides and stuff. Or be like me on some days when I don't want to really cook but I know I have to meal prep so I can stay on track with my goals. You can virtually do this with any meat and then just change up the seasonings to complement the meat. I wouldn’t recommend doing it with fish because fish is already delicate and if you slow cook it, I have found it turns to mush and it’s not appetizing at all
So I'll still be posting meal prep recipes but I'll also be posting single components like chicken or maybe a new twist on cooking veggies because you know as well as I do that veggies can get boring as well as carbs. So I hope you guys enjoy this recipe and please feel free to put a twist on it yourself to make it your own.
Just a couple of things to note here: I used low sodium chicken broth because salt makes you retain water. I'm already retaining enough water, don't need anymore. Regular chicken broth just has way too much sodium and we don't need anybody having a heart attack while making this recipe and you can add any seasonings in this you want. This is just a basic, flavorful recipe to start and very flexible in terms of seasoning and flavor. There's also already enough salt in the chicken broth you don't need to add any more salt to this or you will be for a very unpleasant salty surprise.
Now you also have the option to sear the chicken with the seasonings on it to get some of that beautiful color on it. Either way, you're going to get flavor with the chicken broth and then the chicken broth takes on the seasonings. That chicken is going to steep in those flavors which is why I'm slow cooking it for so long.
The things you will need:
- 4 or 5 thick cut chicken breasts or chicken thighs
- 24 ounces of chicken broth (low sodium preferred)
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Ground black pepper
- Red pepper flakes (if you like heat)
- Take the chicken, clean it, trim it, and then put it in the slow cooker.
- Add the seasonings to your taste.
- Add 24 oz of low sodium chicken broth or until it covers the chicken.
- Close and cook it on low for eight to ten hours, depending on how long you're gonna be out of the house for and how flavorful you want the chicken to be.
- Serve it how you would like and serve it with any sides and veggies that you would like.
So I hope you guys enjoy this recipe and I'll be posting more recipes still every Monday and Wednesday so stay tuned!