I LOVE my crock pot so when I saw this one - I was excited and had to play!!!!! I would have to go ahead and share my number one crock pot recipe which I am ashamed to say is so easy I almost feel the need to post another one BUT - my kids eat this SO great and it is SO easy - you just really can't argue.
Anyway - here goes
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole
Put as many frozen - yes I said frozen - chicken breasts as your family will eat along with at least 2 cans of Campbells Broccoli Cheese Soup (for example - I generally do three big pieces of chicken and 2 cans - sometimes 3 - we like a lot of sauce :)
Let that cook for a while - yes I said - a while - if I put it in at naptime - I put it on low because my crockpot cooks super fast. If I put it in after school - I put it on high but I really think it is best if it is in the crock pot for at least 4 hours.
Now here is where your variations will come in. For example - my kids eat it better if there are not huge chunks of chicken so I pull the chicken out of the crock pot in the afternoon ( maybe hour 3 ish) and shred it up with a fork - the chicken is SO soft and easy to shred by now. Then I add in frozen broccoli. This one is also going to be a matter of taste - I need for the broccoli to be really mushy so that it will get all mixed in - you might want it to be crisper so just wait longer. Then garnish with shredded cheese, and serve over rice. Now - if I were going to feed this to grown ups - I would make my rice, put down a nice little bed of rice, put a nice chicken breast on top with pretty crisp broccoli and the great yummy sauce running over the rice and sprinkle shredded cheese on top - so pretty. I do not feed grown ups however (well I guess the BD but he really falls into the feeding the kids category) SO I add my rice and add my cheese to the crock pot and stir stir stir stir a big hot pot of broccoli rice mush - they eat and eat and eat and eat that stuff - like poor little starving urchins and - it is a nice one bowl meal - easy clean up.
Long story short - that is my officially un-official crock pot recipe to share.
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