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Crockpot Chicken with Potatoes and Green Beans

Ingredients:

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 pound red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Seasoned meat tenderizer
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil
  • Butter, melted
  • 1/2 packet zesty Italian dressing mix
  • 1/2 packet regular Italian dressing mix

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Crockpot: Place the sliced onion and minced garlic in the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. Season Ingredients: Season the chicken breasts, quartered red potatoes, and trimmed green beans with seasoned meat tenderizer and garlic powder.
  3. Layer in the Crockpot: Arrange the seasoned chicken breasts, quartered potatoes, and green beans over the onions and garlic in the crockpot.
  4. Add Dressing Mixes: Sprinkle the zesty Italian dressing mix and regular Italian dressing mix evenly over the chicken, potatoes, and green beans.
  5. Drizzle with Oil and Butter: Drizzle olive oil and melted butter over the ingredients in the crockpot.
  6. Cooking Options: Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.

Tips:

  • For extra flavor, you can add chopped fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme before cooking.
  • Adjust seasoning according to your taste preferences.
  • Serve with a side of crusty bread or a simple salad for a complete meal.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

1. Can I use frozen green beans instead of fresh?
Yes, you can substitute frozen green beans for fresh. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

2. Can I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?
Certainly! Boneless, skinless chicken thighs can be used as a substitute for chicken breasts in this recipe.

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3. Can I prepare this meal ahead of time and refrigerate it before cooking?
Yes, you can assemble the ingredients in the crockpot insert ahead of time and refrigerate. Simply place the insert into the crockpot and cook as directed when ready.

4. How can I make this recipe gluten-free?
Ensure that the Italian dressing mixes you use are gluten-free. You can also substitute with homemade Italian seasoning blend to avoid gluten-containing ingredients.