+ AUTUMN CHICKEN & SWEET MASHED TATERS

Inspired by Autumn, I decided to throw some spices, apples, peaches and chicken in my slow cooker and was blown away with the results.

The picture doesn't necessarily do this dish any justice (no light + iPhone) but it's too easy and delicious not to share!   



Autumn Chicken
4-5 lb organic chicken 
4 carrots 
1 yellow peach
1-2 apples
1 sweet potato 
4 small red potatoes 
1 yellow onion 
Ground Cloves
Cinnamon 
Garlic 
Thyme 
Black Pepper 
Himalayan Pink Salt 
Olive Oil 
Butter
Slow Cooker 

1.  Loosely chop all veggies and fruit and place in slow cooker.  Sprinkle cloves, cinnamon, olive oil, salt & pepper all over and then stir up. 



2.  Cover chicken in olive oil, salt & pepper, thyme and a tiny bit of butter (preference on the butter- tried to make it lower fat).  Take 1/4 the veggies/fruit from the slow cooker and stuff in the body of chicken.  Throw a couple of garlic cloves inside as well.  If you have a lemon, you could also do half a lemon in the body. 

3.  Place chicken over the remaining veggies/fruit in pot.  Cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or the breast of the chicken is at 180 degrees.



4.  Towards the last hour, if you feel your veggies/fruit are too dry for you, add a bit of water or chicken broth if you have some on  hand. 

5.  Spoon out a few slices of apple, sweet potato, red potato and add a touch of salt & pepper, half and half (or milk if you had it in your house) and blend up for some sweet mashed taters to serve with it. 

6.  Once chicken is falling off the bone, serve with the potatoes and the rest of the veggies/fruit. 



By the way, your house will smell divine while this is cooking up!  We have a ton of leftovers...

Enjoy!


6 comments:

  1. I think I have to go get a slow cooker ASAP... it would solve so many problems.

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  2. Whoa this sounds fantastic! I would love to try this. It looks right up my alley!

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  3. Sounds yummy! I'm loving my slow cooker these days!

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  4. Oh my goodness! I must make this right away! xx

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  5. This looks and sounds amazing! I want to make it ASAP! Everything in it is stuff I like! Just out of curiosity, do you have a calorie breakdown? I'm trying to be more aware of my calorie intake. One little step to healthier living. :)

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  6. @Diana- I'm sorry, I don't have a calorie count on this one!

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