Crock pot cooking helps you save time and money for a few assorted reasons. You actually may use a less expensive cut of meat and make it taste great by slow cooking.
Working with your slow cooker frees up your time and your range for additional matters, saving you time and energy given they are so low energy.
And yet did you think about how selecting a chicken and rice crock pot recipe can save you money by extending your food budget? Surely can. Big families realize that feeding the youngsters rice can help make a recipe go even further, and both chicken and rice are picky eater faves.
Virtually all recipes can use either white or brown rice, even if you wish to rev up the nutrition, serve up brown rice with your crock pot recipes. Brown rice is a fine source of healthy fiber, protein, and many other essentials.
Here is a terrific chicken and rice recipe to try out this week:
SAUSAGE CHICKEN AND RICE CROCK POT RECIPE
2-1 / 2 to 3 lbs. chicken pieces
1 tbl. olive oil
8 oz. cooked smoked turkey sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced
1 large onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
1 14-1 / 2 oz. can chicken broth
1/2 cup water
2 cup chopped tomatoes
2 yellow or green sweet peppers, cut into very thin bite-size strips
1 cup frozen green peas
3 cup hot cooked rice
Skin chicken. Rinse chicken; pat dry. In a large skillet brown chicken pieces, half at a time, in hot olive oil. Drain off fat. In a 3 1/2, 4, or 5 quart crock pot place chicken pieces, turkey sausage, and onion. Sprinkle with garlic, dried thyme, black pepper, and turmeric. Pour broth and water over all. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3-1 / 2 to 4 hours. Add the tomatoes, sweet peppers, peas to the cooker. Cover; let stand for 5 minutes. Serve over the hot rice.