I’m going to start by saying that I think all “pretty” pictures of food are crap. I mean, really… If you make the best food ever, are you really going to take the time to make it look all fancy?? No. You’re going to stuff your face because it’s so amazing. I give to you, my half eaten bowl of my crockpot/crock pot chicken, bean, and veggie stuff that I made yesterday, AKA: The TRUE FOOD PORN.
Yep, take it all in. A used scrunched up napkin, dirty bowl, and my shaker bottle full of water. My DELICIOUS water that doesn’t need to be in a fancy cup…
Now that you’re probably drooling, here is what I did and what I did it with. Take note that everything is approximate, as I just chopped and dumped (which is what you’re supposed to do for a crockpot meal anyways).
- 1 package chicken breasts (1.5 lbs?)
- About 2 cups white beans (Lima maybe? I got them fresh from the farmers market and they are AWESOME!)
- 4 carrots chopped
- 5 stalks of celery chopped
- 2 red peppers
- 1 onion
- 5 cloves minced garlic
- smoked paprika, salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme
- 2 chicken broth cubes (not clean, I know… sue me. I like the taste!)
If you have fresh dry beans, soak them for about an hour. They will be mush if soaked any longer, due to them being fresh. Some recommend soaking overnight. Chop your onions and mince your garlic. Cook on stove top just for a couple minutes and toss in the crockpot. Do the same with your red pepper, chop and cook just a little bit, probably not necessary but I like cooked red peppers better. Chop your celery and carrots. Throw everything in the crockpot with the chicken. Use as much seasoning as you would like, everyone is different. I used a bunch of salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Cover everything with water and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred your chicken and mix in before dishing out. My crockpot was stuffed full. This was actually supposed to be a soup, but I always fill it too full with veggies and meat that it usually turns out to be a casserole, which is why it’s named “souparolle”.
And I think the boyfriend liked it, too…
Stuff your face. Don’t be ashamed to take a picture of your “true food porn” and put it in the comments!! 🙂
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