Grandpa had the right idea about a complete meal: a meat and three vegetables. As the chef of my home, my goal is to serve my family nutritiously complete meals, such as meat with three colorful fresh veggies. That’s one of the reasons why I love this crockpot meal.
Let’s start with the basics. You can choose either chicken or pork. Chicken breasts, tenderloins, wings, or thighs are all good options. Pork chops taste great as well.
Next, the vegetables. Potatoes are a requirement, but the other two vegetables can be flexible. Carrots and green beans are typical favorites, but broccoli, zucchini, spinach, or peas will work if your crew prefers.
The sauce is a compilation of basic ingredients that you already have in your kitchen. Soy sauce, honey, and ketchup make up the substance of the liquid (necessary for the crockpot), while the herbs bulk up the flavors. Like with the vegetables, feel free to substitute these herbs for your family’s favorites! Cajun seasoning or paprika could be excellent subs.
Roast all day long in your slow cooker. Toss in the green beans 30 minutes before serving (or steam in the microwave, then stir into the crockpot). Enjoy this meat and three!
- 5 chicken breasts or pork chops
- 4 red potatoes, quartered
- 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups green beans, 2 14.5 oz cans
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- In a separate bowl, combine the soy sauce, honey, ketchup, garlic, basil, oregano, parsley, red pepper flakes, and pepper.
- Lay the chicken or pork on the bottom of the crockpot.
- Top with carrots and potatoes.
- Drizzle the sauce on top.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Add the green beans during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g