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Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Friday, May 23, 2014

GREEK CHICKEN THIGHS AND VEGETABLE RAGOUT

1 lb carrots, cut into pieces 1 to 1 1/4-inch size
1 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into wedges
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs. trimmed of fat
1 can +1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
4 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 can artichoke hearts, rinsed (quartered if large in size)
1 large whole egg
2 egg yolks
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup chopped fresh dill

Place carrots and potatoes over bottom a slow cooker; arrange chicken over the veggies.

In a saucepan, bring the chicken broth, garlic, and salt to a simmer over medium heat; pour over the chicken and veggies.

Place lid on cooker and cook until chicken is cooked through and veggies are tender, approximately 3 hours on high or 4 to 5 hours on low.

Add the artichokes to the cooker and cook on high for another 5 minutes.

While artichokes cook, whisk together the egg, egg yolks, and lemon juice in a small mixing bowl.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken and vegetables to a serving bowl. Cover with foil to keep warm.

Ladle 1/2 cup of the cooking mixture into the egg mixture; whisking until smooth: whisk into the cooking liquid remaining in the cooker.  Replace lid on cooker and cook, whisking a couple of times during cooking, for 15 to 20 minutes until slightly thickened. Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables. Sprinkle with the chopped dill before serving.

Yield: 6 servings
Note: This makes a good diabetic recipe as it has 355 calories, 27 g carbs and 34 g protein per serving.

 
Note: This is considered a healthy recipe and may not be appreciated by those who choose not to eat healthy!

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