|2-5||each||carrots, sliced thinly|
|2||each||onions, sliced thinly|
|2-5||each||celery, stalks, chopped, with a few leaves|
|16||oz||chicken broth, -or- 1 chicken boullion cube, disolved in 2 cups water|
|2 1/2||tablespoon||italian seasonings mixture (optional)|
|In a slow cooker, put in half of the chicken broth. Place half of the carrots, celery and onions in the bottom. Place the chicken (back side down) in the slow cooker. Add remaining broth, vegetables, salt and pepper, basil and italian seasonings (if used). Place lid on cooker and cook on LOW heat for 7-10 hours or HIGH heat for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours. |
NOTES: This is an excellent recipe for people on the go! Just start it in the morning and by 5 or 6 pm you have dinner! You can even get a package of mixed frozen vegetables if you don`t have time to chop fresh ones. Buying a whole chicken is cheaper than to buy one pre-cut. The chicken almost falls off the bones it is so tender and it makes taking out the bones easy! Serve it in bowls over rice; like chicken soup. It makes a large amount and lasts at least 2-3 meals.
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