Run Recipe Wednesday: Slow cooked chicken


And now back to our regularly scheduled posting . . .

Tuesday I ran in a steady rain with temperatures hovering just above freezing. Fat snow flakes started falling, and I started shivering, right around the time I was heading back to the group starting spot.

The first order of business when I got home was to strip out of every soaking layer of running gear, including squishy shoes, and towel off before showing and throwing on some flannel pajama bottoms.

My second order of business was throwing on a pot of water to boil whole grain rice for the latest of my dietary experiments that slow cooked all day.

Slow Cooker Lemon Honey and Dijon Chicken Dinner


2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts

10-15 baby red potatoes

10 cloves fresh peeled garlic

1 lemon thinly sliced, seeds removed

1 large handful fresh haricot verts (French green beans)

2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth

2 cups peeled pearl onions, ends trimmed

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley

1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley

2 tablespoons fresh chopped thyme leaves


Turn crock pot to the low setting. Place chicken breasts, potatoes, garlic, lemon, green beans, chicken broth, pearl onions, salt, and pepper into crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or you can choose to cook on high for 3-4 hours. Remove lemon slices and chicken breasts. Discard lemon slices. Shred chicken and place back into crock pot. Stir in honey and Dijon then add parsley and thyme, stirring to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve over rice or by itself.

Makes 6-8 Servings

Man, this stuff was the bomb, really. Typically the only thing I ever use my slow cooker for is beef products and this recipe changed my world. It was light (if not a little a little starchy with the rice and potatoes) and near perfect fuel after a long, strenuous run.

Basically, this one is a keeper, and reminder that I really must stay committed to trying at least one new recipe a week, for my palate and for my health.



2 thoughts on “Run Recipe Wednesday: Slow cooked chicken

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