August 31, 2012 by Emily Pergament
On Tuesday night, I made soup in the crock pot. I LOVE the crock pot, even though the things that I make in it don’t always turn out right. (Take, for example, the veggie lentil chili that I thought I was making, but it was the consistency of refried beans when it was done. That’s ok, we ate it on tortillas.)
But this soup is pretty good.
I put in:
lots of onions
lots of peas
one chicken breast
I used low sodium ingredients where I could, because canned beans and chicken stock are FULL of sodium, usually. I also added some water until it was the consistency I wanted. I only bought one can of chicken stock, and that didn’t seem to be enough. I cooked it on low for about 5.5 hours.
It turned out ok. The good parts were – it’s very cheap, pretty healthy, makes a lot (between the two of us, we got five lunchs), and it tasted ok after I added pepper. The bad parts were – the chicken didn’t taste good (kind of dry) and there wasn’t a lot of flavor until I added a hearty dose pepper.
Do you love your crock pot?
What can seasonings can I add next time? How do I make the chicken less dry? Chicken always seems to dry out when I make it in the crock pot.