Crock Pot Chicken and Broccoli

img_90361. Dear Crock Pot, I love you.  2. Sometimes, I look back on our lives about 5 months ago and think about when I said we were “so busy,” and laugh and say, “Ooh you silly silly kids.”  Needless to say, having a baby drastically alters your concept of the word “busy.” In addition to the adorable little human who eats, poops, and drools all of the time, throw in a couple of Daycare plagues (seriously I had no idea what a little cesspool daycare would be…), buying a house, and packing?  Yup, that’s our lives right now.  Busy for sure so exciting! Our new house is quite literally twice the size of our house now, and AND ohmygodohmygod not just one real adult sized refrigerator, but TWO (an extra storage fridge/freezer in the garage)!  I’m so happy I could cry.  But that could also be because I’m so tired, too 😉 

With all of this going on, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, thank goodness for our trusty Crock Pot.  It’s pretty much how we’re surviving these days, with Balsamic Chicken, Honey Garlic Chicken, Honey Mustard Chicken, Pork Verde, and Chicken Carnitas Tacos. Those and lots of Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup to battle the daycare plagues.An-incredibly-easy-Asian-chicken-and-broccoli-dinner-made-in-the-crock-pot!As with everything we eat these days, this recipe is uber simple.  Chicken breasts, some broccoli, then just these 6 ingredients is all you need.  Oh and have you made your own Brown Sugar or Chicken Stock from scratch, yet? An-incredibly-easy-Asian-chicken-and-broccoli-dinner-made-in-the-crock-pot!Because mornings are already jam packed with getting myself and the little one ready for the day, I prepped everything the night before and just put it in a baking dish to marinate.  You can totally put it all in your Crock Pot dish and put it in the fridge, I just didn’t have room for it.  Yet.  Did I mention we’re about to have two refrigerators?!An-incredibly-easy-Asian-chicken-and-broccoli-dinner-made-in-the-crock-pot!After 8 hrs on low, I shredded the chicken breasts, added the broccoli florets, and then put on some brown basmati rice to cook.  High for another 30 mins, just enough time for the rice to cook and for me to pack approximately 4.5 boxes, and dinner was done!

Easy and delicious.  Totally a necessity now, although I am sooo ready to get into our new house and get back to my list of “want to try” from scratch projects!  

Crock Pot Chicken and Broccoli
Serves 4
An easy, flavorful Asian Chicken and Broccoli dinner in the crock pot!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
8 hr 30 min
Total Time
8 hr 35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
8 hr 30 min
Total Time
8 hr 35 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 boneless, skin-less Chicken Breasts
  2. 2 large heads of broccoli, cut into florets
  3. 1 of Chicken Stock*
  4. 1/4 cup brown sugar**
  5. 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  6. 1/2 cup soy sauce
  7. 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the chicken stock, hoisin, garlic, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Add to chicken in a shallow baking dish, plastic bag, or crock pot and let marinate overnight.
  2. The next day, cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Shred chicken and add broccoli florets and cook on high for 30 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately on rice.
Notes
  1. *Make your own Chicken Stock! http://www.servedfromscratch.com/more-chicken-stock/
  2. **Make your own Brown Sugar! http://www.servedfromscratch.com/homemade-brown-sugar/
Adapted from Show Me the Yummy
Adapted from Show Me the Yummy
Served From Scratch http://www.servedfromscratch.com/
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  • Ah, good luck in the housemove. Be sure to get your crockpot unpacked as soon as you arrive – you’ll need all the help you can get whilst you’re out shopping to fill that second refrigerator. This supper sounds super good and so simple.

  • Little ones do have a way of changing our lives! Congratulations on baby, new house, and a 2nd refrigerator!

    Slow cookers are a life-saver during those chaotic times… This recipe looks tasty and healthy too! Good luck with the move…

  • Oh Tracy! I laughed so hard at this…. not at you but with you. I remember being so tired with a new little in the house. I hate to scare you, but that cesspool at daycare…. only continues in Kindergarten…. This looks like the perfect meal for busy people. Cant wait to try it!

  • It’s crazy how much a little one can change your life, isn’t it Tracy? But it sounds like you have everything working like a well oiled machine. . .so no stress there. 😉 As for the crock pot. . .well it’s probably one of the greatest inventions ever. I mean, whoever dreamed up the concept of dumping a bunch of food into a tiny tabletop oven of sorts, having that oven slow cook the contents to pure melt-in-your mouth perfection, and with no effort it’s ready when the tummy starts to rumble the most. . .well. . .that person is my hero.