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I found this on the internet. I wanted a whole meal in a crockpot, but something that didn't need to be served over noodles or rice and I could seperate it on a plate and not have a casserole type thing going on. This fit the bill for today! Yum! This is very tasty! I could see adding a bit of curry powder, too... yum!
Smokey Crockpot Chicken Dinner
teamgulley via southernfood.about.com
Smoked paprika gives the chicken a delicious, smoky flavor. This is an easy one-pot meal to prepare for the slow cooker.
4 boneless chicken breast halves
2 pounds small white potatoes, peeled and cut in 1-inch cubes
2 medium carrots, cut in chunks
1 medium onion, cut in thin wedges
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons melted butter, divided
2 tablespoons Spanish smoked paprika
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon honey
Wash chicken and pat dry. Combine potatoes, carrots, and onion wedges in a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker with parsley, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 2 tablespoons of the melted butter; toss.
Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter with the smoked paprika, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, honey, and dash of salt and dash of cumin. Rub chicken breasts with the paprika mixture; arrange on vegetables.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours, or on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Serves 4.
** 4kowboys notes: I didn't change enough to rewrite this recipe, so I am just making a note. I didn't have Spanish smoked paprika. I have never been able to find it in the store. So, since you mix the melted butter with the paprika, etc. I used some liquid smoke. I added about 1/2 tsp. to the mixture. I also used smoked salt to season the potatoes and carrots instead of plain salt.