Quick and Easy Whole Crockpot Chicken Recipe

I don’t often buy whole chickens, I find them more expensive then buying pre-cooked roasted chickens. But occasionally they go on sale so I make them for something different. I find cooking them in the crockpot the easiest, especially during the week. You really can do anything with the chicken, googing whole crockpot chicken will give you tons of different ideas. I was short on time (and ingredients) so I keep my recipe simple.

You really don’t need olive oil and butter for the chicken, I was just trying to enhance the flavour? Actually I am not sure what I was thinking, I saw it on a recipe I looked up and thought it looked good. I didn’t use a lot of either, but enough to increase the calories. I didn’t really measure anything.

Quick and Easy Whole Crockpot Chicken Recipe

Quick and Easy Whole Crockpot Chicken Recipe

1 whole chicken
olive oil
your favourite seasoning

1. Put butter inside the chicken. Brush on olive oil, sprinkle with your favourite seasoning.
2. Place chicken in crockpot and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Calories are going to vary depending what part of the chicken you eat, if you leave the skin on, etc.

Easy huh? And it was delicious! I served mine with green beans.

Janet and Greta’s Gourmet Chicken Burgers With Fire Roasted Vegetables

I have been eyeing these up for a while now, finally caved last night and got them. Picked them up at Costco and heated one in a frying pan for dinner.

It wasn’t bad.
It wasn’t great.
I might get them again.

To be fair, I ate then plain – no bun, nothing. So that doesn’t help things. I think I just expected them to be utterly amazing coming from some of my most favourite ladies in the planet. I am sure there are better dressed up in a bun with lettuce and tomato, bet there are fabulous then. But there was just, not sure, something off.

Janet and Greta's Gourmet Chicken Burgers With Fire Roasted Vegetables

I do like they are are pre-cooked, nice and easy to bring to work to work for lunch. Calories are not too bad either, nice size.

Calories in Janet and Greta’s Gourmet Chicken Burgers With Fire Roasted Vegetables
per burger
200 calories
9 grams of fat
2 grams of carbohydrates
0 grams of fiber
25 grams of protien

I was really on a burger trying kick yesterday, huh.

Veggie Patch Meatless Garlic Portabella Burgers

Found these on sale last night so thought I would give them a try. By no means am I vegetarian but I don’t mind trying something new. I had one for lunch today, no bun – just with some veggies and salad. It was pretty good. By no means was it a hamburger but for the calories and taste I would eat it again. I think it would probably be better with a bun, but I am trying to cut back on my amount of starchy carbs. Not sure I would go out of my way to buy them again, but if they happened to be on sale I would probably grab some. I find a lot of the “veggie” products expensive.

Veggie Patch Meatless Garlic Portabella Burgers

The calories / nutritional information in them is not too bad either.

Nutritional Information for Veggie Patch Meatless Garlic Portabella Burgers
per burger
120 Calories
6 grams fat
9 grams carbohydrates
4 grams fiber
11 grams protein

Turkey Fajita Stir Fry Recipe

I wanted fajita’s but didn’t feel like buying wraps or pitas (they are expensive!) so I decided to try fajita filling with rice, pretty delicious! It was lacking a bit of spice, but we both enjoyed it for both dinner and and lunch the next day. It was nice and fresh without all the spice. Of course you don’t have to use turkey I just did because the grocery store had it pre-cut (I’m lazy!).

Turkey Fajita Stir Fry Recipe

5 servings

550 g turkey breast (approx)
1 tbsp olive oil
1-2 tsp garlic (I was lazy and used pre-chopped)
3/4 medium onion, sliced
1 medium green pepper, sliced
1 medium red pepper, sliced
1 1/2 cups corn (I used frozen)
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp lemon juice

1. Heat olive oil and garlic in a pan on medium, add turkey and cook until meat is cooked through. While meat is cooking slice veggies.
2. Once is meat is cooked add onion, peppers, corn, chilli powder and lemon juice. Cook until veggies go soft, about 5 minutes.

Calories per serving
192 calories
3.5 grams fat
13.7 grams carbohydrates
23.7 grams protien

I served my fajita stir fry over rice – calories extra – I would make this again, it was quick and easy. Next time I would play with the spices a bit or maybe try a sauce, but it really was good like this.