Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Rosemary Balsamic Crock-Pot Chicken {Healthy} {Gluten Free} {Dairy Free}

Rosemary Balsamic Crock-Pot/Slow Cooker Chicken is so so easy and simple to make, healthy and diet friendly, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, but full of a sweeter flavor thanks to the balsamic vinegar.  Could easily make this a freezer meal.  Throw it in the crock-pot in the morning before work/school and it's ready, moist, and delicious at dinner. Alohamora Open a Book http://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

Sometimes you have those days where no matter how good your intentions were for dinner you end up eating cereal for dinner.  Sometimes life is busy and cereal is the best you got.  

Yesterday was one of those days for me.  Yesterday, I decided selling our couch was a good idea all while dealing with two active kiddos and a teething cranky needy baby.  On the plus, I did end up selling our couch; however,  I didn't end up making those salads I had planned for dinner.  We ended up having microwave nachos and guacamole.  

Personally, I'm probably the only one that missed that delicious salad, and my kids think nachos and an empty room to jump and roll over the pillows is the best thing ever.

Had I thought selling a couch with a needy baby was going to consume my entire day I would've thrown this in the crock-pot.  Then we all would be happy.   

This Rosemary Balsamic Chicken in the Crock-Pot/Slow-Cooker is for all of your ridiculous crazy days where you want to still eat healthy but can't fuss with dinner.  

This crock-pot chicken is gluten free, diary free, nut free, healthy, diet friendly... and yet with all of those I promise it is so very delicious.  The sweet balsamic vinegar flavor is pretty much amazing, and you must make this chicken soon.

Throw this in the crock-pot in the morning then roast up some Balsamic Roasted Broccoli and some Creamy Quinoa when you get home for one filling, flavorful, and easy to make meal.

Rosemary Balsamic Crock-Pot Chicken
Recipe: Alohamora
Active Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time: 3+ hours
Servings: 6-8

1 1/2 lbs chicken, frozen or thawed
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp rosemary, dried
3/4 c. balsamic vinegar
Dash salt/pepper


  1. Spray the inside bowl of a crock-pot or slow-cooker with a cooking spray. 
  2. Throw all of the ingredients into the crock-pot.  The chicken can be frozen or thawed.  At this point you can toss all of the ingredients in a gallon zip-lock bag if you want to make this a freezer meal.  
  3. Cook the chicken on High for 2-3 hours, or on Low for 4-5 hours.  If the chicken is frozen cook for longer.  This chicken will be fine cooking on Low for longer periods of time (aka if you are gone all day at work).  It will also be fine, and won't dry out if you cook it and then leave it on Warm until you are ready to eat.
  4. When the chicken is cooked use two forks to shred it and turn the crock-pot to Low or Warm to cook for at least 30 minutes. 
  5. Enjoy!
  6. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.  Tomorrow I'm giving you a tasty casserole recipe to use up any of your leftovers.  

Happy Healthy and Simple Rosemary Balsamic Chicken eating!


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