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Easy Chicken Pot Roast

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Yesterday I made a great chicken pot roast in my crock-pot that had a bunch of simple, wholesome ingredients and worked well on a fairly low budget. Whether you're an avid home cook or a college student in need of a simple dish, you'll love this recipe!

Ingredients:

Prep:

  1. Cut the onion into quarters and place about half the chunks in the bottom of the crock-pot.
  2. Place the chicken breasts on top of the onions, and layer the rest of the onion on top. (Reserve some of the smaller inner chunks of onion if making cream of mushroom soup from scratch, as written below.)
  3. Brew 2 cups of coffee and add in a splash of soy and worchestershire sauces, the onion soup mix.
  4. Pour the marinade over the onions and chicken and let marinade overnight in the fridge.

Cooking:

  1. The next day, pour the cream of mushroom soup over the marinaded mix in the crock-pot.
  2. Place the cooker on medium or high for 6 to 8 hours, and checking for chicken doneness before serving.

Serving:

This dish goes great on its own, or can be served with stuffing or other sides.

Cream of Mushroom Soup:

I forgot to buy cream of mushroom soup for my recipe, so I improvised a soup from scratch.

  1. Chop and mince the reserved onion and some mushrooms.
  2. Brown the onions and mushrooms in butter or margarine.
  3. Add a bit of flour to make a roux. (The butter and flour should get pasty and eventually brown a tiny bit.)
  4. Stir in the milk and whisk or stir out lumps of roux. The heat and stirring should eventually thicken the milk into a sauce or soup type consistency.
  5. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste.

Other Ideas:

Cost:

Times are hard right now, but this recipe doesn't cost a ton of money to make. Here's my estimated cost breakdown for the recipe:

That brings us to a total cost of $4.77 for a wholesome meal that can feed four or give you a great dinner and a few days of leftovers!


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