|Tangy Ranch Crock Pot Chicken à la Sweet Freedom!|
- 2 whole boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2-3 cups russets potatoes (approx. 3 medium potatoes)
- 2 cups baby carrots
- 1 can whole kernel corn
- 2 packets (2-oz each) Hidden Valley Dry Ranch Dressing mix
- 8 slices bacon
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup Ranch Dressing (prepared)
- 1/8 cup mayonnaise or sour cream
- 1//8 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp parsley flakes
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Scrub the russet potatoes, then chop them into 2-inch chunks. No need to peel them! Place them in the crock pot.
- Add 1/2 cup water.
- Place chicken breasts on top of potatoes in pot. Optional: I pound my chicken breasts with a meat tenderizer first; I've made this recipe with and without tenderizing first, and I just prefer mine after tenderizing. But your chicken will be plenty tender without the pounding, should you choose to skip it!
my trusty meat tenderizer hammer
- Cover the chicken breasts with 8 strips of just barely cooked bacon. Note: I use Hormel Microwave bacon, and cook 2 packets (the packets each contain 4 strips) separately, for 1 minute and 50 seconds each, while I'm prepping the potatoes. Couldn't be quicker or easier, and there is absolutely no clean-up!
Hormel Microwave Bacon - so easy and delicious, and no clean-up!
- In a small bowl, combine the following: both packets of Ranch Dressing Mix, the prepared Ranch Dressing, the mayo or sour cream, the olive oil, the pepper, and 1/4 cup water. Stir until well mixed. Add a little more water if necessary to dissolve the Ranch Dressing Mix. Layer this mixture evenly over the chicken and bacon. Cover with parsley flakes.
- Wash the carrots and place in crock pot.
- Add the whole kernel corn on top last.
Add the remaining 1/2 cup water around the bottom of the crock pot.
- Cook on high for 6 hours or on medium for 8-9 hours.
Let me know if you try the recipe, and what you think!
*My first crock pot for COOKING - of course, I have 4 crock pots at work: 2 for liver of sulfur (one for silver only, one for copper), one for pickle, 1 for vermiculite (for annealing enameled head pins):
Here's my enameling set-up, with my pickle pot on the left, and the vermiculite pot at lower right:
|Just can't enamel without a few crock pots!|
|Vermiculite in a hot crock pot is perfect for annealing enameled headpins!|