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Rainy Day Stewed Chicken and Veggies
May 28, 2015 | Home >Healthy Kids >Rainy Day Stewed Chicken and Veggies

Rainy Day Stewed Chicken and Veggies

Rainy Day Stewed Chicken and Veggies. You're only 4 steps away from this recipe that will brighten any rainy day!

This Stewed Chicken and Veggie dish makes a great rainy day activity with your kids while give them an opportunity to cook dinner for the family.

Rainy Day Stewed Chicken and Veggies. You're only 4 steps away from this recipe that will brighten any rainy day!

Hi there! I am Toria from The Step Stool Chef and I am super, duper excited to be a member of the Super Healthy Kids contributor team.  My 7-year-old son and I share our journey of food family and love on our site where he is the Chef and I am his assistant, Sous Chef Mommy.  We feature a “kids teaching kids” approach to cooking that features easy to follow recipes for kids to try at home.

Today, I’m excited to share with you an easy way to get your kids to cook dinner for the family.   It was pretty rainy this past weekend making it perfect comfort food weather.  My little chef loves a great slow cooker recipe because he can prepare the meal fairly independently.

Rainy Day Stewed Chicken and Veggies. You're only 4 steps away from this recipe that will brighten any rainy day!

To make cooking with your kids as smooth as possible, I always encourage parents to think of it as any craft activity: 1) Pick out the recipe ahead of time and make sure you have all the ingredients 2) Lay out the ingredients to the recipe to make it easier for the little chef to follow the recipe and 3) Know that it will get a little messy.  Slow cooker recipes make for the perfect kid cooking hack as they typically involve easy prep and minimal exposure to heat.

Rainy Day Stewed Chicken and Veggies. You're only 4 steps away from this recipe that will brighten any rainy day!The first step in the recipe is to add salt and pepper to the chicken. Many stewed chicken recipes encourages you to cut chicken into cubes.  For this recipe, we used chicken legs as the chicken will fall off the bone after being in the slow cooker so there is not cutting required.   After seasoning the chicken, add it to the slow cooker.

Rainy Day Stewed Chicken and Veggies. You're only 4 steps away from this recipe that will brighten any rainy day!

Next, cut and add the veggies to the slow cooker.  Here we used baby potatoes so that it is easier to cut and eat.  My little chef decided to use 7 baby potatoes as he said that’s his lucky number.  The baby carrots required no cutting at all.

Rainy Day Stewed Chicken and Veggies. You're only 4 steps away from this recipe that will brighten any rainy day!

Then, add the herbs and spices to 4 cups of water.  Also squeeze a half lemon in the herbal mixture.

Rainy Day Stewed Chicken and Veggies. You're only 4 steps away from this recipe that will brighten any rainy day!Finally, add the herbal mixture in the slow cooker with the other ingredients.  It was 2:30pm so we set it on high for 4 hours so it would be done by dinner time.

Rainy Day Stewed Chicken and Veggies. You're only 4 steps away from this recipe that will brighten any rainy day!The aroma from the slow cooker filled our entire home.  My little chef was quite proud of his dish he made for the family and so was I!

Rainy Day Stewed Chicken and Veggies. You're only 4 steps away from this recipe that will brighten any rainy day!

Toria and her 7-year-old son are co-founders of The Step Stool Chef, dedicated to celebrating and inspiring kid independence in the kitchen.

Rainy Day Stewed Chicken and Veggies

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds chicken
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 7-10 baby potatoes
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2-4 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp each of onion powder, garlic powder, basil, oregano, and thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS: 1) Add salt and pepper to the chicken then place in the slow cooker. 2) Rough cut the onions and potatoes then place the slow cooker along with baby carrots. 3) In a bowl, add four cups of water and herbs then squeeze the half of lemon to the mixture. Pour mixture in slow cooker. 4) Set slow cooker to high for 4 hours. Then enjoy!
written by
Toria Frederick

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