put the chicken in the pot, yo.

I have way more standby meals for the colder Michigan months than in the warm, sunny months.  Seriously, I am like the queen of comfort foods this time of year.

Admittedly we eat a lot of crock pot meals.  They are easy for this working parent family.  I throw it together the night before, Cort starts it before leaving for daycare drop-off/work in the morning, and we enjoy a tasty meal as a family in the evening.

I have made almost every kind of meat I can think of (other than fish…can you do fish in the crock pot? That seams nasty), but one of our family faves is from a recipe I found shoved in a crock pot book that is probably older than I am in my mom’s cupboard.

It’s just called “Chickin in a Pot” and it’s so easy!

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I served it with noodles and corn because it's what was in the house, but really you could do anything with it!

I served it with noodles and corn because it’s what was in the house, but really you could do anything with it!

Chicken in a Pot

Recipe Type: Main, Crockpot
Author: Katie
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  • a whole fryer chicken (gutted…I have Cort do this. Ew.)
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 large celery stalks
  • a white onion
  • a can of chicken broth (or 10oz of chicken stock if you have it handy. I never do.)
  • Parsley, salt, and pepper
  1. layer the bottom of the crock pot with chopped carrots, celery, and onion.
  2. Pour broth over vegetables.
  3. Put the chicken on top of the vegetables and broth
  4. Add parsley, salt, and pepper for taste (I usually use parsley and then seasoned salt)
  5. Place in the crock pot on low for 8-10 hours. (I always do 8 hours and it comes out moist and yum).
About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. That looks so easy and delicious. It’s the gutting that gets me…but I bet you could do a big chicken or turkey breast?

    • I’m guessing you could. I will say doing the whole chicken with the dark meat and the fatty skin on is what keeps it moist and yummy. I have never had such fall off the chicken moist white meat before!

  2. Fish “Seams” nasty? I have the strangest visual in my mind now! 🙂 But yes, you CAN do all kinds of delicious fish & seafood meals in the crockpot AND it keeps the smell contained so the whole house doesn’t smell fishy the next day! Google the 365 crockpot lady if you haven’t already read her blog or cookbooks – she saved my sanity when baby #3 came along and I could not get dinner on the table at night unless I threw things in the crock in the morning! Love her!!!

  3. I’m making this for dinner tonight! I am yet to try chicken in my slow cooker – I’m looking forward to coming home tonight and not having to worry about dinner! Plus the house will smell amazing 🙂
    (It’s a miserable cold wet day here in Australia. Bleh)

    • I just made it this week because for some reason it was 60, rainy and gross here in Michigan…in July! What? But it was the perfect thing!