Creamy sauce makes the vegetables and chicken taste extra
picked up a neat cookbook from Cracker Barrel restaurant. For those of you who don’t know what Cracker Barrel is
like, it is a country-themed, down home style restaurant with good food. They are always located right off a major
highway. They have a gift store at the entrance with fun things like quirky toys, old-time candy that you don’t
find often anymore, and yes, cookbooks. We bought Put a Lid on it! By Karlen Evins.
One of the recipes, Mema’s Chicken in a (Crock) Pot, sounded
really good, so we had to make it. The first time we made it we used chicken breasts. Although they had good
flavor, they got a little dry when they were cooked that long. We used chicken thighs the next time and the meat
stayed moist and delicious. We also added a few red pepper flakes to spice it up and it was fantastic. We did a
couple of other small tweaks, reflected in the recipe below.
Remember to always wash your veggies right before using them!
You want to get rid of any dirt or grit and rinse off any pesticides or other things you don’t want to serve your
family. Even organic vegetables benefit from a quick rinse in cool water.