Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Easy Crock Pot Chicken w/ Roasted Rutabaga Fries & Clean Ketchup

Initially I was planning to make mashed rutabagas to accompany the chicken, but decided after stumbling across a recipe for rutabaga fries that I wanted to give that a try.  I changed up the recipe just a bit from Epicurvegan this is the original recipe - http://epicurvegan.com/2011/02/22/rutabaga-fries/  My hubby ended up loving the rutabaga fries more than sweet potato fries.  I enjoyed them equally they are both pretty amazing & hit the spot! ;) 

Chicken will need to be started in the crock pot 6-8hrs prior to the time you want to eat it.

Rutabaga recipe serves 3-4

Crock Pot Chicken Ingredients:
1 Whole Pastured Chicken
1/2c Homemade Chicken Broth or Filtered Water
1T Celtic Sea Salt
1/2t Black Pepper
1t Italian Seasonings

Rutabaga Fry Ingredients: 
3 Rutabagas - Peeled & Cut into fries
1T - Garlic Powder
1T Onion Powder
1/2-1T Smoked Paprika
1/2t Fresh Ground Black Pepper
1/2t Celtic Sea Salt
1t Italian Seasonings
1/2-1t Chipotle Powder (optional - adds Heat - might not be good for lil ones)
2T Melted Virgin Palm Oil

Clean Ketchup Ingredients:
1t Onion Powder
1t Garlic Powder
1 6oz can Organic Tomato Paste - No Salt Added
1/2-1t Celtic Sea Salt
1t Smoked Paprika (optional - omit if you don't like a slightly smokey flavor in your ketchup)
3T Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4t Ground Mustard Seed
1/4-1/2t Raw Honey (optional)
1/4-1/2c Filtered Water

Directions for Chicken:
  • Put chicken ingredients into crockpot
  • Cover 
  • Turn on High Heat and cook for 6-8 hrs
Finished Chicken after cooking 7 hrs on High Heat

Directions for Rutabaga Fries:
  • Turn oven onto 425F
  • Peel & slice rutabaga into fries (like shown below) 

  • Melt virgin palm oil - Set aside
  • Add garlic & onion powder, paprika, black pepper, celtic sea salt, italian seasonings, chipotle powder and toss w/ fries
  • Pour melted palm oil into bowl
  • Evenly coat each fry w/ the spices & oil (Palm Oil has a orange tint - it's loaded with beta carotene)

  • Place into Oven and bake for 20 min
  • Start preparing ketchup 
  • Put all ingredients from ketchup list into a small pot over medium-low heat
  • Cook for 10-15 min - stirring so it doesn't burn or stick to the pan
  • Set aside - Allow to cool before serving

  • Once 20 min are up on the fries - remove from oven and flip all fries
  • Cook for an additional 15-20 min  - check half way to ensure they don't burn
  • Remove from Oven and Allow to cool down a bit

  • Once ready assemble your plate with chicken, fries & ketchup.  
  • Enjoy! 

I found out today that I will be getting a new fancy camera as a gift.  It should be coming in 4-6 weeks..really looking forward to taking better photos of my food.  Right now I am using an iphone to capture all of these. 

Thanks for reading my blog! 

Chrissy B

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