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Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner with Hong-Kong Chicken, Basil Beans, Honey Carrots AND Baked Potatoes, cooked together but keeping the flavors separate

Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner with Hong-Kong Chicken, Basil Beans, Honey Carrots AND Baked Potatoes, cooked together but keeping the flavors separate #SlowCookerRecipe #SlowCookerDinner #CompleteMealRecipes

This post first appeared on my previous blog, Creative and Delicious, which is now merged with With A Blast

How about a complete meal cooked in your slow-cooker ? Not mixed, each on it’s own, with no flavors mixed – including “baked potatoes” !

This is the first time I’ve tried anything close to this Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner and I had no idea what to expect. Disappointed I was not – definitely not!

I think this might even be my new method of cooking. Especially when I do not feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen, which does happen quite a lot during Summer.

However, I am sure I am not the only one who hates being in the kitchen during Summer !

On the menu we had :

  • Hong Kong Chicken
  • Baked Potatoes (served with Sour Cream and Spring Onions)
  • Sweet Honey Carrots
  • Basil Green Beans

I opened the top packages a little halfway through and gave the veggies a little stir using a spoon – so as not to tear the aluminum foil.

Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner ( Green Beans )

Open the top packages a little halfway through and give the veggies a little stir using a spoon – so as not to tear the aluminum foil.

Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner ( Carrots )

Both vegetables had only enough liquids etc to flavor, other than that it cooked in it’s own juices.

Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner ( "Baked Potatoes" )

The Potatoes were cooked soft, but still firm.

Delicious combination ! Only one thing, the **Green Beans** were cooked too long, you might want to add them halfway through and not at the beginning.

Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner with Hong-Kong Chicken, Basil Beans, Honey Carrots AND Baked Potatoes, cooked together but keeping the flavors separate #SlowCookerRecipe #SlowCookerDinner #CompleteMealRecipes

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Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner

Yield: 4 Servings

Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner

Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner

Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner with Hong-Kong Chicken, Basil Beans, Honey Carrots AND Baked Potatoes, cooked together but keeping the flavors separate

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

HONG KONG CHICKEN:

  • 900 gr Chicken Fillets, cut in half if large ( 2 pounds )
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola, original
  • 1 TB Soy Sauce
  • 1 TB Golden Syrup (or Honey)
  • 1 t Salt

BASIL GREEN BEANS:

  • 2 TB Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Onion, chopped or sliced
  • 2 t Garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups Green Beans
  • 1 TB Basil, chopped finely
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

SWEET HONEY CARROTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups Carrots (I use small cubes)
  • 2 TB Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 2 TB Honey
  • 1 TB Caster Sugar (Superfine Sugar)
  • 1 TB Red Wine Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

BAKED POTATOES:

  • 6 Potatoes, medium, scrubbed clean and pierced several times
  • 1 TB Olive Oil
  • 1 t Coarse Sea Salt
  • Sour Cream, to serve (optional)
  • Spring Onions, chopped, to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. HONG KONG CHICKEN: Place the Chicken Fillets on the bottom of a large slow-cooker
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients and pour over the Chicken

Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner ( Hong Kong Chicken )

  1. BASIL GREEN BEANS: Saute the Onion and Garlic in the Butter until soft, add the Green Beans and Basil – stir-fry 1 minute
  2. Remove from heat and season to taste
  3. Triple fold a large enough piece of aluminum foil – place the Beans in the center and fold all sides upwards (to form a bowl) and then close the tops tightly, so that no juices will leak out – keep aside

Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner ( Green Beans )

  1. SWEET HONEY CARROTS: Place the Carrots on a triple folded piece of aluminum foil {as per the beans} – fold slightly to resemble a bowl
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients and pour over the Carrots – close the aluminum foil – keep aside

Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner ( Sweet Honey Carrots )

  1. BAKED POTATOES: Rub the Potatoes with Olive Oil and sprinkle generously with coarse Sea Salt
  2. Triple fold a large piece of aluminum foil again – place the Potatoes in the center and fold close

Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner ( Baked Potatoes )

Gently but tightly folded

Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner ( wrapped Baked Potatoes )

How To Layer The Slow-Cooker Dinner:

1.) Place the Potato package on top of the Chicken

Layered Slow-Cooker Dinner ( Layering )

2.) Followed by the packet of Beans (see note in post re Green Beans) and the packet of Carrots

3.) All fits nicely in the Slow-Cooker

4.) Cover with the lid and cook on HIGH for 4 -5 hours or 7 – 8 hours on LOW

Notes

  • Servings are adult sized

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Amount Per Serving Calories 748.60Total Fat 20.9gSaturated Fat 10.5gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 161.1mgCarbohydrates 84.4gFiber 10.4gSugar 30.9gProtein 57.6g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

Did you make this recipe?

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LINDA

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Anne M

Wednesday 12th of February 2014

Linda, you're bloody amazing. What a fantastic idea. I'm going to do this all the time now. Way to go. I'm featuring this one tomorrow.

Anne xx

Sandra Henslee

Tuesday 11th of February 2014

Great idea to separate them with foil! Thanks for posting on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

Mindi Carwin

Monday 10th of February 2014

I LOVE this idea! So trying it! Pinned!!

Britni Vigil

Sunday 9th of February 2014

What an incredible idea, love this! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat Link Party!

Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

momma-lana

Saturday 8th of February 2014

I love this idea! Our daughter-in-law puts ribs on the crock pot and then later adds corn on the cob wrapped in foil and it turns out great.

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