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This delicious, easy chicken dish is made on the stovetop, similar to the traditional pot roast. You have control over quantity, so you can feed two or a holiday crowd.
Boneless Chicken Breasts (3-6 or even more. I use tenders)
Chicken Broth (bouillon OK)
Potatoes (chopped into pieces)
Onions (minced or fresh, chopped)
Carrots (peeled and cut. I use packaged baby carrots)
Salt and Pepper
Bay leaf (optional)
Heat a couple of tablespoons vegetable oil in a dutch oven on medium. (I use a nonstick spray first)
Brown thawed breasts.
Add garlic and onion, salt and pepper to taste
Fill pot 1/2 way with chicken broth, add water if needed until carrots are just covered. Cook on high to boiling and then reduce heat to slow simmer. Cover and cook for 30 mins or until carrots are about halfway done.
Add potatoes and cook until all vegetables are tender and ready to eat, adding broth or water as needed.
I didn’t provide measurements because the amount needed is […]
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