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Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes with Green Beans

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Nothing is easier than this recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes with Green Beans!  Chicken breasts, green beans, red skin potatoes – your entire dinner cooked right in the crock pot!

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes with Green Beans

This past weekend was a flurry of activities, per usual lately. I forgot about the never-ending to-do lists that come with a new house.

First, we swung by IKEA to get a new medicine cabinet for the bathroom then headed off to TV shop.

Quick side story about my luck lately – while at IKEA I realized my debit card was missing. Then I realized I hadn’t seen my little cross-body purse I usually carry on the weekends that holds my debit card (baby + diaper bag + errands + big purse is too much, so I usually keep a little purse to throw my card & license in).

Well, last week my car was broken into (I may have left the doors unlocked (I def did)…does that still count as broken in?) and I knew my sunglasses, iPod, and camera had been taken but it wasn’t until that moment at IKEA that I realized my little purse and debit card were also missing.

So, I dealt with calling the bank and canceling the card on our drive over to Sam’s Club (you’re welcome, Thief, for the gas you got. My treat). We browsed the TVs at Sam’s Club but couldn’t decide so we swung by the grocery department and got Baby Girl a giant case of strawberries and a 4lb bag of NatureRaised Farms® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Portions from the freezer section.

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Back to my unfortunate luck as of late. We dropped off our chicken and strawberries then went to Best Buy to TV shop.

We picked one and were at the register paying when I was told that the $100 gift card my boss gave me for Christmas only had $0.02 on it. Thanks credit card scammers!

I don’t even know how they do it – the card never left my purse or the cardboard cover it came in, but someone had their phone bill paid in Bellevue, WA. Again, you’re welcome, Thief.

Chicken and Potatoes Comfort Food

I’m back from that tangent I just went on. Let’s talk about chicken. I’ve said it before but I do my best to feed my family healthy foods that I feel good about.

I’ve become so much more aware of what we’re eating since having Julia. Her little body is a blank slate and I only want to feed her the best ingredients. NatureRaised Farms chicken is 100% natural*, has no added antibiotics, hormones, or steroids**, and the chickens are fed a vegetarian diet in open barns.

I love the big 4lb bag because I can put out however much chicken I want the night before to thaw so it’s ready for me to cook without making a daily trip to the grocery store.

Slow Cooker Chicken, Potatoes, & Green Beans - your entire dinner made right in the crock pot! | www.persnicketyplates.com

I’ve made One Dish Ranch Chicken & Veggie Bake in the oven, but I decided I wanted to give my slow cooker some use for this version. I love that you make your entire dinner in one dish, it’s healthy and simple.

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN POTATO & GREEN BEANS INGREDIENTS

  • Chicken – I like to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
  • Green Beans – I like to use fresh green beans. Frozen will work as well.
  • Red Skin Potatoes – Scrub them, leave the skins on, and cube them.
  • Lemon Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Montreal Chicken Seasoning – This is one of my favorite blends – it includes garlic, salt, onion, pepper, paprika, and a few other things.
  • Lemon Pepper – My favorite. I put this on everything.
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Minced Garlic – Two cloves or you can use minced garlic that comes packed in oil.

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Tools You Need For Chicken and Potatoes with Green Beans:

If you need a new slow cooker, my husband got me this Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget It for Christmas & it’s so nice – I love being able to set it in the morning then it automatically switches to warm when it’s done. So convenient since I’m gone from the house for 10+ hours during the day which is much longer than most slow cooker dishes need to cook.

Slow Cooker Chicken, Potatoes, & Green Beans - your entire dinner made right in the crock pot! | www.persnicketyplates.com

CAN YOU PUT RAW CHICKEN IN THE SLOW COOKER?

Yes, you can put raw chicken in the slow cooker.

HOW LONG DOES CHICKEN TAKE IN THE SLOW COOKER

If you’re cooking your chicken on LOW, it should take 4-5 hours to cook in the slow cooker. If you set your slow cooker to HIGH, your chicken should be done in about 2.5-3 hours.

Slow cooker chicken is always so moist and tender!  This makes it a favorite for kids and so easy to make sure everyone is happy at meal time!

Making a simple and healthy meal for your family has never been easier.  If you, like me, are often away from home all day but want to have a healthy meal ready when you get home, this is a solution.  Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes with fresh (or frozen) green beans and seasonings will be a new favorite!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Potatoes & Green Beans

Chicken breasts, red skin potatoes, and green beans - an entire healthy dinner made right in the crock pot!
4.56 from 130 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 7 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 418 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts trimmed
  • 1/2 lb fresh green beans trimmed
  • 1 lb red skin potatoes cubed
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Montreal chicken seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cloves minced garlic or 1 tsp minced garlic

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, add the lemon juice, olive oil, chicken seasoning, lemon pepper, salt, pepper, onion powder, and minced garlic. Whisk together.
  • To one side of the slow cooker, pile in the diced potatoes.
  • On the other side, pile in the green beans.
  • Layer your chicken breasts in the center.
  • Pour the lemon juice mixture evenly over the chicken, potatoes, and green beans.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 7-8 hours without opening the lid.

Notes

Adapted from The Magical Slow Cooker
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 39gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 803mgPotassium: 1285mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 440IUVitamin C: 26.8mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 2.2mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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  1. Tammie says

    do you think it would be ok to substitute pork instead of chicken?

    • Melissa Williams says

      I don’t see why not – I’ve done slow cooker pork chops quite a few different ways. Let me know how it turns out!

  2. Lauren says

    Does everything have to be completely covered by the mixture?

    • Melissa Williams says

      No, just try to evenly distribute it so the seasoning hits everything =)

    • Jessica says

      So do you mix the itialin dressing? Or just sprinkle the powder

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi Jessica,
      This one doesn’t call for Italian dressing. Are you thinking of a different recipe?

  3. Jess says

    Could I use frozen chicken?! I forgot to take it out this morning!

    • Melissa Williams says

      I try not to start with frozen meat lately because there’s a risk of bacteria before it reaches a safe temp. That said, I have many times and have been fine =) So, up to you.

  4. Lesley says

    Where are the nutritional facts?

  5. Judy says

    What is Montreal chicken seasoning and where can I buy it?

    • Melissa Williams says

      It’s a McCormick brand seasoning blend – onion, garlic, pepper, salt, parsley. I’ve seen it in just about every spice aisle but you can use whichever combo you like.

  6. Maria C. Pulido says

    5 stars
    I will do this one today but im cutting chicken into strips n substituting the greenbeans with carrots or broccoli instead since my hubby can’t eat beans. It seems like an ideal recipe today that im feeling achy with my fibromyalgia flares. Thanks for sharing…

    • Melissa Williams says

      I think that’ll be a good switch – I’ve done it with broccoli before. I hope you feel better!

  7. Simone mequiles says

    Can I make this with chicken thighs?

    • Melissa Williams says

      Sure 🙂 I prefer breasts so that’s what I use, but they should work fine.

  8. Carrie Taylor says

    what can I substitute the lemon juice with I’m out of lemon juice

    • Melissa Williams says

      It’s mostly just for flavor. You can add in some water or chicken broth for moisture.

  9. Brittni says

    Do I put the green beans and potatoes half and half on the bottom and put the chicken on top? Or should the chicken be touching the bottom of crock pot like the green beans and potatoes do?

    • Melissa Williams says

      They kind of all slide together. I think my chicken usually ends up on top of the veggies.

  10. Brittni says

    Ok, well I filled the bottom with the green beans and carrots and put my chicken breast on top…I just didn’t know if the chicken would dry out being on top?

    • Brittni says

      I mean green beans and potatoes lol

    • Melissa Williams says

      Well, carrots would be good too 🙂 I think it’ll be fine, you pour the lemon juice mixture over the top, which helps.

  11. Alexis A says

    Trying to stay low carb – just finished a breast cancer fight so I am adjusting my diet slowly, but surely! Any suggestions on how to use cauliflower instead of potatoes? Has anyone tried this?

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi Alexis – I’m happy to hear you’re doing well health wise! I haven’t made cauliflower in my slow cooker, but I *think* it will be fine to just swap out the potatoes for cauliflower florets. 4 hours on high or 6 on low. Let me know if you try!

  12. Jessica says

    So if this switched off at 3 and sat in my slow cooker until 645ish. Would it turn into mush?

    • Melissa Williams says

      Does it switch to warm or just turn off? It should be fine if it’s on warm.

  13. Lori says

    Could I substitute in sweet potatoes?

    • Melissa Williams says

      I think that’ll be fine…and I think that sounds really good! =)

  14. Pat Kmkel says

    I would like to know why I can’t bring up your recipe for your Slow Cooker Chicken and potatoes with Green Beans?

    • Melissa Williams says

      I’m not sure what you mean? I see it at the bottom.

  15. Susan M Robben says

    Can I use canned green beans?

  16. michelle says

    You have two different times for the low setting. You said 4.5 and 7-8 for the low setting. Which is it?

    • Melissa Williams says

      The paragraph about “how long to cook chicken” is more of a general guide to getting to a safe temp. In the recipe card (4 hours HIGH or 7-8 on LOW) is what I recommend for this particular recipe with the veggies.

  17. William says

    5 stars
    The best

  18. Linda l Fiebelkorn says

    Thanks for the recipe i will be having it soon.

    • Melissa Williams says

      You’re welcome – I hope you like it!

  19. Patty says

    If making the chicken green beans &potatoes of using canned green beans do you put them in the beginning of cooking

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi, yes they can still go in in the beginning. They might get a little soft so if you hate that, add them in about half way through.

  20. Mary says

    5 stars
    Do you think I could double it? And if so what size crock pot would you recommend?

    • Melissa Williams says

      I suppose but this is in a 6 quart slow cooker which is pretty standard. I’d use a 10 quart if you have one available.

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