Simple Garlicky Marinated Crock-Pot Chicken and Lentils! A FLAVORFUL and fresh gluten free crock-pot chicken recipe that’s packed full of fiber, nutrients, and protein. Easy to make in the crock-pot, healthy, and great for ANY time of year. Make it for the family or for weekend meal prep.
Let’s just put it out there. Travel is awesome but also throws you you so off. Am I right? I’m currently getting back from a press/nutrition trip from California and all I want are GREENS GREENS GREENS and some good protein. Hence this Garlicky Green Crock-Pot Chicken and (green) lentil recipe. Haha, yes, GREENS all around!
Bu at the same time, simplicity. I want a good bowl of nourishment and recipe that will last us all week until I really go the store for restocking. And I may need some extra fiber.. I’m sure you can relate. Resetting the system. You know… feels good.
Well you’re in luck! And so am I. Because I just so happened to make this crock-pot chicken and lentils recipe last week, froze it, and now we have some for this week. I’m smart, or so I think.
In all seriousness, the moment I made this “springy” green crock pot chicken recipe, I just knew I had to share. It’s a lifesaver! For convenience, for health, for all the flavors! I looooooove that combo. Don’t you?
Oh and it’s gluten free, dairy free, and nut free. High fives ya’ll!
The key to making this dish extra flavor is the garlicky green sauce marinade. It’s pretty easy to do and is packed with so much freshness!
You got basil, mint, orange juice, garlic (lots of it), sweet onion, chili pepper, sea salt, and pepper!
No really, all that combine with chicken over green lentils creates a masterpiece. It’s so fresh and flavorful tasting even when you’ve cooked in the crock-pot all day.
This garlicky green marinade also acts a part of the “broth” for the french green lentils. When you slow cook lentils in a broth or marinade of some sort, you REALLY get more bang for your buck. You see, lentils (legumes) contain a great source of minerals such as magnesium, calcium and iron, but sometimes the phytic acid can block that absorption. By soaking and slow cooking, you’re getting better nutrient absorption and digestive support because soaking and slow cooking helps break down the phytic acid. Slow cooking also creates amazing flavor and of course convenience.
OKay, now it’s time to brag about these Farmer’s Direct Co-op Lentils. They need more than a post to brag, but you’ll get what I’m saying here. QUALITY company and products = happy healthy consumers. WINNING!
- Farmer Direct Co-op is owned by it’s organic family farm members.
- FDC members grow certified organic oilseeds, legumes and grains in the Canadian Prairies.’
- Farmer Direct Co-op is the first organization in North America to achieve domestic fair trade certification through the Agricultural Justice Project.
What does this fair trade certification mean? Well.. .LOTS! It means there is a minimum 95% certified organic ingredients, 100% certified fair trade ingredients, and 100% of raw materials sourced from farmer co-ops/family farms.
Ahhh yes, so so refreshing to hear that, right? Family owned farmers and organically grown. Makes me heart so full and my tummy happy!
Speaking of tummy. Let us EAT!Print
What’s your favorite way to use a crock pot Chicken recipe? Have you ever tried French Green Lentils?
Um —> YOU MUST! They are so good!
Thank you to Farmers Direct Co-op for sending me some delicious lentils to try. We approve and hope many others get to try them.
P.S They just started selling them at whole foods, yea!
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