Sunday, January 25, 2009

Smothered Buttermilk Chicken - Crockpot

This is one of those nice comfort foods. There aren't a whole lot of spices used here, but its satisfying all the same. This goes good onto mashed potatoes, pasta, or rice. I serve this with biscuits when I'm feeling energetic, white bread and butter when I'm not.

Smothered Buttermilk Chicken

12 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 medium carrots, sliced
onion, chopped
1/2 cup water
Country Crock Light 2 tablespoons
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
1 package Chicken Gravy Mix, nice seasoning blend)
1/3 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons flour
1 cup frozen peas

In a 4 to 6 quart crock pot, combine chicken, carrots, onion, water, butter, salt, pepper and bay leaf; mix well.

2. Cover; cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high setting for 3 to 4 hours.

3. About 20 minutes before serving, stir gravy mix into crock pot. Remove and discard bay leaf.

4. In a measuring cup, blend buttermilk and flour until smooth. Stir flour mixture and peas into chicken; mix well.

5. Cover, increase heat to high; cover and cook an additional 25-20 minutes or until peas are cooked.

Per Serving: 180 Calories; 1g Fat (7.6% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 50mg Cholesterol; 354mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 0 Fat.

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