Crockpot hen & potato

February 7, 2011 —

After making this dish, I spent little time thinking about taking a picture and instead scarfed it down in a matter of minutes. I’ll try to get a picture next time, but I promise this is easy-breezy poultry that you have to keep handy for last-minute meals.

1-2 Cornish game hen (or whatever poultry that fits in your crock pot)
3-4 small potatoes, largely diced
A handful of whole garlic cloves
1/2 white onion, chopped
1 whole lime/lemon, juiced
1 can chicken broth (this is optional – can use the leftover juice for gravy or as a soup base at the end)
Salt and pepper to taste
A touch of butter to your liking

Place potatoes & garlic in bottom of pot first, hen on top, throw everything else in, cover and set on high for 4 hours, or low for 7 hours.

In a few hours, you’ll start smelling the hen and that’ll probably make you hungry but resist until the timer is done! And yes, the thing will cook without the added chicken broth, just use 1/4 cup of water if you prefer.

If you want, you can use the food processor for the potatoes and add a little half and half to it for a creamy gourmet finish.

What’s your favorite hen recipe for the crock pot?

Tea Nguyen is a dual degree D.P.M./M.P.H. student at DMU. She was born in Utah but raised in California and left the great state to be at one of the best podiatry school in the country.

She has aspirations in international medical service trips and hopes to hit several continents during this lifetime. Traveling is also on the top of her to-do list and she often reminisces about her prior travels to Italy, France and Greece. She also enjoys eating adventures with her boyfriend Paul and is a major food-snacker. It is not uncommon to find her lapsed in a food coma in the middle of her studies.