For dinner tonight I turned once again to my Sandra Lee Slow Cooker Recipes cookbook. This recipe for chicken with new potatoes and spinach had caught my eye because it seemed like a great Sunday dinner that required very little work. It turned out great! Broiling the chicken breasts for 10 minutes before adding them to the crockpot gives them a nice flavor and the cream of celery soup adds a little something extra. Next time I think I'll add even more spinach (two bags seems like so much but it cooks down to very little) and another can of cream of celery soup to give us more sauce, but overall this was a satisfying and comforting way to end the weekend.
Chicken with New Potatoes and Spinach
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 lb small red potatoes, quartered
2 bags (6 ounces each) baby spinach
1 cup frozen chopped onion
1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup
Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Trim fat from chicken. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and arrange chicken on baking sheet. Broil 6 inches from heat 10 minutes or until chicken is golden*. In a 4-quart slow cooker, arrange potato quarters. Top with spinach and onion. Spoon half of the soup on top of spinach; add chicken. Spread with remaining soup. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
*This step may be omitted but it produces a better flavored dish.