Slow Cooking: Chicken with Apples and Such

I've been traveling for work a lot this year -- poor Chris has had to fend for himself for more days than I'd like to admit between May and the end of this month. He's pretty great at breakfast, and is very self-sufficient, but I do like to leave him something in the slow cooker to enjoy when I'm gone.

So tonight, while I arrive in  jolly old England for a week in the London office, he can dig into a steaming, fragrant bowl of slow-cooked chicken breast that's seasoned with a pinch or three of garam masala (a lovely mix of cumin, coriander, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg).

Ingredients for Yum.

Slow Cooker Chicken with Apples and Such
  • 4 chicken breasts (skinless, boneless)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 small bag tri-color baby carrots, chopped
  • 4 apples, seeded, cored and chopped
  • Salt/Pepper at will
  • Pinch Herbes de Provence
  • 2-3 pinches Garam Masala
  • Pinch bacon salt
  • 2 TBS or so of smoked maple syrup (or regular if you can't find smoked)

To Do:
  • Place all of the ingredients in the slow cooker crock and put on the 6 hour setting.
  • Pack your bags, jump in the car, head to the airport and know that even though you get to chill in the BA Lounge, your hubs is eating better than you are.
  • Miss him terribly for the next week.

Chris can ladle this over a mountain of quick-cooking couscous or cut thick slices of crusty bread to dip in the bowl while he sits on the couch, gets caught up on Netflix, and enjoys some bachelor time for the next several days. (If I can't be there to snuggle up next to him, at least I know he'll be eating well.)