Easiest Crock Pot Chicken Breast

Finally got around to regularly breaking out the crock pot for some much needed speedy week-night dinners! This chicken breast is juicy and flavorful, but mild enough to be used a bunch of different ways. Serve it over a salad, shred it for a sandwich, put it on a pizza—so many options!

If you’re more of a wing it person than a measure everything person you can just sprinkle a little of each of the seasonings below on both sides of the chicken breast. If not, the measurements are here too! I measured this time but I’ll probably wing it going forward 😛

Fueling perks:

  • General fueling: pair with carbs and color for a balanced meal
  • Pre-workout: pair with carbs (plus color if you can) and eat at least 2-4 hours before a session. Because protein takes more time to digest, you want to build in some times so you’re ready to crush it!
  • Post-workout: again pair with carbs (and color) and eat within 1-2 hours after a session to maximize recovery. The carbohydrates replenish glycogen stores an protein helps with muscle repair! How cool is science, right?

The Stuff

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of chicken stock (or 1/4 cup of water + 1/4 teaspoon of chicken bullion powder)
  • Drizzle of oil

The Steps

  1. Mix your spices and sprinkle half of the mixture over the chicken breasts
  2. Flip the chicken and season the other side
  3. Drizzle with oil and add the chicken stock (be careful not to wash off all of the spices)
  4. Cook on high for 2 hours until cooked through

Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.

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Published by Chiara

I’m a rock climber and registered dietitian teaching fellow climbers to become the strongest and happiest versions of themselves with evidence-based fueling strategies and by making peace with food.

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