We are all so busy in today's society it can be hard to find time to prepare healthy meals for our families.  Yet it is so easy to prepare meals by using your crockpot or slow cooker. The recipes in this article are perfect examples.  Feed your family healthy meals without a lot of work on your part!  These poultry recipes are perfect examples of healthy, tasty entrees your family will love.  The first recipe below offers meat and potatoes cooked together.  Add a quick salad and you are ready to eat!  The turkey breast can rest and be sliced while you prepare a quick boxed stuffing and steam some broccoli.  There you go, a quick, easy, healthy meal in no time!

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2 tbsp butter, softened

8 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 (about 3-lb) whole chicken

1 cup chicken broth

3 tbsp lemon juice

6 red potatoes, cut in half

fresh minced chives or cilantro for garnish, if desired

Make a rub by combining the butter, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl; rub over chicken and in the cavity of the chicken.  Lift skin and rub under skin where possible.

Place the chicken along with the broth, lemon juice and potato halves into a crockpot or slow cooker.  Place lid on cooker and cook on low 8 to 10 hours.  Or you may cook on high 4 to 5 hours.

Using a large spatula remove the chicken from the cooker.  Use a slotted spoon to remove the potatoes.  Garnish with the chives or cilantro before serving, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings


1 (3 lb) turkey breast

1/2 cup lemon juice

6 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 tsp dried parsley

1/4 tsp dried tarragon

1/4 tsp dried rosemary

1/4 tsp dried sage

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp coarsely ground pepper

1/2 cup chicken broth

Place the turkey breast in a crockpot or slow cooker.

Combine the lemon juice, garlic, parsley, tarragon, rosemary, sage, salt, pepper, and broth in a small bowl, mixing well.  Pour the mixture over the turkey.

Place lid on cooker and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or on high for half that time.

Remove from cooker and allow to set about 4 or 5 minutes before slicing to serve.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings