One of the really cool things about crockpot cooking is that you can throw frozen things in the crock to cool all day long and they will tenderize and release a whole bunch of flavor while they cook slowly in their own juices.
This is a grown-up version of lazy chicken. The taste is sophisticated, but the preparation takes all of twelve seconds. The most difficult part of this dinner was remembering to take a picture before we ate it all.
We've been having spring-type weather, and the day that I threw this together, I didn't want to stand around in the kitchen--and wanted to be able to stay outside with the kids after school at the playground. I put this on at 8am, and was overjoyed to have a light, healthy, and flavorful meal with very little effort when we got home at 5 o'clock, tired, hungry and whiny.
--3-4 frozen chicken breast halves
--bag of frozen artichoke hearts
--half jar of green olives (no juice)
--large can of tomatoes (and juice)
put everything in your crockpot.
cook on low for 8 hours, high for 4-6.
Serve over pasta, rice, or quinoa. We ate it with quinoa, and it was a great pairing.
and it kind of made me want to go on a vacation.