I love to cook, however, I am 25 weeks pregnant we have a 19 month old mischievous toddler running around causing havoc most of the time. So, as you can imagine, I get to about 5pm and I have hit a brick wall. I don’t want to be making fussy food that’ll take me forever to prep and clean up. I want easy. Let me tell you, I don’t just want easy, but I also want mess free, toddler friendly, and above all quick!

Now, this meal isn’t exactly quick in the sense that it’s under an hour. It is however easy and fuss free. Since finding out that we were expecting our second child, I’ve been thinking of every possible way to make my life easier in the kitchen and one of the things I came up with was investing in a slow cooker. I know, I know, you’re probably wondering how on earth a slow cooker is going to help me out – but if only you knew what happened in my first pregnancy you’d understand. (I’ll definitely do a post on both of my pregnancies quite soon.) Anyway, Kayne got me my treasured CrockPot Slow Cooker earlier this year and since then I’ve been trying out all sorts of different meals in it. Much to my satisfaction, it has made my life oh so much easier! 

So, back to this chicken pot roast. This recipe is so versatile, you can swap the potatoes for pasta or rice and you will have another two different meals. You can add whichever veg you want, you could even try using different meats. I have tried using beef cuts like brisket, and I really want to try it with lamb. I went to Uni in Wales and I tried their infamous Cawl, loved it, and I do think that this could make a stunning version of it. Anyway, this gives you a lot of broth, so you could turn left overs into a soup (I shredded some chicken and turned it into a soup for Jasper – he loved it!)

No Hassle Chicken Pot Roast
Serves 6
A versatile brothy chicken dish that will be loved by both adults and kids!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 15 min
553 calories
61 g
193 g
15 g
43 g
4 g
669 g
503 g
9 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 553
Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 193mg
Sodium 503mg
Total Carbohydrates 61g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 9g
Protein 43g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 4 Carrots, peeled & quartered
  2. 2 Onions, peeled & quartered
  3. 1 Leek, Sliced
  4. 200g Green beans, trimmed
  5. 3 Celery sticks, sliced
  6. 4 Chicken thighs
  7. 4 Chicken drumsticks
  8. 1 Sachet bouquet garni
  9. 800ml Boiling chicken Stock
  10. salt and pepper to taste
  11. 4 large potatoes, cut into eights
  1. Prepare the vegetables and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker pot. Place chicken pieces on the top, add bouquet garni, chicken stock and season well.
  2. Cook on LOW for 6 hours.
  3. Add the potatoes and cook on HIGH for the last 2 hours.
  4. Remove bouquet garni and serve.
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Marta Aguiar
Written by Marta Aguiar
I'm a mid twenties mummy living in North London, a graduate in English literature and creative writing from the university of Aberyswyth in Wales. I love to bake, cook, read and watch films, and love spending time with my little toddler, Jasper, and our new addition, Mylo. I blog about our family life and my general interests, with the odd guest blog from my partner, Kayne.