As mentioned here this week, the cold weather is upon us here in London.
Last week, I needed to make something that would be ready and warm for us for dinner when we got home, as we were both only going to be back later than usual.
I found this recipe online and popped it all in the slow cooker just as I left home in the afternoon. Five hours later, we opened the door, to the most amazing smell and delicious dinner that I have ever created with so little effort!
It is called a soup, but it actually turned out more like a casserole, and was less soup like in consistency than I expected it to be.
If you own a slow cooker, you have to make this! And I am such a fan of the nutritional benefits of quinoa as mentioned here.
Chicken and Quinoa Slower Cooker Soup
1 medium onion, chopped
340grams chicken, cubed and cooked in frying pan
1 cup dry quinoa (rinsed)
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup baby carrots
3 cubes chicken stock
3 cups water
Chop chicken and cook in frying pan with a little olive oil.
Chop onion, celery and carrots.
Combine everything in the slow cooker and cook for 5 hours on low.
Amazingly simple and delicious.