Despite only using the Instant Pot these days, I did actually make this recipe in the crock pot. While this one was in the crock pot, my other meal was in the Instant Pot, and breakfast was in the oven. I was pretty pleased with that efficiency and overall, meal prep was quick for me. About this meal though. I was honestly a little skeptical about how it would turn out, but it ended up tasting so freakin good! Like really good! I made everything as is below and used red pepper flakes instead of the hot chili oil. Once the crock pot was done, I took the chicken out and shredded it with two forks. I then drained the carrots out and kept the remaining sauce. I ended up putting the sauce in a pan, brought it to a boil, then down to medium heat, stirring every once in a while until it thickened up some. I didn't think the crock pot would evaporate the excess water on it's own, so that is why I did this step. I thought it worked pretty well and it gave me time to measure and portion out each meal with chicken, carrots, and cauliflower mash. Once the sauce was thicker, I poured it back over the chicken, topped with some chopped parsley, and done! This meal was super easy to throw in the crock pot and the garlic cauliflower mash is seriously the easiest side to prepare. I highly recommend giving this meal a try!
Crock-Pot Honey Balsamic Chicken and Carrots
Original recipe found here
Garlic Cauliflower Mash
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