Growing up in the South, Sunday Dinner was a weekly family tradition – a special time when the whole family gathered around the table to share a home-cooked meal, and even more important our lives! It was such a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with each other, and often get to know others too, as many a guest graced our table.
Of course, now that I have a family of my own, it’s one of the cherished memories that my husband and I have committed to passing down to our children too. And although we gather around the table as a whole family nearly every night of the week, there is still something extra special about Sunday Dinner together.
Perhaps it’s because it’s the one uninterrupted family day we have together – no work, no school, no bustling here-n-there to sports and activities. Just a day to enjoy intentional time together as a family.
So in order to spend more time with my family (and less time in the kitchen), I try to keep our Sunday Dinner menu as simple and easy to prepare as possible. That’s why this delicious slow cooker roasted chicken is one of my favorites. It’s especially easy to prepare if you chop the veggies and make the seasoning ahead of time.
Lots of Leftovers = Easy Meals on Busy Weeknights!
Another thing I love about this recipe is that there’s always plenty of leftover chicken meat that I can use to create other healthy meals later in the week when our schedules are crazy busy, such as easy Zoodle Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry, Creamy Chicken Soup and Chicken & Mango Lettuce Wraps, for example.
And if that’s not enough, once I’ve stripped the chicken bones of all the meat, I put the bones back into my crockpot along with some fresh chopped veggies to create a nutritious bone broth that can be used as a base for my family’s favorite soups and stews.