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Super Easy Whole Chicken and Veggies Back To School Weeknight Dinner

With school back in full swing, we are super busy everyday it seems. We stay busy getting up early then having to drive them to school. We then have to pick them up, after school activities and then dinner time. When dinner time comes around, everyone asks the same question “whats for dinner?”

McCormick Organics Seasoning Mix (7)

Regardless of what is for dinner, meal planning for a family of 5 can be a challenge. We have to make sure everyone is OK with the meal and is balanced and includes vegetables. Depending on time also will determine what we are eating. If time is short, then we have to think of meals that have less prep and cook time or plan ahead so we have something easy to make. When 5 o clock rolls around it is not always fun trying to meal plan.

McCormick Organics Seasoning Mix (2)

With the help of McCormick’s NEW Organics Recipe Mixes making a whole dinner is easier. Flavor is the highlight of any meal and with the right seasoning, some meals are just that much better. Finding ways make family meals easier, flavorful, and filling is super important for us. It makes sure we want to eat at home and also saves us a lot of money.

McCormick Organics Fajita Seasoning Mix

We are always looking for easy and wholesome back-to-school weeknight dinner recipes. An easy one we like is to cook a whole meal in the slow cooker. One easy recipe we created with the McCormick Organics Fajita Recipe Mix to cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker. This simple meal cooked throughout the day and when done had everything we needed.

Simple Ingredients needed:

Seriously, there is not more succulent than a juicy flavorful chicken with whole vegetables.

  1. Start by rubbing the chicken with the McCormick seasoning.

Rubbing seasoning on chicken for roast

2. Next place the whole chicken in the pot, and cover with all the veggies. No liquids are needed.

Crockpot chicken potato celery carrot

3. Just cover the meal, and set on High for 4-5 hours. Start it during the morning and let it cook all day. By dinnertime we have a full meal with protein and all the vegetables we need.

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Being into the full back-to-school swing is such a busy time of the year. So finding something that is easy to make and full of flavor is a winner in our home. We prefer to make meals from scratch, avoiding ready-made meals and costly takeout.

New McCormick Organics Recipe Mixes are packaged for easy use and made with certified organic and non-GMO seasonings. The new recipe mixes are available in four popular flavors that include Taco Seasoning Mix, Chili Seasoning Mix, Fajita Seasoning Mix and Brown Gravy Mix.

Plus with the left overs, I can make simple chicken tacos tomorrow for lunch.

Easy chicken taco with leftover chicken

Do not stress about dinner. Look for ways to make larger meals with less work and worry. Taste is super important and with McCormicks Organic Seasoning Mixes, I don’t have to worry about rummaging through my spices and come up with something my family doesn’t agree with. It’s always nice to stay prepared especially as we get busy with back to school.

You can learn more about McCormick’s NEW Organics Recipe Mixes on their website.

What Are Your Simple Family Meal Plans?


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  1. Jerry Marquardt on September 29, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I most definitely would love to try the Super Easy Whole Chicken and Veggies Back To School Weeknight Dinner . I think it is a fine plate, of which I am going to try out later in the week.

  2. Jill Myrick on September 15, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I have never thought of cooking a whole chicken in my crockpot but this looks so simple. I will definitely be trying this at home.


  3. Laurajj on September 13, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Oh that looks so good and easy to make. I love the idea of putting in the fajita seasoning! I have to give this one a try! I think my family would love it!

  4. Julie Wood on September 13, 2016 at 5:38 am

    I like your Crockpot recipe for Chicken and veges. I just made my delicious chicken thighs with veges in the Crockpot and it was so good!

  5. shelly peterson on September 12, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I love crockpot recipes, this looks so yummy! I have not seen McCormick’s NEW Organics Recipe Mixes, I will have to look for them.

  6. Janet W. on September 9, 2016 at 3:29 am

    These packets look so flavorful! I’d love to try the chili mix!