Chicken, Crockpot

Babushka’s Slow Chicken

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 16 ounces bottle of Russian salad dressing
  • 1  1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. In the bottom of your slow cooker, layer onions and mushrooms.  Place chicken on top. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Pour entire bottle of salad dressing over the top, and dollop with preserves.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Serve with rice.

 

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Chicken, Crockpot

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, juices reserved*
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine pineapple juice, chicken broth, brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic.
  2. Place chicken thighs into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in pineapple juice mixture. Top with pineapple chunks and reserved juices.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours, basting every few hours.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup water and cornstarch. Stir in mixture into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until sauce is thickened.
  5. OPTIONAL: Preheat oven to broil. Place chicken thighs onto a baking sheet, skin side up, and broil until crisp, about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Serve chicken immediately, garnished with sesame seeds and parsley, if desired.
Chicken, Crockpot

Orange Cinnamon Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb. chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1 C. chicken broth, homemade or canned
  • 1/4 lb. butter
  • 2 C. orange juice
  • 1 C. raisins
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbs. flour

Directions

Heat butter in large skillet, and brown chicken. Remove chicken pieces to slow cooker as they brown. Combine all other ingredients, except flour, mix well and pour over chicken. Cover pot, turn on LOW and cook 4-6 hrs, or until chicken is tender. Remove 1 C. of sauce from the pot and combine with flour, mixing well. Return sauce-flour mixture to the pot. Turn pot on HIGH, and cook an additional half hour.

5 Ingredients or less, Chicken, Crockpot

Spicy Sour Cream Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • 1 C. salsa
  • 2 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 1/4 C. fat-free sour cream

Directions

Spray the crockpot with cooking spray. Put in the chicken. Sprinkle with taco seasoning. Top with salsa. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. When ready to serve, remove the chicken from the pot. Place about 2 Tbs. cornstarch in a little water. Stir well. Stir the cornstarch into the liquid. Stir in 1/4 C. fat-free sour cream. Stir well.

Chicken, Crockpot

Crockpot Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4-6 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 C packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 C apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 C lemon-lime soda
  • 2-3 Tbs minced garlic
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs fresh ground pepper
  • 2 Tbs corn starch
  • 2 Tbs water
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions

Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken (frozen, thawed or fresh) inside crockpot . Mix together brown sugar, vinegar, soda, garlic, soy sauce, and pepper together. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours. Take chicken pieces out of the crockpot and pour remaining sauce into a saucepan. Place saucepan over high heat. Mix together cornstarch and water, pour into saucepan, and mix well. Let sauce come to a boil and boil for 2-3 minutes, or until it starts to thicken and turns into a glaze. Remove from heat and let sit for a minute or two (it will continue to thicken as it cools down). Sprinkle red pepper flakes on top if desired.

Crockpot, Pork, Uncategorized

Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 slices bacon, chopped
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops, about 3/4-inch thick
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 yellow onions, peeled, halved and sliced into 1/2-inch thick half moons
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

DIRECTIONS

In a large skillet over medium heat, fry bacon until lightly browned, about 5-6 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, leaving the drippings in the pan. If you have more than 2 tablespoons drippings, drain the excess. If you don’t have quite that much, supplement with canola oil. When the bacon is cool, transfer to a small bag or tupperware and refrigerate until later.

Heat the skillet with the drippings over medium or medium-high heat until rippling and hot. Meanwhile, pat pork chops dry with paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook pork chops until they are golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes per side, cooking them in batches in the skillet if your skillet isn’t big enough to hold all six at a time in a single layer. When golden on each side, transfer the chops to the slow cooker and repeat with remaining pork.

Pour off all but 1 teaspoon of fat from the skillet; add onions, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 cup water to empty skillet. Using a wooden spoon, scrape browned bits from bottom of the pan and cook over medium-high heat until onions are soft, about 4-6 minutes. Stir in garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Pour onion mixture over chops in the slow cooker. Add broth, soy sauce and remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar to skillet, bring to a boil and add bay leaves. Pour mixture over onions in slow cooker.

Cover slow cooker and cook on low until pork is tender, about 8 hours (or cook on high for 4 hours).

When ready to serve, carefully transfer chops to serving platter with a large spoon and tent with foil. Discard bay leaves and pour liquid through a mesh strainer into a saucepan, reserving the solids. Transfer solids to a food processor or blender with 1 cup liquid and blend until smooth. Stir the blended mixture back into remaining liquid in the saucepan. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and remaining 2 tablespoons water together in a small bowl and stir into sauce. Cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar, season with salt and pepper, pour over chops and sprinkle with reserved bacon and parsley. Serve.

Chicken, Crockpot

Chicken & Noodles Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cans chicken broth (15oz each)
  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 1 lb chicken breasts (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 package frozen egg noodles (24 oz)
Directions
In crockpot put chicken on bottom. Pour the chicken broth and soup on top. Then top that with the stick of butter. Put the crockpot on low for 6-7 hours. Take the chicken out and shred. Put back in crockpot. Add the frozen noodles and cook for 2 more hours.
5 Ingredients or less, Crockpot, Pork

Slow Cooker Ham & White Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 lb package dried northern beans
  • ham bone, hocks, shanks or diced ham (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 6 cups water
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions

Rinse and sort the beans for any pebbles. Add the rinsed beans, onion powder, salt, pepper, and ham to the crock pot. Add water. Cover and cook on low about 8 hours, until beans are tender. Remove ham bone, shanks or hocks and pull off the meat. Add meat to the crock pot and mix. Serve with cornbread.

Crockpot, Uncategorized, Vegetables

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn with Bacon

Ingredients

  • 5 cups frozen corn (about 25 ounces), thawed
  • 12 oz (1 1/2 packages) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Chopped green onions

Directions

  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first eight ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until heated through. Stir just before serving. Sprinkle with bacon and green onions. Yield: 10 servings (1/2 cup each).
Crockpot, Pork

Baby Back Ribs

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces; rub with seasoning mixture. Place ribs in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, whisk the sauce ingredients. Transfer ribs to a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan; brush with some of the sauce. Bake 15-20 minutes or until browned, turning once and brushing occasionally with sauce. Serve with remaining sauce.Yield: 8 servings.