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.
5 Ingredients or less, Chicken, Crockpot, Uncategorized

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.

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, Pork, Uncategorized

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.
Appetizers, Crockpot

Slow Cooker Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) water-packed artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) Alfredo sauce
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

In a greased 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the first nine ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 2-3 hours or until heated through. Serve with crackers and/or cucumber slices. Yield: 8 cups (1/4 cup each).

5 Ingredients or less, Casseroles, Crockpot

Layered Cowboy Casserole

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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ pounds ground chuck, browned and drained
  • 6 medium potatoes, sliced
  • 1 can red beans
  • 1 can tomatoes mixed with 2 tablespoons flour, or 1 can tomato soup
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic to taste

Directions
1. Put chopped onion in the bottom of the slow cooker. Layer with browned ground beef, sliced potatoes, and beans. Spread tomatoes or soup over all. Sprinkle with seasonings as desired.
2. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours.

Crockpot, Soups, Chowders, and Stews

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 pounds Boneless  Chicken Breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 5 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 cups coarsely chopped Swiss chard, kale or spinach
  • 2 large carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium lemon, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

4 cups cooked brown rice

Directions

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add half of the chicken; cook and stir until browned. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker. Repeat with remaining oil and chicken.

Stir broth, vegetables, lemon slices, lemon juice, peel and pepper into chicken. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender. Stir in rice; heat through. Yield: 12 servings (4 quarts).

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/lemon-chicken—rice-soup

Beef, Crockpot

Crockpot Cube Steaks

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 6 (about 4 oz. each) beef cube steaks
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 3 c. water, divided
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1 envelope mushroom gravy mix
  • 1 envelope onion gravy mix

Directions:
Spray the inside of a 3-5 quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Place the sliced onions in the slow cooker. Combine flour, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper in a large sealing plastic bag. Add steaks, a few at a time and shake until completely coated. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the steaks, a few at a time, and cook until lightly browned on each side. Place the browned steaks on top of the onions in the slow cooker. Pour 2 c. water over all. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or until meat is tender.
In a bowl, whisk together the 3 gravy mixes with remaining 1 cup water. Add to slow cooker and cover and cook on Low for 30 minutes longer.