Haven’t used your slow cooker in awhile? Or maybe you have but are looking for a few new recipes? A Crock-Pot makes planning dinner a breeze – you put all the ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning and by dinnertime your meal is ready to go. Have your kids help you prepare slow-cooker rotisserie-style chicken (the leftovers are great in sandwiches and salads). Or introduce your kiddos to new flavors with the Asian-inspired sesame-ginger chicken or Indian slow cooker chicken tikka masala. And for a dish that mixes bold flavors with a little slow cooking magic to bring them altogether, try slow cooker Buffalo chicken lasagna.
No need to buy one at the store, you can make your own slow cooker rotisserie-style chicken at home with this recipe from Betty Crocker. Make a mixture of brown sugar, chili powder and salt to rub all over a whole chicken. Put the chicken, breast-side up in a Crock-Pot and cook for several hours until tender.
This sesame-ginger chicken from Cooking Light tastes just like what you might buy from your favorite Chinese restaurant. Saute bone-in chicken thighs in sesame oil before placing in the slow cooker. Stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, orange juice, hoisin sauce, minced garlic and ginger to pour over the meat. Once the chicken is cooked, thicken the sauce with cornstarch.
In the Crock-Pot, add in diced pieces of skinless, boneless chicken pieces along with chopped onion. Top with a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup thinned with water. After the chicken is cooked through, stir sour cream into the mixture until just heated. Serve over egg noodles. This chicken strogonaff recipe from Midwest Living is so easy and tasty it’s likely to become a regular dish at your house.
It’s so easy to make this Crock-Pot barbecue chicken recipe from Family Fresh Meals – you can pull it together in a matter of minutes. Put boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the bottom of the Crock-Pot. In a separate bowl, whisk together BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Add to the slow cooker and dinner is done. Well, almost. Shred the cooked chicken and serve in hamburger buns.
Capture all the flavor of this classic Indian dish at home using this slow cooker chicken tikka masala recipe from Real Simple. Mix together one can of crushed tomatoes, diced onions, garlic, tomato paste, garam masala seasoning and salt. Place the mixture in the Crock-Pot and then top with chicken thighs. After cooking, garnish with thin-sliced cucumber and fresh sprigs of cilantro.
Here’s a fun, creative recipe to spice up your weekday meals – slow cooker Buffalo chicken lasagna from Taste of Home. Layer no-cook lasagna noodles in your Crock-Pot along with ground chicken and a mixture of Buffalo wing sauce and pasta sauce. Top with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. Repeat these layers twice before sprinkling with blue or feta cheese and then cook.