Apricot Soy Ginger Chicken – in the oven or slow cooker

Apricot Soy Ginger Chicken


This recipe for Apricot Soy Ginger Chicken is so easy.  There are just 4 ingredients (plus salt and pepper).

You can fix it in the slow cooker or oven.

It’s great with sweet potatoes or butternut squash.  Or Hawaiian Cole Slaw.  Or Asian Broccoli Salad.  Or any salad with a poppy seed or honey mustard or berry vinaigrette dressing.

Use any cut of chicken you like.  Bone-in or boneless will work, just be sure to adjust the cook time for boneless.

Here’s what you’ll need:   [Read more…]

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Slow Cooker Black Bean and Salsa Chicken with Cornbread Dressing

Slow Cooker Black Bean and Corn Salsa Chicken with Cornbread Dressing

4 ingredients.  The slow cooker does the work.  And my kids actually said “Wow!” when they tasted it!

This recipe for Black Bean and Corn Salsa Chicken with Cornbread Dressing is a definite winner!

The base recipes starts with something very familiar to you – chicken in the slow cooker with a jar of salsa.  I used black bean and corn salsa and started with frozen chicken tenders.

It gets interesting when you’re about ready to serve it.  Use the liquid in the slow cooker to add to a box of cornbread dressing mix.  This gives the dressing a big punch of flavor.

Top it all with shredded cheese and you have an easy winner for dinner!

Here’s what you’ll need:   [Read more…]

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10 Slow Cooker Side Dish Recipes

Slow Cooker Corn Casserole

slow cooker corn casserole


Corn casserole is one of those dishes that shows up at potluck suppers in the South and Mid-West.  You can find the recipe in many church cookbooks.

It’s a combination of corn and very moist cornbread that tastes slightly sweet.  Not dessert sweet, but “ooh, let me eat more of this” sweet.  It goes great with any kind of meat on the grill.  I think sliced tomatoes pair up with it nicely too.  They’re almost entirely opposite of corn casserole in flavor and color.

We had friends over for the 4th of July and I decided to try making this in the slow cooker.  It worked great and kept the kitchen cool too.

Here’s what you’ll need:   [Read more…]

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Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburgers

Burgers are a summer staple in our house – they’re so easy and versatile that they make an appearance at least once a week on our dinner plans. But, there are always those nights when it’s so humid and sticky and gross that standing over the grill sounds like the worst idea ever. And when it’s like that outside, who really wants to turn on the stove and heat up inside?

These are the perfect burgers for nights like that.


The slow cooker won’t heat up the house, but you can still get a really great burger out of it. The trick? Making sure the patties aren’t sitting in their own grease. I roll up foil and make a mini grill-grate on the bottom of my slow cooker to boost them up just enough.


Then, I just lay my burger patties on top. I can fit four quarter-pound burgers in my four-quart slow cooker. If you want to cook more, just make a second layer of foil and stack them up.   [Read more…]

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Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole – 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Breakfast doesn’t have to come in a box in order to be quick and easy for summer schedules! Recipe for Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole with Spinach, Mushrooms and Peppers

There’s nothing like sitting down to something delicious in the morning–without having to get out of bed extra early to put it together! That’s what’s wonderful about slow cooker breakfast casseroles. They are doubly quick and easy!

This Breakfast Casserole from 365 Days of Slow Cooking has lots of yummy things like breakfast sausage and mushrooms. It’s sure to keep you and your family happy and full for a day of adventure this summer. Visit Karen’s blog to get this delicious looking recipe.

We’re sharing 100 days of summer slow cooker meals.  This is day 7.  Keep your kitchen cool – don’t miss a single recipe.  Subscribe to the email list. You find the other posts in this series by clicking here.


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Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Meatballs – 100 days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

If you are a fan of Asian food, you’ll love this because it is so much better than take out!



I love the tangy sweet of sweet and sour dishes. Sweet and Sour Meatballs in the slow cooker is a definite winner. Its a great dish for serving on hot days, because the rice gives it a nice, light feel and it still tastes delicious even if it isn’t piping hot!

And, it is a money saver for families as it is much cheaper than going out, too.

Click on over to Good {cheap} Eats  for this recipe. Jessica from shares a meat ball recipe if you prefer to make your own!

If you love using your slow cooker, check out our All Slow Cooker Weekly Meal Plan.  It’s got all the planning done for you (including the grocery list) so you can go enjoy summer!

This is day five in our 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes series.  Find the other posts by clicking here.

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Slow Cooker Enchiladas – 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

What could be better than Enchiladas with garden fresh salsa? Enchiladas that you can “forget” about until dinner time!

Slow Cooker Enchiladas


Mexican flavor is always a hit, and doing enchiladas in the crock pot makes this so very easy! It only takes about 15 minutes to put these together, and you can customize them to your family’s preferences, too.

Click on over to Pocket Change Gourmet to try this one out.  They’d be awesome served with some fresh salsa or guacamole!

If you love using your slow cooker, check out our All Slow Cooker Weekly Meal Plan.  It’s got all the planning done for you (including the grocery list) so you can go enjoy summer!

This is day three in our 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes series.  Find the other posts by clicking here.

100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

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100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes


We’re doing it again!  And this year’s line up of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes is going to be even bigger than last year’s!

You won’t find any soups or stews in this series.  We’ll save those for fall and winter.  Instead, we’ll be focusing on meals that have a bit of summer flair or that can be enjoyed year round.

The main thing is we want to keep the cooking simple this summer so you can enjoy other things.  And we’ll keep our kitchens cool too!

You can expect to see main dishes, sides and dessert recipes too.

The series starts on May 12 and will run for 100 days, until August 19.  I’ll be adding the links to all the recipes to this main post as we go along.

Each day we’ll share a new Summer Slow Cooker recipe.  Some will be from Eat at Home.  Some will be from around the web.  I’ll be throwing in a few brand new ones that I create, as well.

If you love using your slow cooker, check out our Slow Cooker Weekly Meal Plans with grocery lists, printable recipes, slow cooker freezer meals and more!

I’ll also be posting other types of recipes, cooking tips and the sneak peeks at the Weekly Meal Plans each week.  That means that some days we’ll have more than one post for you.  Don’t worry if you’re an email subscriber though, you’ll still get just one email daily or weekly, depending on which you opted for when you signed up.  All the posts for the day/week will be in that email. (You are on the email list, aren’t you?  You won’t want to miss these summer slow cooker recipes!)

Day 1 - Lemon Chicken Baked on a Bed of Sauerkraut

Day 2 – Jerk Chicken Sandwiches with Mango Cucumber Salsa

Day 3 – Slow Cooker Enchiladas 

Day 4 – Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Day 5 – Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Day 6 – King Ranch Chicken

Day 7 – Breakfast Casserole

Day 8 – Peach BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Apple Cole Slaw

Day 9 – Mushroom Risotto with Peas

Day 10 – Teriyaki Wings

Day 11 – Ham and Swiss Frittata

Day 12 – Freezer Friendly Homemade Pizza Sauce

Day 13 – Blueberry Crisp

Day 14 – Pulled Pork and Mexican Cole Slaw

Day 15 – Honey Ginger Chicken

Day 16 – Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Day 17 – Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Day 18 – Chicken with White Wine Sauce

Day 19 – Orange Pot Roast

Day 20 – Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Day 21 – Sweet Korean BBQ Beef Haystacks

Day 22 – Blueberry Butter

Day 23 – Bacon Cheeseburgers

Day 24 – Chicken Tika Masala

Day 25 – Chocolate Cheesecake with Pretzel Crust

Day 26 – Cheesy Chicken, Bacon and Tater Tot Casserole

Day 27 – Shredded Pork Tostados

Day 28 – Chicken Bruschetta

Day 29 – Greek Rice

Day 30 – Healthier Refried Beans

Day 31 – Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Day 32 – Hawaiian Luau Meatballs

Day 33 – Pizza Casserole

Day 34 – Banana Foster Bread Pudding

Day 35 – Chickpea Curry

Day 36 – Moroccan Chicken

Day 37 – Mexi Style Pulled Pork

Day 38 – Jambalaya

Day 39 – Salted Caramel Cobbler

Day 40 – Greek Chicken Pitas

Day 41 – One Hour Bread

Day 42 – Creamy Cheesy Chicken Rice

Day 43 – Thai Style Pork

Day 44 – Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Day 45 – Mississippi Roast

Day 46 – Chicken Artichoke Lasagna

Day 47 – Vegan Fiesta Baked Beans

Day 48 – Chard, Bean and Sausage Panade

Day 49 – Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

Day 50 – Sweet Tea

Day 51 – Bourbon Mango Baked Beans

Day 52 – Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer BBQ

Day 53 – Caramel Apple Pie Cake and Caramel Apple Crisp

Day 54- Bratwurst

Day 56 – Spicy Chicken Thighs

Day 57 – Brazilian Feijoada Pork and Black Bean Stew

Day 58 – Stuffed Bell Peppers

Day 59 – Triple Chocolate Brownies

Day 60 – Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos

Day 61 – Apricot Chicken

Day 62 – Mediterranean Pork with Couscous

Day 63 – Pancake Bake Breakfast

Day 64 – Creamy Chicken Nacho

Day 65 – Vegetarian Fajitas

Day 66 – Peach Chutney you can store in the freezer

Day 67 – Corn Casserole

Day 68 – Hard Boiled Eggs

Day 69 – Cuban Sandwich

Day 70 – Scalloped Peaches

Day 71 – Coconut Milk Poached Fish Fillets

Day 72 – Chicken Gyros

Day 73 – White Bean and Garlic Hummus

Day 74 – Easy Shredded Taco Beef

Day 75 – Rocky Road Chocolate Fondue

Day 76 – Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Day 77 – Meatball Stroganoff

Day 78 – Huli Huli Chicken Bacon Bites

Day 79 – Corn on the Cob

Day 80 – Cheesy Cauliflower

Day 81 – Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cake

Day 82 – BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Day 83 – 7 Slow Cooker Meals in One Hour

Day 84 – Pad Thai

Day 85 – Brownies and Cherries

Day 86 – Chocolate Chip Granola 

Day 87 – Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew

Day 88 – Tamale Balls

Day 89 – Poached Salmon

Day 90 – Sweet and Sour Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Day 91 – Poached Stuffed Pears

Day 92 – Vegetarian Taco Dip

Day 93 – Red Thai Curry Turkey

Day 94 – Cowboy Casserole

Day 95 – Mango Meatballs

Day 96 – Zucchini Italiano

Day 97 – Basque Tuna with Potatoes

Day 98 – BBQ Nachos

Day 99 – Chocolate Tapioca Pudding

Day 100 – Cranberry Apple Butter



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Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 1 Hour – May Plans

I put together another video for you (embedded at the bottom of this post), showing how I assemble 5-6 slow cooker freezer meals in just one hour.  This time, I grabbed my oldest daughter, Meredith to help me.

Meredith is getting married in less than a month, so I thought it might be good to show her how to stock the freezer quickly with slow cooker meals.

The thing about Meredith is that she is very picky.  She doesn’t like beef or comfort type foods.  She doesn’t like ketchup.  In fact, after the video she told me she tried not to make a face when I added the ketchup to the round steak recipe.  But you can see that she did make a face of dislike!  So funny!

Even after doing quite a few of these videos, I’m still not very comfortable with it.  I’m certainly no professional video maker!  But I hope they are a help to you in getting your own freezer stocked.

The plans, grocery list, recipes and instructions for the May Slow Cooker Freezer Meals are all included for members of the Weekly Meal Plans.  They are scheduled for the week of May 21, but members get access to the whole month at once, so they are downloadable now.

eat at home weekly meal plan slow cooker button

Here are the recipes included for this video.  The plans also have side dishes included.  I didn’t make the Blueberry Crisp in the video, but it’s also freezable and the instructions are included in the plans.

And here’s the video:

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