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…]

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…]

10 Slow Cooker Side Dish Recipes

Tamale Balls – 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

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Meatballs and sauce is one of those things that work really well in the slow cooker.  I love this interesting take on meatballs from Taste and Tell – Tamale Balls!

After making a so-so recipe, Deborah went back to the drawing board to end up with this winner!

She combined ground meat, cornmeal and Mexican seasonings into meatballs that taste like tamales.  I can’t wait to try this recipe for myself.

Click here to see the recipe for Tamale Meatballs on Taste and Tell!

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 88 in our 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes series.  Find the other posts by clicking here.

100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

 

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.

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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.

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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…]

Slow Cooker King Ranch Chicken – 100 days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Potatoes have to be one of the most versatile vegetables.

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This recipe gives you another great way to dress up simple baked potatoes that you and your family will love. It is so simple to throw something like this into a slow cooker, and it makes a very satisfying meal. King Ranch Chicken is a great spin on a loaded baked potato. We love it!

Click here to see the full recipe. You can even bake your potatoes in a slow cooker to make this meal even more care-free!

We’re sharing 100 days of summer slow cooker meals.  This is day 6.  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.

100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Pineapple Upside Cake – 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Good news: your sweet tooth isn’t going to be left out of this series of summer recipes for the slow cooker!

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Pineapple Upside Down cake is a great way to finish off a summer meal. One that could also have been cooking while you were out enjoying a day at the pool!

You’ll love how easy  Pineapple Upside down cake is to make in the slow cooker. Click here to try the recipe out.

This recipe is best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Or you could even give it more of a Hawaiian flare with this recipe for Coconut Macadamia Nut Ice cream. (MMM!)

We’re sharing 100 days of summer slow cooker meals.  This is day 4.  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.

100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

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

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Sandwiches with Cucumber Mango Salsa

There’s something about the warm weather that suddenly makes me feel like I’m living on some gorgeous, tropical island. As soon as summer hits, Caribbean-inspired meals end up making it into our dinner rotation a lot more often. Usually, this means lots of grilling – but some days the convenience of the slow cooker just wins out.

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This dish is inspired by a lunch we had on vacation in Honduras a few years ago. The combo of spicy jerk chicken paired with the cool cucumber mango salsa is perfect for summer. And, it couldn’t be easier. The chicken can be prepped in about five minutes before I walk out the door for work and the salsa only takes another ten minutes or so when I get home – which means more time to get outside and enjoy the summer sun!   [Read more…]

Chocolate Cobbler in the Slow Cooker and A Dessert that Flopped

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I’ve been creating lots of dessert recipes for the Slow Cooker Desserts Series.  But my attempt this week failed.

Rice pudding does not really work in a slow cooker.  Or if it does, it’s more temperamental than other desserts.

I tried to make Cranberry Orange Rice Pudding topped with pistachios.  The flavor was good, but it wasn’t pudding-ish at all.  It was more like overcooked rice.  Not blog worthy at all.

So I decided to share one of the first slow cooker desserts I ever made.  It’s also still one of my favorites.

You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry to make it.  I love recipes like that.  And it’s chocolate.

You can find the recipe for Chocolate Cobbler in the Slow Cooker here.

And find all the recipes in our Slow Cooker Dessert series here.

Slow Cooker Dessert Series

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