Category Archives: 12. Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables and Rice


Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables and Rice

Serves: 4

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/3 cup pineapple juice

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce

1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (optional)

1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I cut mine into thick strips)

1 cup uncooked rice

6 ribs celery, cut in 1/2-inch slices

4 medium carrots, cut in 1/2-inch slices

1 package (6 ounces) snow peas

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon cornstarch


In a slow cooker crock, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, garlic, ginger, teriyaki sauce and crushed red pepper.

Add chicken. Stir until evenly coated.

Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or LOW for 4 to 5 hours.

About 15 minutes before chicken is done, cook rice according to package directions.

Place celery, carrots and snow peas in steamer basket. Let steam about 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender.

Pour sauce from crock into a medium saucepan, heat sauce until boiling.

Gradually add blended water and cornstarch to sauce, cook until thickened.

Place rice on plates. Add chicken and vegetables. Pour sauce over chicken, vegetables and rice.



Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo


Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

This will serve 4


2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed

1 jar (15 oz) Alfredo sauce

1/2 cup chopped onion

Salt & pepper

1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes

1 cup fresh baby spinach

1/2 lb pasta cooked according to package directions


Cube your chicken breasts then season with salt & pepper.

Add the chicken to the crock pot, top with chopped onion.

Pour Alfredo sauce over the chicken. Add a little water (about 1/4 cup) to the jar, close the lid, shake, and then add to the crock pot.

Cover and cook on low for about 4 hours.

Stir in the sun dried tomatoes.

Tear up the baby spinach and stir that in.

Let the spinach wilt and the tomatoes slightly soften.

Cook the pasta while the spinach wilts and tomatoes soften

Spoon Chicken Alfredo over pasta and serve.

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken


Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

Makes about 4 servings


1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast – cut into 2 inch pieces

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

3 fresh peaches – peeled, pitted, and sliced or a 29oz can of sliced peaches

1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

1 cup chopped dried apricots

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 cups chicken broth


1 tablespoon cornstarch, optional

1 tablespoon water, optional


3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted


Place chicken in the bottom of a slow cooker

Add the garlic, onion, tomatoes, peaches, garbanzo beans, dried apricots, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, garlic powder, coriander, and cayenne pepper

Pour in the chicken broth

Cook on Low for approximately 4 hours

Serve over pasta or rice

Top with fresh cilantro and almonds before serving


*When I made mine I did not have a lot of liquid leftover, so I did not thicken it

You can however thicken yours if you like

Remove the chicken and keep warm

Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl

Stir the cornstarch mixture into the slow cooker

Cook on High until the sauce has thickened, about 15 minutes

Return the chicken to the slow cooker and heat through


Slow Cooker Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes


Slow Cooker Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes

Serves 6


1 pound fresh green beans, rinsed and cut in half

1 large onion, chopped

3 cloves chopped garlic

2 cups of cut up ham

1 pound new potatoes, quartered

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt

3 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Black pepper to taste

Chicken broth


Place beans in a slow cooker and cover with broth

Add chopped onion, garlic and ham

Cover, and cook on High until simmering

Reduce heat to Low, and cook for 2 to 3 hours, or until beans are crisp

Add potatoes, and cook for another 45 minutes

Season with onion powder, seasoning salt, bouillon, brown sugar, and pepper

Cook until potatoes are done, then adjust seasoning to taste

To serve, use a slotted spoon to pull out beans, potatoes, and ham into a serving dish with a little broth.

Serve with fresh made cornbread

Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style


Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style


2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 onion, quartered

2 Tablespoons minced garlic

1 (4 pound) whole chicken



In a small bowl, mix together salt, paprika, onion powder, thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder

Rinse chicken cavity, and pat dry with paper towel

Place pats of butter, coated with seasoning, under the skin of the chicken

Rub chicken inside and out with spice mixture

Place onion and minced garlic into the cavity of chicken

Place chicken in a re-sealable bag or double wrap with plastic wrap (I placed it right in my crock)

Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 to 6 hours

Lay uncut carrots and celery on bottom of crock pot as a rack for holding the chicken up out of the liquid

Set cooker to high for 4 hours

Occasionally baste the chicken with the liquid from the bottom of the crock

Internal temp should be at least 160 degrees

I placed the chicken in the oven on broil for about 5-8 minutes to give it a crisp coating

While chicken is standing, melt 1/4 stick of butter in a small pan

Add 4 tablespoons of flour, stir to thicken

Add 1-2 cups of pan juices or stock to make gravy


Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff


Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Makes 4 servings

4 chicken breasts cut into cubes

2 Tablespoons butter

1 package dry Italian dressing mix

1 (8oz) package of cream cheese

1 can (10.75oz) cream chicken soup

Pasta or noodles of your choice cooked according to package directions


Add chicken, butter and dressing mix to slow cooker

Cook on low 5-6 hours

Stir in cream cheese and cream soup

Cook on high about 30 minutes until cream cheese is melted and creamy

Spoon over pasta and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup


Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

Makes about 6 servings


3/4 pound ground meat

1/2 cup onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and Pepper to taste


14 oz can of diced tomatoes

4 cups chicken stock


1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup flour

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup uncooked pasta, I used Barilla Ditalini pasta


In a large skillet, sauté the ground meat and onion until meat is no longer pink

Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about one or two minutes

Season with salt and pepper

Add ground meat to slow cooker

Stir in the chicken stock and the can of tomatoes, including the juice

Cook on high for 3 hours or 6 hours on low

Thirty minutes before serving: Whisk together the heavy cream and flour in a small bowl until no clumps remain, this is to thicken the soup

Whisk into the soup

Add the cheese and stir until it’s melted

Cook on low for 25-30 additional minutes

While that’s cooking, cook pasta according to instructions on box

Drain and add to slow cooker, stir to combine

Serve the soup with toppings such as additional cheese, crumbled bacon, sour cream and chopped pickles.

*Leftovers will thicken a lot as they sit in the fridge. To reheat, add a little water or extra chicken stock.