Category Archives: 12. Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

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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!

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Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

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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

 

½ cup heavy cream

¼ 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.

Sweet Slow Cooker Ham

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Sweet Slow Cooker Ham

4 pound boneless ham

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple

1 -1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, divided

1/2 teaspoon each nutmeg and cinnamon added to brown sugar

 

Spread about 1/2 of the brown sugar mixture into the bottom of the crock of your slow cooker to cover completely

Very lightly score the ham with a sharp knife so the added ingredients will bake into the ham

Place ham on top the brown sugar with the flat side facing down

Pour pineapple over the ham

Rub remaining brown sugar over the ham

Place cover on the slow cooker and cook on Low until the center of the ham reads at least 160 degrees, about 3-4 hours.

Baste ham once or twice with juices while cooking

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Makes about 8 servings

This may be a Slow Cooker recipe but it is done in no time at all!

 

1/2 cup butter

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can cream of celery soup

4 cups broth

1 cup frozen or cooked vegetables

2 cups cooked chopped chicken

1 package of frozen or pre-cooked noodles

Salt and Pepper to taste

 
Put butter, soups, broth and vegetables in slow cooker on high for 2 hours

Add chicken and noodles

Cook for another hour

Enjoy with crackers, rolls or anything else you like to dunk into your soup!

Slow Cooker Chicken Tetrazzini

 

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Makes 3 servings

3 skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into pieces

2 tablespoons melted butter

1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix

2 tablespoons butter

1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

 

Place chicken in the slow cooker crock. Top with 2 tablespoons melted butter; sprinkle with Italian dressing mix.

Cover, and cook on High for 3 hours.

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

Stir in onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is soft, about 5 minutes.

Mix in the cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, and cream cheese.

Pour mixture over the cooked chicken in the slow cooker.

Cover, and continue to cook on Low until chicken in fork tender and the sauce has thickened, about 1 additional hour.

Serve over pasta with garlic bread

Slow Cooker Sweet Garlic Chicken

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Makes 4 servings

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup lemon-lime soda
2-3 Tablespoons minced garlic
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

2 Tablespoons corn starch
2 Tablespoons water
Red pepper flakes (optional)
Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray

Place chicken inside slow cooker

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 slow cooker and pour remaining sauce into saucepan

Place saucepan over high heat

Mix together corn starch 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

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

Serve over rice or noodles

Enjoy!

Creamy Slow Cooker Marsala Pork

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1/4 cup flour

2 teaspoon dry mustard powder

2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

5 boneless pork chops

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup onion, sliced

1 (4 ounce) package sliced mushrooms

2 clove garlic, minced

1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

1 cup Marsala wine

Stir together the flour, mustard, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in a bowl.

Dredge the pork chops in the seasoned flour, shake off excess, and set aside.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the pork chops and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.

Place seared pork chops to slow cooker

In the same skillet used to brown the pork chops, Sauté onion, mushrooms and garlic with ½ cup of Marasla until tender

Mix together sautéed onion, mushrooms, and garlic with the cream soup and Marsala wine

If you have any extra seasoned flour mixture, stir it into Marsala mixture

Pour mixture over pork chops

Cover, and cook on Low until the chops are tender, 3-4 hours.

Top with sour cream when serving

Serve over rice or pasta of your choice.