Category Archives: 12. Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu

 

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup

3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup white wine

4 ounces sliced ham

Paprika, thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste

4 ounces sliced Swiss cheese

1 (8 ounce) package herbed dry bread stuffing mix

1/4 cup butter, melted

 

Mix together the cream of chicken soup, milk and white wine in a small bowl

Pour enough of the soup into a slow cooker to cover the bottom

Layer chicken breasts over the sauce

Cover with slices of ham

Sprinkle paprika, thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper all over layers

Pour the remaining soup over the layers, stirring a little to distribute between layers

Cover, and cook on Low for 3 hours

Add cheese and stuffing mix to chicken and ham

Drizzle melted butter over stuffing

Cook on low for another 1 hours

Spoon soup mixture over stuffing mix when serving

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Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls

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Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls

Makes 6-8 Servings

 

1/2 cup uncooked white rice

12 leaves cabbage

1 pound extra-lean ground meat, I used Pork

1/4 cup minced onion

1 egg, beaten

1/4 teaspoon each salt, black pepper, garlic powder, Adobo seasoning

2 tablespoons tomato sauce

 

Sauce

2 1/2 cups tomato sauce

3 tablespoons brown sugar

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

 

Cook rice according to package directions

In a large sauce pan, bring water to a boil

Add cabbage leaves, a few at a time, boil until soft, 4-6 minutes, and then drain

Mix together ground meat, rice, onion, egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder, Adobo and 2 tablespoons tomato sauce

Combine 2 1/2 cups of tomato sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce

Pour a small amount on bottom of the slow cooker

Divide mixture evenly among each cabbage leaf and roll up.  Do not overstuff

Place rolls in slow cooker

Pour remainder of sauce over the top of the rolls

Cover, and cook on Low 8 to 9 hours

Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

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Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

Makes 4 servings

 

2 tablespoons butter

2 cloves garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons each garlic powder, salt and black pepper

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 2-inch cubes

2 tablespoons butter

2 cups Marsala wine

1 cup sliced onions

12 ounces sliced mushrooms

2 tablespoons water (optional)

1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)

 

Add butter and garlic into the bottom of the slow cooker

Mix flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl

Coat chicken with flour mixture

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a frying pan

Lightly pan fry coated chicken then add to slow cooker, top with onions

Heat Marsala wine in same frying pan over medium-high heat until reduced, 2 to 3 minutes

Pour wine and any de-glazed bits into slow cooker and cover

Set slow cooker to low and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 2 hours

Turn slow cooker to high

30 minutes into that cooking time, add sliced mushrooms

If sauce is too thin, mix water and cornstarch together in a small bowl and pour slowly into chicken mixture

Cook slow cooker set to High until thickened, about 15 minutes

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

8 servings

 

1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (28 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes, drained but reserve liquid for later

1/2 cup red wine

1/2 cup sliced green olives

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

 

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion

2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped

1/3 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 cup red wine

 

Mix together the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, 1/2 cup of red wine, green olives, basil, oregano, paprika, parsley, white and cayenne pepper in a slow cooker.

Set the cooker to Low.

Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat

Saute sweet onion until the onion just begins to soften, about 2 minutes

Stir in garlic and cook the mixture for 3 more minutes before mixing in mushrooms

Reduce heat, and stir in the brown sugar, and mix to dissolve

Pour 1/2 cup of red wine into the skillet, and scrape the pan with a wooden spoon to dissolve any brown flavor bits into the wine

Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat just until all the ingredients have had time to introduce themselves to each other, about 6-8 minutes

Pour the mixture into the slow cooker

Cook on Low for 8 hours to overnight

Add more red wine or reserved tomato juice if needed to prevent the sauce from getting too thick and burning on the bottom

 

* I sautéed some meatballs and added them when there was about an hour left to cook

* After 7 hours cooking, if the consistency is too soupy to serve over pasta, add one 6-oz can of tomato paste which should bring it to the right consistency

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables and Rice

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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.

Enjoy

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

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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

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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