Category Archives: 12. Slow Cooker

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

 

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Slow Cooker Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes

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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

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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

Butter

 

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

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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!

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

 

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.

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!