Crock Pot Recipes!

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5 EASY & HEALTHY CROCKPOT CHICKEN MEALS

  • COOL RANCH SHREDDED CHICKEN TACOS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 taco seasoning packet (or this homemade version: 1T chili powder, 1tsp pepper, and 1/2tsp of each of the following – salt, ground cumin, red pepper flakes, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder)
  • 1 dry ranch seasoning packet (or this homemade version: 1T dried parsley, 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp onion powder, 1tsp dried onion flakes, 3/4tsp dill, 1/2tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt. Traditional ranch seasoning packets also include 1T dried buttermilk but I omitted it because I don’t keep it on-hand.)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all ingredient in crockpot and cook on “low” setting for 6-8 hours.
  2. Shred chicken and mix with sauces and spices left in crockpot.

 

  • SLOW COOKER SHREDDED BBQ CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1-pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup ketchup (I like Simply Heinz)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Create homemade BBQ sauce by combining ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, hot sauce, and curry powder.
  2. Add chicken breasts to your slow cooker and top with BBQ sauce.
  3. Cover, and cook on “low” for 8 hours.
  4. Shred chicken and return to slow cooker to mix with remaining BBQ sauce.
  5. Serve!

 

  • ASIAN CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds of ground chicken (you can also substitute ground beef or ground turkey)
  • 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 large carrots, grated (1 cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add all ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on “low” setting for 4-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  2. Break apart chicken and mix with sauce in slow cooker.

 

  • CHICKEN BROCCOLI AND RICE CASSEROLE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Jasmine rice
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 lime (for juice and zest)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped bite size
  • 2-3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive or Coconut oil spray

DIRECTIONS:

Recipe Prep Instructions

  1. In a strainer, rinse Jasmine rice several times and let drain while preparing the other ingredients.
  2. Juice and zest 1 lime.
  3. Chop 2 cups of broccoli and slice green onions.
  4. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces. Then salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spray the inside (bottom and sides) of the Crockpot to prevent sticking.

Crockpot Cooking Instructions

  1. Place the rinsed rice into your Crockpot and cover with the coconut milk and chicken stock.
  2. Add half of the lime juice, the garlic powder and half of the chopped green onion.
  3. Layer the broccoli on top of the rice and liquid.
  4. Layer the chicken slices on top of the broccoli.
  5. Add the remainder of the lime juice, zest and green onion.
  6. Cover and cook on high for 2 – 2 ½ hours or until the rice is tender.

 

  • ITALIAN CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 5 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 – 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix all ingredients (except chicken) together and mix for about 30 seconds until ingredients are mixed well.
  2. Place chicken breasts and sauce in crock; cover and Crock on LOW heat for 7 hours.
  3. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Let chicken absorb sauce and crock for another 30 mins. to 1 hour on LOW.
  4. Serve with your favorite pasta or quinoa.
  5. Optional: Add any fresh vegetables to this dish it will only make it better!

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