All hail the Crock-Pot! Many moms are turning to the convenience and quickness of the InstantPot. But, Crock-Pots are great for moms who plan. Devote a few minutes at night or in the morning before you go to work, toss everything into your trusted Crock and know that when you come home from work: Dinner is ready. It’s as close as most of us will ever get to having our own cooks and it’s way better than a trip to the drive-thru for some fast food.
If you’ve had your Crock-Pot for ages, though, you’re probably running out of ideas. Especially when your family insists on chicken… again. Fear not. There are plenty of easy Crock-Pot chicken recipes you may not have tried yet or haven’t thought of in a while. Here are just a few to get you started.
1. Honey Garlic Chicken
If you’re ready to try something new without scaring off any of your picky eaters, this honey garlic Crock-Pot chicken recipe is a real winner. It has all the Asian flavors grown-ups love, with all the finger-licking deliciousness kids enjoy.
2. Shredded Carolina BBQ Chicken
Sure, you can use any ol’ barbecue sauce and make some pretty decent BBQ sandwiches. But, is it really barbecue if it’s not Carolina BBQ? We think not.
3. Orange Chicken
This easy Crock-Pot chicken recipe find looks downright scrum-dilly-umptious, no? If the honey garlic chicken goes over well, then orange chicken is your next move.
4. Crock Pot Chicken and Potatoes
Remember those Sunday evening pot roast dinners, where your mom would cook the roast right in the Crock-Pot along with the potatoes and carrots? This is that exact same idea but with chicken.
5. Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa
What’s your #TacoTuesday game look like? If it’s predictably stewed taco beef every week, this adventurous taco recipe with put a tropical spin on things.
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Instapot anyone? 3 simple steps to these 🌮 . Since I know you appreciate quick meals + good #tacotuesdays too ❤️ . . I do not (yet) have an instapot but I know a lot of you in this community do! You can also do this recipe with a crockpot which is what I’ll be doing today! . . Click that ribbon to the right to save it. Oh and when you share it or make it – tag me & let me know how it turned out! . . Do you want to keep seeing Taco Tuesday ideas?? I want to make sure I’m serving you well 😘 . . Alright, here we go• WHAT YOU NEED: 3 chicken breasts 2 cups water 3 tbsp Sriracha 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp sea salt 12 corn tortillas, microwaved 20 seconds or toasted on griddle MANGO SALSA 1 mango, diced 1 avocado, diced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 1 small red onion, diced 1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped 2 tbsp lime juice 1/2 tsp sea salt . . MAKING: 1️⃣Add chicken and water to Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Instant Pot will take about 10-15 minutes to pre-heat and then the 3 minutes to cook. When complete, press cancel and do a quick release of the steam, waiting until the pressure gauge drops back down and the lid is safe to open. 2️⃣Meanwhile, mix all ingredients for mango salsa together. 3️⃣Remove chicken from Instant Pot and let cool before shredding. Add back into Instant Pot after draining water. Toss chicken with sriracha, honey and salt, mixing well. Add chicken to corn tortillas, then top with mango salsa and serve! . . . Shared from: @thegirlonbloor
6. Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas
The only thing missing from this recipe is the sizzling skillet. But who has time for that fancy stuff on a weeknight? Making fajitas in the Crock-Pot will not only make dinner a breeze, but should leave you with plenty of leftovers for work.
7. Crock-Pot Curry Chicken
Continue your continent hopping with a curry next. This one is downright delicious. Bonus: It’s pretty simple, too.
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Recipe👇Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Curry Chicken & Rice __ Your questions are answered here👉 https://fitslowcookerqueen.com/video-slow-cooker-instant-pot-curry-chicken-rice/ (click link in profile). __ Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Curry Chicken & Rice 🔸Ingredients 2–3 pounds chicken (I used bone-in, skinless thighs) 1/2 cup golden raisins 2 cups long-grain brown rice, rinsed 2.5 or 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth (2.5 cups for pressure cooker, 4 cups for slow cooker) 1/3 cup onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp yellow curry powder 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (or more) 1/2 teaspoon cardamom 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 tbsp oil (for pressure cooker) 🔹Instructions 🔻Slow Cooker Add rice, broth, golden raisins, onion, garlic, curry powder, cardamom, salt, pepper, paprika, and ginger to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well. Add the chicken on top. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6. 🔻Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Turn the Instant Pot to saute. Once hot, add the oil and if you’re using skin on chicken, add the chicken skin-side down and cook until the skin is lightly browned. Approximately 3-5 minutes. If you’re using boneless, skinless chicken, go straight to the next step. Add the onion and garlic and cook a few minutes until soft. Add the broth, and deglaze the bottom of the pressure cooker by scraping all the bits off with a wooden spoon. Add the curry powder, cardamom, salt, pepper, paprika, ginger, brown rice. Stir to mix well. Add the chicken on top. Do not mix. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook 23 minutes. Natural release pressure. . . . . . . . . . #fitslowcookerqueen #crockpotrecipes #chickendinner #crockpot #slowcookermeals #currychicken #chickenandrice #slowcookerrecipes #crockpotmeals #slowcooker #POPSUGAReats #rscookingschool #instantpot #instantpotlove #instantpotrecipes #instantpotmeals #crockpotchicken #familydinner #thenewhealthy #thekitchn #feedfeed #pressurecookerrecipes #pressurecooker #pressurecookermeals #f52weeknight #f52grams
8. Crock-Pot Chicken and Dumplings
Some nights just call for a certain meal. For our family, cold and damp days mean chicken and dumplings to warm us up. We never thought of making them in the Crock-Pot, but now we’ll never make them any other way.
9. Slow Cooker Chili Lime Chicken Wings
The Chili Lime Chicken Wings can be made in a Crock-Pot or an Instant Pot. Pretty tight, right? Just start with some wings (and drumsticks for the kiddos) and you’re halfway there. Yum!
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Video Recipe👇Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Chili Lime Chicken Wings (low-carb, paleo, whole30) __ More wings! Your questions are answered here👉https://fitslowcookerqueen.com/video-slow-cooker-instant-pot-chili-lime-chicken-wings-low-carb-paleo-whole30/ (click link in profile). __ Chili Lime Chicken Wings (low-carb, paleo, whole30) 🔸Ingredients 2–3 pounds chicken wings (I used @butcher_box) 1 cup water (for pressure cooker) Handful fresh cilantro for garnish Sauce: 1 cup enchilada sauce (see blog post for whole30 compliant recipe) 1–2 chipotle chile peppers in adobo, chopped (I used 2) Juice of 2 limes 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 🔹Instructions 🔻Slow Cooker Add chicken wings to the slow cooker. In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients. Pour sauce on top of chicken wings. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6. See broil steps below. After broiling, pour remaining sauce on top of the wings and serve. 🔻Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Pour water into the pressure cooker. Add trivet. Season wings with salt & pepper (optional). Pile the wings on top of the trivet. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook 5 minutes. When done, quick release remaining pressure. Carefully remove wings from pressure cooker with tongs. Toss with half the sauce & then continue on to the broil steps below. After broiling, pour remaining sauce on top of wings. If you’re not going to broil your wings, you can toss the wings with all of the sauce and serve. 🔻BROIL (optional but recommended): when done cooking, remove wings from the appliance and lay them on a large baking sheet. Place the baking sheet under your oven’s broiler for 2-5 minutes or until wings are crisp to your liking. . . . . #fitslowcookerqueen #slowcooker #crockpot #crockpotmeals #crockpotrecipes #lowcarbrecipes #lowcarbmeal #ketorecipe #crockpotchicken #slowcookermeals #wings #foodvideos #lowcarbliving #whole30recipe #whole30food #paleorecipe #instantpot #instantpotmeals #whole30 #ketorecipes #lchf #ketodiet #foodvideo #ketofood #paleorecipes #thenewhealthy #lowcarbrecipe #lowcarbfood #instantpotlove #instantpotrecipes.
10. White Chicken Lasagna
Holy smokes we love Italian food! When budgets are tight and a trip to OG (Olive Garden, y’all) just isn’t in the cards this month, might we suggest you scrounge up some white chicken lasagna? The recipe is easy to follow and oh-so-delectable. Sure, you won’t be able to carbo-load on breadsticks. But, this is still a decent substitute.
11. Whole30 Jerk Chicken Recipe
Wanna light a fire at the dinner table? This extra healthy jerk chicken can be made in the slow cooker and is sure to please nearly everyone at the table. Pair it with more mango salsa and you’ve got the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. (Also, really, you can pair just about anything with mango salsa.)
12. Crock-Pot Chicken and Noodles
Is there anything more comforting than chicken and noodles? It’s warm, savory and fantastically familiar. Tucking into a bowl of warm chicken and noodles after a long hard day at the office or in school is the perfect way to unwind and reconnect.
13. Super Simple Chicken Soup
If you’re digging even more comfort food, look no further than chicken soup. It’s perfect for flu season and as easy as tossing whatever you like into your Crock-Pot. Any chicken meat will work, but if you toss in some boneless, skinless chicken breasts, you’ll save yourself some work later. Next, add in whatever veggies you can find in the fridge or freezer — the key is making sure they’re cut into the right sizes to cook all at the same time. Add broth and let the Crock work it’s magic. Want noodles or rice? Add those last, when you’re already ready to eat.
14. Lemon (Extra) Pepper Crock-Pot Chicken
Everyone loves lemon pepper chicken. But, how about kicking it up a notch? Just by adding a few extra peppers into your Crock-Pot, you’ll change the entire flavor and feel of this dish. Yum!