Make These 9 Impossibly Easy Chicken Crock Pot Dinners


By Cooking Panda

If you’re anything like us, you feel both busy and lazy in the evenings. But that’s no excuse to eat out for every meal!

Pull out that slow cooker and make the most of it. A few minutes of prep in the morning, and you’ll have a delicious set it and forget it meal waiting for you in the evening. Throw some extra veggies in with your chicken and serve with a side of rice or your favorite grain. It’s that easy!

1. Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

This might seem weird, but the secret ingredient is ketchup. Don’t knock it till you try it.

2. Balsamic Chicken

Besides adding a delicate tanginess, the balsamic vinegar works as a tenderizer, which helps the chicken absorb every ounce of flavor from the tomatoes and pungent spice mix.

3. Chicken Tinga‚Äč

Tomatoes, tomatillos, adobo sauce, garlic and onion combine for the most flavorful, delicious shredded chicken you’ll ever smother a tostada with.

4. Pineapple Chicken

Sweet and savory, with a huge punch of flavor. If you like, you can add sliced zucchini, snow peas, diced carrots or diced almonds for an extra hearty kick — throw them in for the last 30 minutes of cooking time.

5. Chicken Pot Pie

You might think Chicken Pot Pie is something that takes a ton of time and effort to make, but it’s actually really simple in the slow cooker, especially if you take shortcuts and simply top the filling with a biscuit. Want to go above and beyond? Here is the proper way to fill and bake a pot pie. (You can still slow cook the filling though!)

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6. Beer Chicken

If you think about it, malty beer and savory chicken are made for each other. This would be great with lager, pilsner, or something light and wheaty like Hefeweizen, but you should really follow your heart and use whatever you have lying around. Want it to be a little sweeter? Add some diced apple.

7. Garlic Rosemary Chicken

Get the rich, herby, buttery taste of a roast chicken without having to do any of the work.

8. Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce

Looking for something rich, creamy, flavorful and fall-off-the-bone tender? Look no further. This Thai-style curry will do it for you.

9. Orange Soda Chicken

What? No, seriously. The orange soda not only imparts a yummy sweet flavor, but it also tenderizes the chicken, giving it a perfect texture. You can’t lose with this three-ingredient recipe.

Featured Photo Credit: Around My Family Table

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