A lot of people do not realize just how versatile a slow cooker can be when you are preparing meals. A lot of low-fat and low-carb meals can be prepared with minimal effort by just putting a few ingredients into your slow cooker before you head off to work. This article will give you some ideas as to what kinds of fantastic food items you can cook in a slow cooker!
This chicken is endowed with a crispy chicken skin that is truly mouth-watering. Coat the chicken in a mixture of scallions, oil, habaneros, ginger, molasses, garlic, thyme, cardamom, and salt, then leave it in the slowcooker on low for 4-6 hours. Then, broil both sides of the chicken for 10-15 minutes in the oven.
Paleo Chicken Pad Thai
One of the hallmarks of this recipe is the zucchini noodles. They simply taste beautiful when they have spent hours soaking in chicken curry. The recipe calls for nesting veggie noodles in light water in the slow cooker and letting them steam cook.
Tarragon Lamb Shanks with Cannellini Beans
This recipe tastes like it was an all-day project, but it's not. Just put the lamb shanks and cannellini beans into your slow cooker along with carrots, onion slices, celery, and sliced garlic. Sprinkle with terragon, salt, and pepper, and then cook on low for 9 hours.
Cheater Pork Stew
One of the great things about this recipe is that you do not have to devote a large amount of time to browning your meat. Just toss 3 pounds of cubed pork shoulder into the slow cooker along with your favorite stew ingredients and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Chicken Fajita Soup
This chicken fajita soup is great when it is topped with fresh cilantro or with a dollop of sour cream. And all you need to do to make it is fill your slow cooker with chicken stock and cook chicken breast, onions, mushrooms, garlic, and yellow and orange peppers on low for 6 hours.
Sausage, Beans, and Greens
This is a cozy recipe that does not require too much legwork. You can use pinto beans or any other type of dried beans as well.
Crockpot Carnitas with Roasted Red Pepper “Nachos”
This mouth-watering Mexican inspired dish will give your tastebuds a run for their money! You have the option of baking the peppers or leaving them raw. Crunchy, eh?
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
This is another very simple slow cooker recipe because all you have to do is mix a few ingredients together and toss it in the cooker. Throw in chicken breasts, onions, celery, garlic, chicken broth and cook on low for 8 hours. Then shred the chick with two forks an throw in some hot wing sauce, heat on high for another 30 minutes, and serve on lettuce chops.
Gluten-Free Crockpot Pizza
This is a great dish for diabetics. Not to mention it is an extremely easy dish to prepare for ahead of time. Just layer your favorite pizza toppings with cheese, spinach, and sauce.
Lemon and Olive Chicken
Combine carrots, celery, fennel, onion, olives, garlic, bay leaves, oregano, salt and pepper in your slow cooker. Then add chicken breasts, and top it with chicken broth, water, and flour. If you cannot have gluten you can substitute corn starch or simply leave the flour out.
Paleo Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
Dump tomato sauce, olive oil, garlic, hot pepper relish and Italian seasoning into your slow cooker and stir well, then cut a spaghetti squash in half and place them both face-down in the cooker. Roll some Italian sausage into meatballs and plop them into the sauce surrounding the squash halves, and cook on low for 5 hours.
Slow-Cooker Poached Salmon with Lemon and Herbs
A very easy process. Just leave 4-6 fillets of salmon in your slow cooker with white wine, lemon, shallots, bay leaf, herbs, and peppercorns.
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Lime and Melted Mozzarella
This slow cooker recipe only consists of three main ingredients! Just drench some chicken breasts in salsa and let it cook in your slow cooker. Once it's done, top them with a layer of mozzarella cheese and broil until the cheese melts.