Easy Chicken Crock Pot Recipes:

Now that the world has been starting to re-open, do you have a busy day? Do you find yourself needing a little help when it comes to dinner time? If you answer yes to either of these questions, then stick around for a while, I have the perfect solution for you. Easy chicken crock pot recipes. Some of these recipes will require some preparation time, but don’t worry, you can do all the prep work the night before. Then in the morning all you need to do is throw everything into the crock pot before you head out to work. The best part of this is, once you get back home, dinner is done and ready to be served. The beauty of crock pot recipes is the work is being done while you are at work, or somewhere else out of the house.

Chicken And White Bean Cassoulet:Crock Pot Dinner:

Ingredients:

1) 1/2 a pound of gigante or white Lima beans

2) 6 chicken drumsticks

3) Kosher salt

4) Freshly ground black pepper

5) 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

6) 2 medium leeks, washed and chopped

7) 4 carrots, cut into rounds

8) 4 cups of chicken stock

9) 2 cups of water

10) 2 bay leaves

11) 2 tablespoons of flat leaf parsley

To Make:

Step One:

Soak the beans in a large bowl overnight with water covering the beans by three inches.

Step Two:

Season the chicken with one teaspoon of salt and 1/2 a teaspoon of pepper. In a 5-6 quart crock pot, heat the oil over high heat until hot. Place the chicken in the crock pot and sear the chicken, turning until browned on all sides. About six to eight minutes total.

Step Three:

Stir leeks and carrots into the crock pot, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the leeks are softened, about four minutes. Stir in the chicken stock, water and bay leaves, as well as the reserved beans, 1/2 a teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Simmer on low, covered, until the meat beans are very tender, about five hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve, sprinkled with the parsley. Do all the prep work the night before while the beans are soaking, then throw it all in the crock pot before you leave in the morning, When you get home, you have a hearty and healthy dinner for the family.

Serve with a glass of white wine and enjoy

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatori With Linguine And Caper Berries:

Boy oh boy, that is a mouthful to say, and an even better mouthful to eat. This one will require a little work when you get back home.Perfect Pasta Dinner:

Ingredients:

1) 1/2 teaspoon of unsalted butter

2) 1 1/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil ( plus some more for drizzling )

3) Six skinless chicken thighs bone- in fat trimmed

4) Kosher salt

5) Freshly ground black pepper

6) 1/2 a cup of white wine

7) 1 1/2 yellow onion finely diced

8) 6 large garlic cloves, finely minced

9) 1/4 cup of sweet paprika

10) 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes

11) 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth

12) 14 ounces of crushed tomatoes ( 1 can )

13) 12 caper berries in vinager, stems removed and halved lengthwise

14)1 pond of linguine pasta

15) Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, for serving

16) Coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley ( for the garnish )

To Make:

Step One:

In a large skillet, heat the butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the skillet, making sure not to crowd the pan. Cook until seared and golden brown, about four minutes per side. Add the white wine to the chicken and deglaze the pan. Transfer the chicken and juices to the slow cooker.

Step Two:

Return the skillet to the stove and set over medium heat. Pour in a half a tablespoon of olive oil and add the onions, garlic, paprika, and crushed red pepper flakes to the pan. Cook until the onions have lightly browned, about four minutes. Add in the spiced onion mixture to the slow cooker. Pour in the chicken broth, and crushed tomatoes, stir to combine. Cover and cook for three hours on high, until the chicken is tender.

Step Three:

Transfer the chicken to a work surface and, using two forks shred the chicken and discard the bones. Stir the shredded chicken into the sauce, add the caper berries, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step Four:

To serve, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Pro tip, add the salt to water after it comes to a boil, this will prevent the bottom of the pot from staining. Cook the pasta until al dente. ( firm to the tooth ) Drain water from the pot, reserving 1/2 a cup of the pasta water. Transfer the pasta to a large skillet set over medium heat and add the chicken cacciatori and pasta water to the noodles. Toss until the linguine is thoroughly coated. Transfer to serving bowls, sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with chopped parsley. Remember you should still have some of the White wine to serve with this. Get two bottles to be on the safe side.

Slow Cooker Sweet Paprika Chicken Tacos:Tasty Chicken Tacos:

I do not know a single person who does not like a good taco. And now you can have a healthy version.

Ingredients:

1) 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter

2) 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

3) 6 skinless bone- in chicken thighs, fat trimmed

4) Kosher salt

5) Freshly ground black pepper

6) 1/2 a cup of white wine

7) 1 finely diced sweet yellow onion

8) 6 finely minced large garlic cloves

9) 1/3 cup of sweet paprika

10) 1/2 a teaspoon of chili powder

11) 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth

12) 1 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes

13) 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime- juice

14) 3/4 of a cup of coarsely chopped cilantro leaves packed

15) 12 warm 6 inch flour tortillas

16) Shredded red cabbage for serving

17) Sour cream for serving

18) Sliced avocado for serving

19) Cotija cheese for serving

To Make:

Step One:

In a large skillet, heat the butter and olive oil over medium- high heat. Season the chicken with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the chicken to the skillet, making sure not to crowd the pan. Cook until richly seared and golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Pour in the white wine and deglaze the pan. Transfer the chicken to the slow cooker.

Step Two:

Return the skillet to the stove and set over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, paprika, and chili powder, and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the spiced onion mixture to the slow cooker. Pour in the chicken broth and crushed tomatoes and stir to combine. Cover and cook for two hours on high, or for four hours on low heat, until the chicken is tender.

Step Three:

Remove chicken from the sauce and transfer to a work surface. Using two forks, shred the meat and discard the bones. Stir the shredded chicken back into the sauce and add the lime juice, and the chopped cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step Four:

Using a slotted spoon, spoon the pulled chicken onto the warm tortillas and top with shredded cabbage, sour cream, avocado and cotija cheese, or whatever it is that you like to put on your tacos. Serve right away and enjoy.

Slow Cooker Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Pot Pie:Dutch Oven Pot Pie:

Ingredients:

1) 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

2) 2 medium-sized chopped onions

3) 1 chopped celery stalk

4) Kosher salt

5) Freshly ground black pepper

6) 1 tablespoon of all- purpose flour

7) 8 cups of chicken stock

8) 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into cubes.

9) 3/4 pound of pot pie noodles, or wide egg noodles

10) 2 fresh thyme sprigs

To Make:

Heat the slow cooker on high until hot. Stir in the butter until melted, then stir in the onions, celery, 3/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 a teaspoon of black pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 6- 8 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the chicken stock, chicken, noodles, and the thyme, then reduce the heat to low. Cook until chicken is very tender and the noodles are falling apart, about 6-8 hours. Season the pot pie with salt and pepper to taste. Then serve, and enjoy

Make Ahead Of Time:

You want to make things easier for yourself, am I right? Well, this is easy chicken crock pot recipes that you can make ahead of time, the night before. Then all you have to do is add everything to the crock pot in the morning and plug it in, and let the appliance do its job. Then you get home from work or from running all those errands, dinner is done and ready to serve a hungry family, or just for yourself.

Make sure that you have an extra bottle of white wine to wash down all the chicken. Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive, the life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely: Your friend John D. Have a blessed day.

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