Super Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for the Busy Mom
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It’s fall, the kids are back in school and life is busy! On those type of days, nothing is better than a meal you can throw in the slow cooker in the morning and it will be ready when you get home. If you read my post about my Moms Fall Must Haves, you know that I love a slow cooker! But some recipes have tons of steps or things that must be cooked before, which takes the easy out of everything!
My favorite recipes for the slow cooker consist of only a few ingredients that all you literally have to do is dump them in the slow cooker in the morning and set it and forget it! My favorite slow cookers have timers so you can set them and they will switch to warm once the it’s done. Then you sit down to eat, and everything is all ready!
Here are my favorite easy, quick slow cooker recipes – you will notice that most are chicken. That’s just because it hardly ever needs to be cooked before going into the slow cooker.
Pulled BBQ Chicken: Put chicken and a bottle of barbeque sauce into the slow cooker and let it cook 6-8 hours. I shred it before serving, let it soak for another 15 minutes and then serve on rolls or separate with sides!
Chicken Tacos: Into the slow cooker goes chicken, salsa, a packet of taco seasoning and frozen corn. Cook 6-8 hours – shred chicken and serve with taco sides like lettuce, tomato, sour cream and cheese!
Italian Chicken: Get some chunky, garden spaghetti sauce and put that and chicken into the slow cooker, cook 6 hours, then serve with pasta!
Stuffing Chicken: This involves slightly more prep than the others, but still less than 10 minutes! Whisk together a can of cream of chicken soup and 1 cup of milk. Pour a little on the bottom, then put in chicken and cover it with the rest of soup/milk mixture. Then cover with a layer of Stovetop stuffing and one tablespoon of butter, cut up into pieces. Cook for 6 hours and serve! I usually just make some vegetables to go with it.
Oven Stuffer Chicken: Grab a Perdue oven stuffer chicken – they have a convenient popper on it so you can tell when it’s done. Put baby carrots and onion in the bottom. Place chicken on top and then season chicken with onion soup. If you are in a hurry, you can cook it at high for an hour and then low for about 6 -7 hours. Otherwise, it takes about 9-10 hours on low. This is great because you already have a side in the carrots cooking with the chicken!
Turkey Tenderloin: Put some carrots and potatoes on the bottom. Place a turkey tenderloin on top and cover with chicken broth. Cook 8 hours and serve!
What is your go-to slow cooker recipe?