Tuesday, July 22, 2014

20 Amazing From-Scratch Chicken Dinners to Make in the CrockPot

20 Amazing From-Scratch Chicken Dinners to Make in the CrockPot found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
Here are 20 Amazing From-Scratch Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners; I'd love any of these for a delicious meal!

I think most people who come here know that I also have a low-glycemic foods blog called Kalyn's Kitchen, and keeping up with both blogs is definitely more than a full time job.  Not that I'm complaining because I love blogging (best retirement job ever!)  But even bloggers need a vacation sometimes, and in the next couple of weeks I'm going to be taking two of them!

First I'm going to BlogHer14 in San Jose and spending some extra days hanging out with my friend Stephanie.  When I come home I'll have just a few days to get ready to go on a cruise to Alaska!  I don't want to spend my vacations trying to keep two blogs updated, so I've decided each time I'll leave you a round-up of tasty recipe ideas to check out while I'm off having fun.  This post has 20 Amazing From-Scratch Chicken Dinners to Make in the CrockPot.  Hope you enjoying trying some of these; I'll be back early next week with another new slow cooker from scratch recipe to feature.  (I'll make an effort to keep up on comments, questions, and social media, but if you don't get a reply as quickly as usual, you'll know why.)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Simple CrockPot Italian Chicken from Amee's Savory Dish

Simple CrockPot Italian Chicken from Amee's Savory Dish found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
I love this idea for delicious chicken with Italian flavors, served over zucchini noodles!  (Photos from Amee's Savory Dish.)

There's a lot to love about this Simple CrockPot Italian Chicken from Amee's Savory Dish, starting with the way Amee uses a rack inside the slow cooker so the chicken doesn't turn into a soggy mess while it cooks.  I also love the generous amount of grated Parmesan that I'm sure makes this chicken taste amazing, and how it's served over zucchini noodles so the dish is gluten-free and low-carb.  I'd probably keep the zucchini noodles raw for a little crunch; I think this sounds perfect for a Slow Cooker Summer Dinner the whole family will enjoy!

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
Boneless and skinless chicken breasts, olive oil, mashed garlic cloves, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, sea salt and pepper, diced tomatoes from a carton or can, freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.  For serving:  Zucchini noodles.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Slow Cooker Soy-Braised Chicken from The Perfect Pantry

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Lydia recommends making a double batch of this Slow Cooker Soy-Braised Chicken!  (Photo from The Perfect Pantry.)

(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, and this Slow Cooker Soy-Braised Chicken from The Perfect Pantry has all the Asian flavors that go so well with chicken, and using the slow cooker will keep your house cool!)

As soon as I read through the list of Asian seasonings that make up the braising liquid for this Slow Cooker Soy-Braised Chicken from The Perfect Pantry, I understood why Lydia regretted not making a bigger batch! If you have a big six quart slow cooker, please use it and double this recipe.  Than when the skinless-boneless chicken thighs have simmered until the chicken is falling-apart tender, you can serve the soy-braised chicken over rice, inside lettuce wraps, or even wrapped in a tortilla.  Trust Lydia; she says you will definitely not regret making a double batch of this tasty chicken!

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
Low-sodium chicken stock, dark soy sauce, Shao Hsing wine, garlic, vinegar, brown sugar, ginger root, orange zest, fresh-ground black pepper, star anise, cayenne pepper or dried red chile, boneless and skinless chicken thighs, arrowroot or cornstarch.  For serving: cooked white or brown rice, sliced scallions for garnish (optional).

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Slow Cooker Sweet Shoyu Chicken from Sweet Treats and More

Slow Cooker Sweet Shoyu Chicken from Sweet Treats and More found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
No matter how you serve this Slow Cooker Sweet Shoyu Chicken, Kristy says it will be a hit.  (Photos from Sweet Treats and More.)

If you're looking for an easy slow cooker meal that's going to please the family, this Slow Cooker Sweet Shoyu Chicken from Sweet Treats and More sounds like just the thing.  Kristy got this recipe from a friend who has six kids, and Kristy says what she loves about the recipe is how versatile it is:  serve over rice, make nachos, wrap in a tortilla, or eat it plain.  I think all those ideas sound good for a Slow Cooker Summer Dinner that's easy to throw in the CrockPot on a busy summer day.

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
Boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs, brown sugar, water, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, minced onion, green bell pepper.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas from Bev Cooks

Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas from Bev Cooks found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
Flank steak gets spicy and tender in the slow cooker; then it's made into Chipotle Steak Quesadillas and served with cool avocado on the side.  (Photos from Bev Cooks.)

It's hot outside, but luckily the flank steak for these Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas from Bev Cooks can cook entirely in the slow cooker, keeping the house cool and infusing the meat with wonderful flavors while it gets nice and tender.  Then make that delicious meat into quesadillas with cheese, red peppers, and cilantro and serve with a generous amount of cooling avocado for a perfect Slow Cooker Summer Dinner!

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
Flank steak, canned Chipotle peppers, Adobo sauce (from the canned peppers), scallions, cilantro, lime, salsa, red bell pepper, Mexi-blend cheese, multigrain tortillas, avocado, salt and fresh ground black pepper.

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