Slow Cooker Moist Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

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I had a lot of yard work to get done so I needed to free up some time. This slow cooker recipe from Taste of Home cookbook looked pretty good so I decided to give it a try. It requires only a few ingredients with almost no prep time.

Slow Cooker Moist Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds’ chicken drumsticks
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves (sliced thin)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
Instructions
  1. Place drumsticks in a slow cooker lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the tomato sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic and pour the sauce mixture over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken juices run clear. (internal temp. of 185F)
  3. Remove the chicken to a serving platter and pour the juices into a small sauce pan.
  4. In a small glass mix together the cornstarch and water.
  5. Skim any fat from the surface of the sauce, bring the mixture to a boil, and then stir in the cornstarch mixture. Stir and cook until mixture thickens.
  6. Serve sauce with the chicken.

 

 

Slow Cooker Honey Barbecued Chicken

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This Honey Barbecued Chicken is simple to put together and delicious. It only takes about 4 hours in the slow cooker with just a little prep time. There is a good chance you will have everything on hand to put this recipe together.

Slow Cooker Honey Barbecued Chicken
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 – 6 bone in chicken thighs (skin removed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion (sliced)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. • In a nonstick skillet over medium high heat, using the oil, cook chicken on both sides until nicely browned; arrange chicken on bottom of slow cooker. Arrange the sliced onion around the chicken thighs.
  2. • In a medium size bowl mix together the remaining ingredients.
  3. • Pour the barbecue mixture over the chicken, cover, and cook for 4 – 5 hours on low or until chicken is almost fall off bone tender.
  4. • Layer a boiler pan with aluminum foil. Place the chicken on the foil and spoon some additional barbecue over the top. Place chicken about 8 inches below the element and broil on high until chicken starts to brown.
  5. (Note: this recipe is very good even if you skip the broiler step)

 

Balsamic Glazed Zucchini Recipe

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If you’re looking to use up some of your fresh garden zucchini here is a recipe that makes an excellent side dish. It doesn’t require many ingredients and cooks quickly.

Balsamic Glazed Zucchini Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 medium zucchini (cut into ½ inch slices)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat using the oil cook zucchini until tender; add the garlic and salt and cook for an additional 1 minute. Remove zucchini from the skill and set aside on a plate.
  2. Pour the vinegar into the now empty skillet, bring to a boil, and cook until mixture is reduced to about half. Add the zucchini back to the skillet and toss to coat.

Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine

Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Casserole Recipe

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Using the slow cooker made this recipe real simple to put together. There is a little prep time involved, but nowhere near as much as when you actually have to stuff the cabbage.

All the flavors are there, they are just taking on a different form, and because it is cooked in the slow cooker it frees up a lot of time to get some other things done.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Casserole Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 medium green pepper (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can tomato paste (6 ounces)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar – optional
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet cook burger and onion until burger is no longer pink inside; drain if needed. Place the burger mixture in the bottom of the slow cooker and mix in the cabbage, green pepper, and rice.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the water and tomato paste, and the mix in the rest of the ingredients. Add the mixture to the slow cooker and mix until well combined.
  3. Cook on low for 4-5 hours or until rice and vegetables are tender.
  4. Serve hot.

 

Slow Cooker Angel Chicken Recipe

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This Slow Cooker Angel Chicken Recipe only requires a few ingredients with very little prep time. Outside of having to cook the pasta it is pretty much a set it, and forget it recipe.

I thought it was really good, and my wife loved it! Give this one a try.

Slow Cooker Angel Chicken Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • ¼ cup Tuscan House Italian dressing
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 ½ pound boneless skinless chicken thighs (cut into bite size pieces)
  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a medium size bowl mix together the cheese, soup, dressing, and wine until thoroughly combined.
  2. Arrange chicken pieces in the bottom of the slow cooker and pour the soup mixture over the chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or on high for 2 to 3 hours or until chicken is done.
  4. Just before chicken is done cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  5. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta, and garnish with parsley; if using.

Adapted from Kraft Recipes

Slow Cooker Country Captain Chicken

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This Slow Cooker Country Captain Chicken is has pretty much the vegetable ingredients as chicken cacciatore, but uses much different spicing. The sauce is a little on the sweet side, has a little bit of heat incorporated into the spicing associated with chutney.

If you looking for a good dish that is a little different, give this one a try. This is a recipe that is simple to put together and because it is cooked in the slow cooker it will free up some your time while it is cooking.

Slow Cooker Country Captain Chicken
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 bone in chicken thighs
  • 1 medium onion (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
  • 5 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 jar chutney (8 ounces)
  • 4 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Salt and pepper chicken. Using the oil in a skillet over medium high heat cook chicken on both sides until nicely browned; set aside on a plate.
  2. In the same skillet reserving about 1 tablespoon of the fat cook the onion and green pepper seasoned with ½ teaspoon salt until softened. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, and tomato paste; simmer until mixture is thickened and smooth. Off heat and mix in the chutney, garlic, curry powder, paprika, thyme, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Remove the skin from the chicken and arrange the chicken over the bottom of the slow cooker; pour the sauce over the top.
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours – serve over cooked rice or noodles. (chicken should be at least 185F)

 

Adapted from cookscountry

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Ribs Recipe

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These sweet and sour ribs require a little bit of work, but they are delicious and well worth the effort. They are cooked in a slow cooker so they are fall off the bone tender.

If you’re in the mood for ribs give this Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Ribs Recipe a try; they are really good.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Ribs Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (seeded and coarsely chopped)
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger (peeled and chopped)
  • 6 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can pineapple juice (6 ounce can of frozen concentrate)
  • 1 jar apricot jelly (12 ounces)
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar (packed)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce plus 2 tablespoons
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar plus 1 tablespoon
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 racks of baby back ribs about 1 ½ pounds each (halved)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Instructions
  1. Place onion and red pepper into a food processor and process until finely chopped; transfer mixture to a bowl.
  2. In another bowl mix together the tomato paste, ginger, and garlic.
  3. Using the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat cook the onion and red pepper for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato paste mixture to the skillet and continue cooking until fragrant and then stir in the pineapple juice, ¼ cup of the soy sauce, ¼ cup vinegar, jelly, sugar, and red pepper flakes; continue cooking until sauce is slightly thickened.
  5. Salt and pepper the ribs and lightly spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray. Line the ribs around the edges with the wide ends pointing down(kind if making a circle). The ribs will slide down a little bit. Spoon the sauce over the ribs letting some of the sauce run down the back of the ribs. Cook on low 4-5 hours or on high for 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours or until ribs are tender.
  6. Remove ribs to a platter and tent with aluminum foil.
  7. Run the sauce though a strainer to eliminate the solids and defat the juice; discard the solids. (if you don’t have a fat separator pour the mixture into a zip lock bag – when the fat raises to the top poke a small hole in the bottom to drain the juice stopping the draining process before the fat starts to come out of the bag. Discard the fat with the bag).
  8. In a small sauce pan cook the juice over medium heat until reduced to about half. Mix the remaining soy sauce with the cornstarch and stir it into the sauce, cooking and stirring until sauce thickens and then stir in the remaining vinegar.
  9. Slice the ribs between the bones and place them in a large bowl, pour the sauce over the top, and toss the ribs until well coated.
  10. Serve hot.

Adapted from Cooks Country

Slow Cooker Smothered Chicken with Bacon and Onions

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This Slow Cooker Smothered Chicken with Bacon and Onions is one of my favorites. It is cooked in the slow cooker so the chicken is fork tender and the sauce is rich and creamy; loader with bacon and cream cheese.

You and your family will love this one.

Slow Cooker Smothered Chicken with Bacon and Onions
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 slices of bacon cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 medium onions (sliced)
  • ⅓ cup all- purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (skin and fat removed)
  • 4 cups egg noodles (uncooked)
  • 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet cook bacon until crispy. Remove bacon to a plate covered with toweling to drain; drain the skillet reserving about 2 tablespoons of fat in the skillet. Place the onions in the skillet and cook until onions are soft and start to brown. Whisk in the flour and pepper, mix in ½ the bacon and the broth and cook until mixture thickens.
  2. Arrange chicken thighs in the bottom of the slow cooker and pour the onion mixture over the top. Cook on low for 4 – 5 hours or 3 – 4 on high.
  3. Mix together the cream cheese, garlic powder, and milk until well blended.
  4. Cook egg noodles according to package directions; drain and spread the noodles on a serving platter. Arrange chicken thighs on top of the noodles and lightly cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  5. Mix the cream cheese mixture into the onion mixture in the slow cooker, stir until well combined and heated through.
  6. Pour cream cheese sauce over the chicken and noodles and then sprinkle with the remaining bacon.

Adapted from Kraft.com

Slow Cooker Chicken with Merlot Recipe

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This is a great recipe that is sure to warm up a cold winter’s night. I served this dish with pasta which reminded a lot of chicken and spaghetti, and because it is cooked in the slow cooker, it freed up a lot of time so I could get some early Christmas shopping done.

This Slow Cooker Chicken with Merlot Recipe is simple and requires very little prep time.

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Slow Cooker Chicken with Merlot Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 5 - 6
Ingredients
  • 1 package fresh mushrooms (8 ounces – sliced)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 can tomato paste (6 ounces)
  • ¼ cup Merlot
  • 2 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • You choice of cooked pasta (I used spaghetti)
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Place onion, mushrooms, and garlic in the bottom of the slow cooker and then place the chicken thighs on top.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix together the tomato paste, Merlot, tapioca, sugar, basil, salt, and pepper. Pour mixture over the chicken, cover, and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  3. Serve over pasta sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Note: ¼ cup chicken broth can be used in place of the Merlot.

 

Slow Cooker Tasty Pork Ribs Recipe

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Tender and delicious these Slow Cooker Tasty Pork Ribs are the perfect solution to free up some time if you have a busy day coming up. They take 7 – 8 hours to cook on low or 4 – 5 hours on high. The original recipe calls for bone in ribs but the local market had boneless on sale so I went that route. In short use whatever you have available.

Slow Cooker Tasty Pork Ribs Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 8 country style pork ribs
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup barbeque sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix together all the ingredients except for the ribs in the bottom of a slow cooker. Place the ribs in the slow cooker and roll in the sauce to coat.
  2. Cook on low 7-8 hours or on high 4-5 or until ribs are fork tender.
  3. Remove ribs to a serving platter and serve topped with the sauce. Can also serve sauce over rice or noodles.

Adapted from tasteofhome cookbook.