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Top 3 Crock Pot Chicken Recipes

Everyone needs a good crock pot chicken recipe. There is nothing easier than throwing everything in the slow cooker and then leaving it alone for the rest of the day. There’s nothing to do when you get home from work except serve a delicious meal. I’ve gathered dozens of recipes from many different places and I want to share my top 3 with you. So get your crock pot out of the cabinet and let’s get started.

BBQ Chicken for the Slow Cooker

It’s easy to throw some chicken and a bottle of BBQ sauce into the crock pot and say you have BBQ chicken. I like to put just a little bit of work into it. This is so much better than out of a bottle. Try it and let me know what you think. This slow cooker recipe is perfect for a summer family get together and so easy!

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground red hot pepper flakes, or to taste (I usually leave this out)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder</li?

Wash chicken breasts and pat dry. Place in crockpot. Combine all other ingredients and place in crockpot. Be sure that tops of chicken breasts are coated with mixture. Cook on HIGH 4 hours or LOW 6-7 hours, until chicken is fully cooked. Remove chicken to shred and replace in crock pot on LOW until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Crockpot Orange Chicken

The honey and orange juice give this some sweetness, but the garlic gives it some zing.

  • 3 chicken breasts or 8 thighs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • 1 1-2 tsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 10 oz thawed broccoli flowerets or 1 1/2 cup fresh broccoli
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup cold water
  • Cooked rice

Put the chicken in the crockpot. Mix all other ingredients (except cooked rice, broccoli, cornstarch and water) together and pour over the chicken. Turn on LOW and cook for 5-6 hours. Add broccoli and cook for 1 more hour. Remove broccoli and chicken. Add cornstarch mixture and cook on high until thickened. Serve over rice and top with “gravy”.

Crock Pot Kitchen Sink Stew

This is more of a winter dish, but it’s so good and so easy that I still make it in the summer. All I serve with this is cornbread because everything else is already in the pot.

Crock Pot “Kitchen Sink” Chicken Stew

2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, washed, patted dry, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 onion, diced

3 large carrots, peeled, cut into 1-inch-thick slices

4-5 redskin potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes

2 cans (14 oz. each) chicken broth

1 tsp. celery seed

1 tsp dry thyme leaves or Mrs. Dash all purpose seasoning

1/2 tsp black pepper

8 oz. mushrooms, cleaned, halved

1 C. frozen corn or 1 can corn, drained

1 C. frozen peas

If you like a tomato based stew, add drained diced tomatoes also.

Place all ingredients, except peas, in crockpot and stir. Cook on LOW 7-9 hours or HIGH 4-6 hours. Add peas about 20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!!!!

If you like these, you’ll love what you find on my blog at Terrific Crock Pot Chicken! You’ll find tons of recipes including the always popular, even with kids, Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki! Plus I’ll recommend cookbooks, special recipe books and crock pots.

Author: Trixie Sheldon
Article Source: EzineArticles.com

Mon, February 21 2011 » Cooking