Crockpot Exploration!!

These are the recipes I’d like to try since borrowing my aunt’s crockpot!!  🙂

Apple Chicken Curry

Cook Time

6-8 hours on LOW
3-4 hours on HIGH
Slow Cooker
4 – 4.5 Quarts
Yields
4 servings
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Ingredients
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon curry powder, divided
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound small red potatoes, quartered
1 large tart cooking apple, chopped
1/3 cup golden raisins
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
Directions
  1. In a small skillet, sauté the sliced onion in the olive oil on medium heat, about 7 minutes. Season with 1 teaspoon of the curry powder.
  2. Season the chicken with the remaining curry powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place the potatoes, apple and raisings in the Crock-Pot® slow cooker, and add the seasoned chicken and onions.
  4. Cover; cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours (or on High 3 to 4 hours).
  5. Prior to serving, remove the chicken and potatoes and set aside, covering to keep warm.
  6. Add the sour cream to the remaining juices in the stoneware, whisking until smooth. Cook on High for 10 minutes or until warmed throughout.
  7. To serve, spoon the sour cream sauce over the chicken and potatoes and garnish with the cilantro.
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A whole chicken in the crock pot is a simple main dish that can be served with anything. This recipe isn’t fancy, but it is tasty!

Ingredients:

3 raw carrots, thickly sliced
3 raw celery stalks with leaves
2 medium onions, chopped
One whole chicken, 3 to 4 pounds
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 Tablespoons dried basil

Directions:

1. Spread carrots, celery and onions evenly into the bottom of the crock pot. Place the whole chicken on top.

2. Slowly pour the chicken broth over everything. Season with garlic powder, salt and black pepper.

3. Sprinkle basil on top, crushing the dried herbs between your fingers as you do (this releases more flavor).

3. Cover and cook on low 7 to 9 hours, until chicken is no longer pink inside.

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Pulled pork sandwich

Pulled Pork (Crock Pot). Photo by lazyme

Photo by lazyme

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Total Time:

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

18 hrs 30 mins

30 mins

18 hrs

duonyte‘s Note:

I found this pulled pork recipe years ago, and it’s a favorite at potlucks. Freezes well for easy quick meals.

Ingredients:

Servings:

10

Units: US | Metric

Directions:

  1. 1
    Slice one onion and place in crock pot.
  2. 2
    Put in the roast and cover with the other onion, sliced. Pour over the ginger ale. Cover and cook on LOW for about 12 hours.
  3. 3
    Remove the meat, strain and save the onions, discard all liquid. With two forks, shred the meat, discarding any remaining fat, bones or skin. Most of the fat will have melted away.
  4. 4
    Return the shredded meat and the onions to the crock pot, stir in the barbecue sauce. Continue to cook for another 4 to 6 hours on LOW.
  5. 5
    Serve with hamburger buns or rolls and additional barbecue sauce. Any leftovers freeze very well.
  6. 6
    TIP: freeze ready-made sandwiches – a scoop of meat on a bun, well-wrapped. These make a great quick meal or snack. To reheat, remove wrapping, wrap in a paper towel, and zap 1-2 minute in the microwave.
  7. 7
    Note: Shoulder or butt are recommended because the meat shreds very well. Other cuts do not shred as readily. It is a fattier cut, but the fat melts away in the cooking and is poured away when you discard the liquid.
  8. 8
    Note 2: I have an older, smaller crock pot. The above times work perfectly for me. But if you have a newer or bigger crock pot, you may need to revise times downward, esp. after the bbq sauce is added. I think you need at least a couple of hours for it all to meld, but that may be all you need. Update: I recently bought a bigger crockpot, I think 5 or 6 qts. I cooked a 6 lb pork shoulder in it for 8 hours and it was shreddable at that point. Shredded, added the sauce, and cooked for another hour or so to meld everything. So use your best judgment on timing!
  9. 9
    Note3: You might want to turn your roast over after it’s cooked a while, to ensure more even cooking. I think this may depend on the size and shape of your roast and the size of your slow cooker. Remember that each time you remove the lid you lose heat and be careful, as turning a large piece of meat is awkward.

Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/pulled-pork-crock-pot-131018#ixzz1y76z0h1h

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BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

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Total Time:

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

8 hrs 10 mins

10 mins

8 hrs

Kree‘s Note:

This is almost too easy to be called a recipe, but I had to share it anyway. I came up with it one night when I wanted a nice meal but …

Ingredients:

Servings:

4-6

Units: US | Metric

Directions:

  1. 1
    Remove all visible fat from the chicken and toss it in the crock pot.
  2. 2
    Place the onion slices on top of the chicken.
  3. 3
    Pour the barbecue sauce over top.
  4. 4
    You may not need the entire jar, just enough to cover the chicken.
  5. 5
    Cook it on LOW for 8 hours or until the chicken is nice and tender.
  6. 6
    Shred the chicken with a fork and knife; scoop the mixture onto the bottom buns and top it with the top buns.
  7. 7
    Or, if you’re like my dad, you might prefer leaving the breasts whole and eating it that way.
  8. 8
    Voila!
  9. 9
    An easy weeknight meal that doesn’t heat up your kitchen in the summertime!
  10. 10
    I love this with potato chips and a carrot and raisin salad.

Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/easy-and-tasty-barbecue-chicken-sandwiches-in-the-crock-pot-95569#ixzz1y77UM6tW

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Chicken Taco Meat

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Meat. Photo by ms_bold

Photo by ms_bold

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Total Time:

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

6 hrs

0 mins

6 hrs

* Pamela *‘s Note:

I adopted this recipe from the Recipezaar account, and I’m so glad that I did. This has become a regular addition to my OAMC and I have …

Ingredients:

Servings:

8

Units: US | Metric

Directions:

  1. 1
    Dissolve taco seasoning into chicken broth.
  2. 2
    Place chicken breasts in crock pot and pour chicken broth over.
  3. 3
    Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. 4
    With two forks, shred the chicken meat into bite-size pieces.
  5. 5
    To freeze, place shredded meat into freezer bags with the juices.
  6. 6
    Press out all the air and seal.

Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-chicken-taco-meat-4957#ixzz1y77j28KL

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Peach Cobbler

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Total Time:

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

3 hrs 5 mins

5 mins

3 hrs

yooper‘s Note:

A very simple recipe that yields fabulous results! People won’t believe this came out of a crock pot!

Ingredients:

Servings:

8

Units: US | Metric

  • 2 cups frozen peaches, sliced (undrained)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 -9 ounce Jiffy white cake mix (or 1/2 package of a 2-layer size cake mix)
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter

Directions:

  1. 1
    Lightly grease the slow cooker/Crock Pot; place peaches in the bottom.
  2. 2
    Sprinkle with cornstarch; toss.
  3. 3
    Drizzle with vanilla and sprinkle brown sugar over all.
  4. 4
    Sprinkle with cinnamon then cake mix.
  5. 5
    Drizzle melted butter evenly over cake mix.
  6. 6
    Cover and cook on high for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-peach-dump-dessert-20287#ixzz1y77s20NO

 

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