Crockpot

Slowly Cooked Savory Chicken Dinner

This is an excellent slow cooker chicken breast meal! All in one pot, fast & simple and so very yummy too! Not to mention that it’s true comfort food as well.

Slow Cooker Chicken Breast Dinner & Gravy

Ingredients

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken strips

4-6 red potatoes, washed and cut into wedges

1 pound fresh or frozen green beans

16 oz sliced mushrooms

1 packet Italian seasoning

1 packet chicken gravy

1 C water

2 Tbsp butter, melted (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Grease your crockpot insert with cooking spray or butter. In a medium bowl add the water, melted butter, gravy and Italian seasoning packets. Stir until well combined. Set aside.

2. Layer chicken, potatoes, green beans and then the mushrooms. Pour the sauce mixture over the vegetables and chicken. Cover and cook on low for six to seven hours. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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Skinny Vegetarian Chili

Outsmart the picky eaters in your family by serving them this healthy and full of flavor Vegetarian Chili. This recipe is so tasty that I practically forgot it was meatless. I am certain that your family will enjoy this dish without even realizing that it’s meatless. As beans is the substitute for meat in this chili which adds fiber, and at under 300 calories per serving, you can give yourself some leeway by adding your favorite toppings.

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Mexican Chili

Ingredients

2 15-ounce cans Ro-Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies

1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes

1 16-ounce cans Bush’s® Chili Beans,

1 15-ounce can Goya black beans

12-ounces frozen yellow corn

1 small onion, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 4.5-ounce can diced green chilies

1 Tbsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

½ tsp onion powder

½ -1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 Tbsp cilantro, fresh or dried

⅛ tsp black pepper

Optional toppings

Onions

Sour Cream

Cheese

Tortilla chips

Directions

1. Add all of the ingredients to a 6-quart insert crock pot and stir until well combined.

2. Cook on LOW for eight hours or on HIGH for four hours. Serve hot with your favorite toppings.

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Birthday celebration and Buffalo Chicken

I had a real nice and relaxing birthday celebration with my family. We didn’t do anything except for eating. We consumed Chick-fil-A and Torchy’s Tacos and for dessert cupcakes

I am going to be sharing with you Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Wings as I promised. I too had intended to make cucumber salad but I unfortunately didn’t have any cucumbers. Yes, I realized that I could have made a trip to the grocery store but I didn’t feel like it. Do you feel that way too sometimes?

So I decided to make the salad next week instead.

I want say Thank You so very much for your patience with me and the fact that I have not been blogging as much as I usually do.

Anyway, I made a few changes to this crockpot recipe. The first thing I did was to use thighs that I had stored in freezer because I didn’t have any wings. Then I made a change to the liquid. My choice was to use vegetable broth instead of beer because I didn’t have any in my pantry.

Since I made a change to the liquid I actually became nervous about how this recipe was going to turn out. But to my surprise the taste of the chicken went above and beyond my expectations. It was incredibly moist and juicy. Not to mention that it wasn’t to overwhelming spicy.

Do you love Wings and want a super easy way to satisfy your craving without the hassle of cooking them and sweating in your hot kitchen? Well how about you give these Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings a try. You will not be disappointed!

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Wings

Ingredients

12-14 whole chicken wings or thighs1¼ c Frank’s Hot Sauce (or favorite hot sauce), divided

1¼ c butter, divided

1 C Chicken or vegetable broth

Directions

1. Cut chicken in half. Place chicken in crock pot. In a medium saucepan melt one cup of butter and add one cup of hot sauce and stir until completely combined. Stir one cup of broth into sauce. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for six-seven hours or HIGH for three-four hours.

2. Turn on your broiler. Melt ¼ cup butter into ¼ cup hot sauce and stir until well combined. Spread wings out evenly on a broiler pan and coat generously with sauce

3. Place wings in broiler for four-five minutes, checking constantly so they don’t burn.

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Sweet, Tangy & Spicy Pork Chops

My apologies for being more serious in the video this week for the Slow Cooker Spicy Peach Glazed Pork Chops recipe.

The video is still pretty funny because I am such a serious person. Also, I have added some music to this one. The songs are A Bushel and a Peck by Doris Day and Rockin Robin by Bobby Day. Considering I am an afternoon/evening person and I filmed this early in the morning, you could say I could have had another cup of coffee beforehand. How about you? Are you more of a morning, afternoon, or evening person?

When I prepared this dish I had to make some minor adjustments. Firstly, I was cutting back on the amount of how much red pepper flakes it called for because I am a real pansy when it comes to spicy things. The original recipe called for a teaspoon but I chose to use 1/4 of a teaspoon instead. Secondly, I didn’t have any peach preserves on hand but I thankfully found that I had a jar of apricot and used that as a substitute.

This is by no means necessary, but my suggestion to you is use apricot preserves over peach because they really made a huge difference in the taste of the pork chops. The apricots gave them a good mixed taste of sweetness and tartness. They weren’t not too sweet as the peach would have made it.

These chops were not only sweet and tangy but the red pepper flakes provided the chops a nice touch of spice without being overwhelming spicy.

Cook up some super tender pork chops in your crock pot. That are certainly packed with a variety of delicious flavors.

Slow Cooker Spicy Peach Glazed Pork Chops

 

Ingredients

6 Tbsp butter

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp dried thyme

3/4 C peach or apricot preserves

1 tsp soy sauce

6 boneless pork chops

Salt and pepper

Directions

1. Melt the butter in small saucepan over medium high heat, whisking occasionally until it foams. Once fully melted, whisk until you see little brown flecks form. Add red pepper flakes and thyme and remove from heat. Let cool for two minutes. Whisk soy sauce and peach preserves into melted butter.

2. Season pork chops with salt and pepper and place inside a greased crock pot. Pour sauce on top. Cover and cook on low for six-seven hours depending on the thickness of the pork chops.

Spicy Southern Kitchen

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On Tuesday evening I made Honey Dijon Garlic Chicken. It’s one of my favorite chicken recipes and so very yummy!

True comfort food at it’s greatest

When I think of the comfort foods Sloppy Joes and Tater Tots my mouth begins to water. Mmm…yummy, my mouth is watering right now just thinking about those two. I realize they are unhealthy but they are out of this world true comfort food.

Here's a savory casserole that
you seriously can't go with as it has tater tots and sloppy Joes all wrapped into one dish. It's quick and easy to prepare. Did I mention that it's pure comfort food? Your family will certainly LOVE this recipe! What more could you want?

Crock Pot Tater Tot Sloppy Joe Casserole Recipe

Ingredients

1 lb. ground beef or turkey
½ onion, diced
1 c tomato sauce
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tsp mustard
2 tsp garlic, minced
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1 can red kidney beans, optional
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 bag tater tots, frozen

Directions

1. In a large skillet heat two tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot place the meat, onion, garlic, pepper and salt into the skillet, stirring occasionally until meat is fully cooked. Once the meat is cooked remove from heat drain and the fat. Return it to the stove.

2.. Add tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and mustard to the beef mixture. Mix well. Add the kidney beans, if desired.

4. Spray the inside bowl of the slow cooker with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper. Pour a layer of tater tots onto the bottom of the bowl. Cover with the beef mixture. Place another layer of tater tots on top of the beef mixture.

5. Cover and Cook on LOW for eight hours or on HIGH for four hours. In the last thirty minutes of cooking, remove the lid and sprinkle on the cheese. Replace lid and continue cooking until the cheese is melted and gooey.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream or ketchup if you desire.

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Crockpot? or Stovetop? You decide

I am happy to announce that I converted my first stovetop recipe into a crockpot version. It was this Apple Cider Pork Chops recipe. It worked out perfectly! They were incredibly tasty and of course very easy to prepare.

For those of you who would like to use the stove I have included the cooking instructions for that as well.

Apple Cider Pork Chops

Ingredients

4 bone-in or boneless pork chops, rinsed and pat dry
1 tsp salt and pepper
2 Tbsp canola oil, only if you're using the stove
1 1/2 C apple cider or apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp mustard

Directions

Crockpot

1. Whisk together in a small mixing bowl the apple cider, brown sugar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined. Next, place your chops into your 4 or 6-quart crockpot insert. Then pour the glaze the pork chops. Cover and cook on LOW for six to eight hours.

Stovetop

1. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat two tablespoons of canola oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Cook pork chops in oil for about four-eight minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove them from the skillet.

2. In the same skillet, combine 1 1/2 cups apple cider and two tablespoons packed brown sugar; cook to a thick, syrupy glaze and until reduced by about half. Stir in one tablespoon of the mustard. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Pour glaze over pork chops for serving.

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I am going to go back on last years articles to edit and give them better pictures. I want to make them look nice and professional. I'll start this process next week beginning with my favorite Chicken Parmesan.

Here are some other recipes that I will be cooking

Crock Pot Tater Tot Sloppy Joe Casserole                                                                                     Marinated Baked Pork Chops
Buffalo Brussel Sprouts

Buffalo Chicken and Tater Casserole

Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole

Ingredients

3 lb red potatoes, washed and cubed
2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1/2 lb bacon (about six thick slices), cooked until crisp and diced 4 green onions, thinly sliced
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/3 C prepared buffalo wing sauce (I love Frank's)
2 C shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

Grab your 6-quart slow cooker. Place the potatoes into the insert, and add the chicken. Add the bacon, green onions, garlic, paprika, and pepper. Stir in the buffalo wing sauce, and top with the cheese. Cover, and cook on low for seven hours, or until the potatoes have reached the desired tenderness.

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