Slow Cooker Sesame Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Sesame Garlic Chicken

Slow cooker sesame garlic chicken that tastes like take-out? Yes, please. The chicken breast slow cooks all day and absorbs all the flavors of mirin, sesame, soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic. The chicken is pull-apart tender when finished and the sauce tastes amazing. I love to put the slow cooker sesame garlic chicken over rice and serve it with some steamed broccoli but you can eat it on its own or even over some noodles.

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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

There are so many things I want to cook now that the temperature has cooled off!  This slow cooker beef stroganoff recipe is just the tip of the iceberg.  You know I love, love, love my slow cooker.  I do the prep the night before and put the whole crock pot into the fridge.  Then come dark o’clock the next morning, in the midst of making lunches, getting the kids off to school, and walking to dog, I take that sucker out, plop it in its spot on the counter and crank it up for a nice low and slow 8 hours.  While I’m at work, it cooks!  Besides a wonderful dinner, cleanup is a breeze.  All the work is done in advance and I almost always use slow cooker liners so you just toss those in the trash when you’re done and do a quick wash and your cooker is ready for the next meal!  

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Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup

Slow cooker beef barley soup

Are you feeling the chill?  A little fall nip in the air?  Are you ready for some hearty soup?  This slow cooker beef barley soup recipe is souper easy to make (see what I did there…hee hee).  And once again, a wonderful smell wafts at you when you open the door after a long work day.  Have you noticed it’s getting darker much earlier now too?  Winter is coming…  I made this soup on Monday night and plopped the it in the slow cooker on Tuesday morning.  Tuesdays are always the roughest day of the week for me.  Never Monday for some reason.  So it was a great treat to come home to an already made comfort meal.

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Green Chili Pulled Pork

This green chili pulled pork roast roast recipe has a part one and a part two.  Part one is the roast itself and then part two will be a green chili pulled pork enchilada recipe.  Whole pork shoulder roasts (also called Boston butt roasts) that are sold whole in the bag are inexpensive and huge.  This is a lot of meat!  If you don’t want to make part two, you can simply put the leftovers in the freezer and enjoy them a different night.

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Slow Cooker Roast Beef and Gravy

Roast beef and gravy on a week night?  You betcha!  Don’t even bother putting your slow cooker away.  I have so many delicious recipes I’m going to be cooking and when you see them, you will want to cook them all too!  You can cook this roast beef recipe with your favorite fall root vegetables.  Just toss them in with the meat and they will be ready at the end of the day.  If you mash up some potatoes, you can serve the roast beef, gravy and veggies right on top.  

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu

Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu

In the spirit of make-ahead meals for the busy work week, add this chicken cordon bleu recipe to your favorites.  It’s super easy to make and everyone loves it, kids and grown-ups alike.  There’s nothing like coming home from work after a busy day and smell a delicious dinner, ready to be eaten.  Mmmm….  I like to make this with a little extra cream of mushroom soup and milk so that it’s very wet and saucy and then you use the sauce as a kind of gravy over some white rice.  You could also use this is a gravy over biscuits, making this a sort of France meets the South fusion dish.  If you’d like to do that, just double the amount of soup and milk.  It will make your chicken kind of soupy when it’s ready.  If you prefer a thicker sauce, keep the recipe as-is.  It’s delightful both ways. Read more

Mongolian Beef in the Slow Cooker

Mongolian Beef in the Slow Cooker

Slow cooked Mongolian beef is an easy weeknight dinner that you can prep the night before or in the morning before you head out the door.  When I make this, I prep it all the night before, including measuring and putting the rice into the rice cooker.  I measure and set the water for the rice aside so I can just throw it in and turn on the rice cooker when I walk through the door. Read more