Never Too Hot for the Crock Pot

Who says it’s too hot out to use the crock pot?

As someone who works full-time, the crock pot is something I depend on year-round.

I have a hard time relegating the slow cooker to the winter months when it allows me to come home to a no-fuss, already cooked dinner.

This evening dinner came together in a flash since I covered some chicken breasts in chicken broth and let them cook in the crock pot all day.

After forking the breast meat apart, Ryan and I covered the chicken in BBQ sauce and assembled our BBQ pulled chicken sandwiches to enjoy alongside roasted zucchini.

BBQ Pulled Chicken

Dinner is Served

Yum, Yum

Yet another slow cooker success!

I think an evening walk with the pup is in order tonight. Off to take Sadie for a stroll around the neighborhood.

See ya in the mornin’!

30 Responses

  1. I’m such a fan of cooking chicken in the crock pot! I get really grossed out handling the raw meat, so I love that I can just put it in there and then not think about it for a couple hours.

  2. I love the crock pot. It is so wonderful to have your dinner cooking away all day and all the work is done….you just eat. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I need to get out of the mindset that a slowcooker wouldn’t get used much with me bc I’m veg…I’m sure I could find ton of veg recipes, and who doesn’t love extra time in the evening after work?!?

  4. The crock pot is a lifesaver! Plus, BBQ is definitely a summer meal and only tastes best in the slow cooker form! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Your recipes always make me want to invest in a slow cooker. They take up a lot of room, but it definitely seems worth it! So simple. Love the roasted zucchini, too!

  6. mmm, looks so good!

  7. I agree…I made your beef tips tonight…it is one of Keith’s favorites! He begs for it! ha! He always says can we have the peanutbutter girl’s beef tips! haha!

  8. That looks great! I really need to use my Crock Pot more often!!

  9. I love how great a crockpot makes your house smell.

    I can’t wait till I move in with Sean in like 10 days and make our apartment smell divine!

  10. I agree! I made an awesome Thai chicken curry in my Crock Pot today. I had my bridesmaids over to help me assemble my wedding invites and we all enjoyed the tasty, slow cooked meal ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Mmm, that looks good! I’ve always wanted a crock pot but leaving it all day unaccompanied makes me a little nervous. Have you ever had trouble with yours?

    • nope! i also think they make crock pots that automatically switch off if they get too hot if you’re concerned. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. sorry to post again, but I had to tell you this!

    my good friend has a vizsla, and i got some doggie time in yesterday! i posted pics, and referenced Sadie over here…I hope you don’t mind! =0) i can take down the link/reference if you do though!

    they are such a *spunky* breed of dogs, you’re very lucky! =0)

    anyway, here is the post if you want to check her out!

    have a good evening!

  13. I only use the crockpot for short recipes where I plan to be home for awhile. I never leave my house with any appliance still on! Too many bad things to go wrong…

    But it does look like something my husband would love! I could probably make it overnight and then he could reheat for dinner.

  14. Dinner looks gooooooood!
    I had a question about your slow cooker taco recipe: do you brown the meat first before you place it in the crockpot?

  15. looks wonderful! i love the bread you used too….it seems to sit better in my tummy than regular loaf bread.

  16. What a brilliant idea to pull out the ol wintertime crockpot… I’ll bet the house doesn’t heat up nearly as much as it does with the oven, right?

    Good idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I love my crockpot. I have a great chicken recipe called Garlic Chicken.

    4-6 chicken breasts
    10 cloves of unpeeled garlic
    1 tbsp paprika
    1 tbsp lemon pepper
    1 onion sliced

    Place the onion on the bottom of the crock pot. Place chicken breasts on top of the onion. Sprinkle with lemon pepper and paprika. Place garlic cloves (UNPEELED) on top and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

  18. Amen! It is never too hot (not even in FL) for the crockpot! It might just be the one small appliance I would take on a deserted island with me. ๐Ÿ™‚ So many less dishes….

  19. I couldn’t agree more! In fact it inspired me to cook mexican chicken in the crock-pot! similar to your taco but not ground chicken just chicken breast!

    I do have a question, how is ground chicken? what does it taste like?

    • it’s really good! reminds me a lot of ground turkey… but i actually like it better.

  20. Do you ever try cooking the chicken in BBQ sauce and not just broth? I bet the bbq flavor would be absorbed so deliciously in the chicken.

  21. Another quick easy recipe is to take a pound or two of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and put them in the crockpot with 2 cans of cream of chicken soup (no water) on low. I shred the chicken when I get home and put it back in the crockpot and serve on buns, over rice, or over noodles…YUM!

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