Chicken is a favorite meal for most people. However, many do not eat chicken as often as they would like to because preparing chicken is a somewhat difficult task. Others are convinced that they simply can’t find the time to prepare chicken in addition to the myriad of other things they have to do. While cooking chicken can be time-consuming, the truth is that it does not have to be.
With your favorite slow cooker, cooking chicken is made much simpler. All you have to do is place all the ingredients in a slow cooker, and you are free for an average of four hours. Then all that remains is for you to serve the chicken and enjoy. Nothing spells convenience better. Here are 5 slow cooker chicken recipes that you should try.
Slow Cooker Recipes
1. Salsa Chicken
Salsa chicken is a personal favorite of many. Not only is it exceptionally delicious, but it is also extremely easy to prepare. It takes only a meager five minutes to prepare, and you need to cook it for about six hours on low heat. To serve four people, you will need:
- 2 cups of salsa
- 4 chicken breasts that have been trimmed
- Two cups of cheese
Place the chicken in the slow cooker, and add the salsa as well. Let them cook for five hours on low heat. Then add the cheese for the last one hour of your cooking. Ensure that the cheese has melted completely and that the chicken is soft and tender. Once you are satisfied that the chicken is completely cooked, all that remains is for you to serve the chicken and enjoy. The best way to serve the chicken is with rice. You are guaranteed to relish each bite of your meal.
2. Lemon Garlic Chicken
This is yet another scrumptious meal that can be conveniently cooked in a crock pot. You can prepare it in only ten minutes, but you should let it cook on high heat for an average of five hours. For a meal that serves four, you will need:
- One whole chicken
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 4 lemons
- Herbs of your choice
Start by slicing the lemon and the garlic, and placing them at the bottom of the cooker. Then season the chicken with the salt and pepper, and any other spices you deem necessary. Add the chicken to the cooker. Cover it with the herbs of your choice, such as rosemary. You could even opt not to use any herbs if you don’t want to. Cover the chicken with more lemon and garlic, and leave it cooking for four hours. Afterward, simply serve the meal and enjoy.
3. Chicken Tikka Masala
If you fancy your chicken spicy, then this is certainly the recipe for you. It takes only ten minutes to prepare, and you should let it cook for up to 8 hours on low heat. For a meal that serves four, you will need:
- 8 thighs of boneless chicken
- 15 ounce crushed tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 chopped onion
- Black pepper
- Cilantro leaves
- 2 tablespoons of garam masala
- Sliced cucumber
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
First, combine the garam masala, garlic, onion, pepper, salt and tomatoes in the cooker. Then add the chicken and let it cook for eight hours straight. Meanwhile, place the cucumber, lemon juice, pepper, and cilantro in the refrigerator for eight hours as well. Afterward, stir the cream into the chicken, serve with cucumber and rice and enjoy.
4. Crockpot Chicken Barbeque
Chicken barbeque cooked in a crockpot is about as delicious as ordinary chicken barbeque. For a meal that will serve four you will require:
- 1 cup of barbeque sauce
- 2 lbs. of skinless and boneless chicken breasts
- ¼ cup of Zesty Italian dressing
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
Start by seasoning the chicken breasts with the salt, then place them in the crockpot. Then mix all the other ingredients in a mixing bowl, and pour them all over the chicken, and cook on high heat for about four hours. Afterward simply serve with your favorite accompaniment and enjoy.
5. Curried Chicken with Ginger and Yogurt
To prepare this scrumptious meal, you will need:
- 10 skinless and boneless chicken thighs
- 2 tablespoons of curry powder
- 4 chopped cloves of garlic
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- Black pepper
- 1/3 cup of tomato paste
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
Start by mixing the tomato paste with the garlic, curry powder, cumin, and ginger with 1 cup water. Then add the onions. Season the chicken with salt and paper, and add to the cooker as well. Cook the chicken for about eight hours on low heat, or until it is soft. Then add yogurt and a spoonful of salt to the chicken and stir thoroughly. Enjoy your meal.
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