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Slow Cooker Short Cuts – A Winner of a Chicken Dinner

Posted by on Mar. 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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If you were to ask me what my favorite kitchen appliance was, I'd say that is hands down my slow cooker. I've had it for several years and have made every kind of meal in it - appetizers, breakfast, lunches, dinners, and desserts. But by far, my favorite meal to make is dinner, because using the slow cooker really frees up my day.

This amazing chicken dinner is so easy to make it might become a part of your regular recipe repertoire. All you need is a pound of chicken breast or boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Cut red potatoes into thick slices and cover chicken. Then pour one can of condensed chicken soup and one can of condensed cream of mushroom soup over the potato chicken mixture. Cook until tender. Serve with salad and sliced, buttered bread.

If you really want to get creative, go ahead and try dessert in your slow cooker too. Yes, I have two of them. I can cook dinner in one and dessert in another. A quick email search would show up at least a dozen delicious dessert recipes (like bread pudding or apple cobbler) that would be finished up in just an hour or so. Top any of those with vanilla bean ice cream and you have a pretty solid dessert. Yum!

Moms, what is your favorite chicken slow cooker meal?  

Photo courtesy of Lauri Patterson, via iStock Photography.

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MichelleK41
by Bronze Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 8:20 AM

I would have to say chicken enchiladas or Italian roast.

jessicasmom1
by Laina on Mar. 27, 2013 at 8:50 AM

thanks chicken enchiladas, chicken quesadillas, chicken chili 

goddess99
by Bronze Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Sounds good, very similar to what we're having tonight.

aneela
by Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 9:24 AM

that is so simple...wow...thanks

Madelaine
by Bronze Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Love slow cookers!

GwenMB
by Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 9:35 AM

I love when I have a whole chicken to throw in the crock pot - yummy chicken for dinner & left over chicken for other meals.

I should make some bread pudding - lots of crusts in the freezer that I need to use up.

lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Mar. 27, 2013 at 9:55 AM

I like making chicken tacos in my slow cooker.

othermom
by Danelle on Mar. 27, 2013 at 10:20 AM

That looks great.

othermom
by Danelle on Mar. 27, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I have never made chicken in the crockpot, I usually do pork or beef.

MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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I actually need to buy a new slow cooker because mine broke.

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