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5 Five Ingredient Recipes: Slow Cooker Crock Pot Dinners
Do you enjoy slow cooker recipes with limited ingredient lists? You'll also enjoy three and four ingredient recipes!
Slow cookers or crock pots make it easy to cook a healthy dinner with a small amount of prep time. Even though the meal has a lengthy cooking time, you will barely have to touch the pot again after you've put all of your ingredients in it. There are a number of excellent slow cooker dinner recipes that only have 5 ingredients. It can't get much simpler than that. Happy cooking!
Tip: Don't forget to pay attention to the cooking time for a slow cooker recipe, especially for a new recipe. The time may vary from the one specified in the recipe depending on your slow cooker model and size. The time can also vary depending on the quantity of food that you prepare. (For example, the recipe may suggest 4-6 pounds of pork roast, but you are only preparing 2-3 pounds.)
Slow cooker liners make the slow cooker clean up process simple and quick.
Most slow cookers are large, which can make them a bit of chore to clean. If you are interested in skipping this process, think about purchasing slow cooker liners. They are inexpensive, readily available, and make the slow cooker clean up process go much more smoothly.
Introduction to the Slow Cooker
Ingredients: chicken thighs, dill pickle relish, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, chicken broth
Variations: Use chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs. Cook the chicken long enough that it shreds easily and serve it as sandwiches.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: A couple classic salads, such as potato salad and fruit salad will complete this meal. A light tossed salad will work well, too.
Ingredients: frozen meatballs, broccoli, onions, peppers, Asian toasted sesame dressing
Variations: Cut the vegetables into smaller pieces and serve the meatballs with toothpicks as an appetizer or snack.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: Serve it with the rice of your choosing. A light fruit side will complete this meal.
Unfortunately the original recipe link no longer works so I've linked a couple very similar recipes.
Ingredients: chicken breasts, corn, black beans, tomatoes, salsa
Variations: Chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. You can switch up the vegetables to suit your tastes. If you want to add kick up the flavor, go for a spicy salsa and/or add some seasonings.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: This is delicious on its own or as a taco or burrito filling.
Salsa Chicken II
If you really enjoy salsa chicken and are looking for another option, check this out.
Ingredients: chicken thighs, salsa or picante sauce, Dijon mustard, coriander, chili powder
Variations: Chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs. Again, you can adjust the spice level with the salsa and/or the seasonings.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: This version would also be great on its own or as a taco or burrito filling.
Ingredients: London broil beef, taco seasoning mix, chopped onion, white vinegar, garlic
Variations: Instead of beef, switch it up with chicken or pork. You can adjust the level of the spiciness with the taco seasoning mix that you buy or make yourself.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: Flour or corn tortillas and toppings of your choice such as lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, salsa, and sour cream. Refried beans, rice, and guacamole with chips all make excellent sides.
Honey Barbecue Chicken
Ingredients: chicken breasts, butter, soy sauce, honey, barbecue sauce
Variations: Chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. People have different taste preferences for barbecue (i.e. more sweet, more tangy, etc.). You can adjust the quantity of the ingredients accordingly.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: Jennifer recommends serving this chicken with potatoes and corn. It would also be delicious shredded and served as sandwiches.
- Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder Recipe
- My Favorite Things: 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder
Check out a picture of the recipe over here.
Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder
Ingredients: chicken breasts, tomatoes, nacho cheese soup, corn, shredded cheese
Variations: Chicken thigh instead of chicken breasts. You can switch up the cheese as you like or simply with what you have on hand.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: Crusty bread or fresh rolls will pair perfectly with a hearty chowder.
Ingredients: chicken thighs or drumsticks, cranberry sauce, dry onion soup mix, quick cooking tapioca, rice
Variations: If you enjoy chicken recipes with fruit, try experimenting with other fruits or fruit combinations.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: The picture with the recipe includes a simple side of roasted Brussels sprouts.
Beef Pot Roast
Ingredients: boneless shoulder pot roast, mushrooms, bell peppers, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce
Variations: You can experiment with different cuts of meat and can also mix up the vegetables.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: This is a fairly complete meal. Consider serving some fruit on the side.
Meatball and Gravy Sandwiches
Ingredients: onions, meatballs, beef gravy, nutmeg, hoagie buns
Variations: Instead of serving the meatballs in sandwiches, serve them with toothpicks as an appetizer or snack.
What else you'll need to serve dinner: Homemade potato wedges or sweet potato fries make excellent sides.
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