Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken Thighs

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How many of you avoid chicken thighs because you fear that they’re unhealthy? Me? Guilty. For years, I bowed at the altar of white meat. Chicken breasts only. But over time, I started to figure out a few things. Like moderation. And that in a slow cooker, dark meat is SO MUCH BETTER. Why? It… 

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Slow Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken


Have you ever tried chicken tagine? Tagine is a Moroccan dish packed with aromatic spices. It’s absolutely delicious. And pretty time consuming to prepare…unless you use a slow cooker! I was running out of interesting things to put in my slow cooker and decided it was time to figure out tagine in the crock pot. It… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off: 7 Nights of Slow Cooker

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School starts this week round these parts. Not just my son in elementary, but the my youngest is starting preschool. I anticipate many hours in the car and not a lot of time at home. Slow cooker to the rescue! It’s the time of year that we dust off our slow cookers and thank God… 

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Slow Cooker Char Siu {Chinese BBQ Pulled Pork}


Two of my favorites, pulled pork and any kind of Asian food…in one dish. Yeah, I’m in love. Especially since traditional pulled pork can be pretty fatty and this absolutely isn’t. So I can eat it guilt free. YESSSS. This flavorful pork (char siu), after eight hours in the slow cooker, absolutely falls apart and… 

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Crock Pot Curry Chicken with a Coconut Twist

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When I tried curry for the first time, it was of the green variety — it was also homemade by a graduate school friend of Indian heritage from the Caribbean. It was amazing, and I’ve been super picky about curry ever since. You can’t blame me, really! Restaurant curry isn’t my favorite; it’s usually Americanized… 

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Slow Cooker Gluten Free Minestrone


Because of the lack of noodles, I hesitated to call this savory soup a minestrone. After a thorough internet search on whether or not minestrone is, in fact, minestrone, without the noodles, and not finding a conclusive answer, I turned to a real live Italian friend; she assured me that as long as the beans… 

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Slow Cooked Beef Borscht

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It’s January and my active vegetable gardening days are pretty limited.  My current choices of winter produce from the garden or the market are: beets, carrots, onions and kale.  All wonderful  vegetables by themselves, but I wondered what could I do that would put them together in a comforting and healthy dish?  Beef borscht of… 

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Slow Cooker Chicken Pepperoni Marinara


This super simple slow cooker chicken recipe only has 5 ingredients plus spices, and it practically cooks itself. Slow Cooker + Chicken + Pepperoni + Marinara = Healthy & Delicious. It is, without a doubt, one of the best slow cooker recipes that’s ever crossed these lips! Want to know a little secret? It wasn’t… 

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Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken

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  My husband and I often create different variations of Hawaiian-style chicken. It’s simple, scrumptious, and always has a perfect flavor combination. If you’re anything like my husband (who is part Hawaiian), you grew up eating at places like L&L, or maybe a local Hawaiian BBQ spot. I’ve always loved the food at those types… 

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Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Chicken


This recipe originally ran in April of 2012, but we love it so much, we wanted to share again! It’s the perfect slow cooker dish for a cold fall evening! ***** To be honest, I don’t even know where I came across this creamy ranch chicken recipe. I have it written on a {stained} index… 

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