Tag Archive | Slow Cooker

Frank’s Favourite Slow Cooker Thai Chicken 

I came across this recipe online, as always…amirite?! LOL Was craving chicken and peanut butter, and this recipe ticked those boxes nicely. I know what you see in the photo, doesn’t look like much, but we really liked it. Next time I’ll make this the same way, but will add veggies for sure!! The flavours melded together nicely…I even put more peanut butter then it called for, but that’s me!! It will definitely be added to our rotation. Next time I’ll also try my best to remember the cilantro and peanuts as garnish LOL I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one too, if you’re a peanut butter lover too!!

Frank’s Favourite Slow Cooker Thai Chicken
Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂 

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Slow Cooker Mediterranean Stew

I found this recipe last week, on AllRecipes.com, while searching for a vegetarian slow cooker dish. I think it’s more, Mediterranean inspired, because of the spice combination. It turned out pretty good and VERY spicy (which we like), but that’s due to the amount of red pepper flakes I put in it. If you follow the recipe to a ‘T’, I don’t believe it’ll be too spicy. We’re not huge okra fans, so I used red kidney beans instead. It definitely thickened up the stew, more so, then the original recipe probably gets. But we don’t mind it 🙂 Next time I think I’ll add chickpeas instead though, and possibly a bit more liquid. Oh!! I would definitely suggest, you either cut up the eggplant larger then suggested, or check on the stew to maybe lessen the cooking time? Because by the time we had gotten to it, after 10 hours on low, the eggplant had completely disintegrated into the stew!! To me…the photo of the stew I took, makes it look more like, the Jamaican Red Bean Stew I make (minus the coconut milk) LOL If you’re interested in making this recipe, I’ve included the recipe link below…

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Stew

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂

Spicy Slow Cooked Chili

This is what I decided to make this week, for our big pot meal!! Since we’re in the middle of winter, we always love making chili to warm up with 🙂 I found this recipe on AllRecipes.com, which looked to be a basic recipe, that you can add to with whatever you like. I personally have never used tomato sauce when makin chili, but there’s a first time for everythin right?! So, I used Hunt’s Thick & Rich Spicy Red Pepper & Chilies Tomato Sauce, and it worked really well 🙂

Spicy Slow Cooked Chili

The recipe looks like it makes a thick chili. But, my hubby and I love a chili with a bit more liquid in it, so I added 2 cups of beef broth. I also added cumin, more cayenne pepper and chili powder then it calls for, 1 jalapeno (seeded) and we had leftover bacon so we added that too. After cooking on High for 4hrs, I served it over tortilla chips, and garnished with shredded cheese and sour cream…omnomnom!! If you’re a lover of chili, I’d recommend this recipe. If you liked it as much as we did, I’m sure you’ll add it to your repotoire too.

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂

Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

I decided to try out this Skinny Ms. recipe for Cream of Chicken Soup, since it’s a healthier version of the original.  Being that you throw everything into the slow cooker and forget about it, is a MAJOR plus, since I’m always on the look out for new slow cooker recipes!! Now, as you can see above, it’s a pretty dark soup, and that’s because of the black glutenous rice that’s used in the recipe (I may try a white glutenous rice, next time, to see the difference). Now, don’t let the colour put you off. It’s filling, tastes good and hits that comfort food craving spot, with that magical combination of chicken, carrots, potato, celery, onion, rice and ‘cream’ 🙂 The glutenous rice and potato do most of the work to make the soup ‘creamy’ and then the milk and cornstarch solution finishes it off. Yes, it’s for the blander palettes out there, but by adding some Frank’s hot sauce, before serving – kicks it up a notch. As you know my hubby and I are all about the Frank’s, and like the hilarious old lady in the commercial says, ‘I put that !@#$ on everything.’ 😉

Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂