Thursday, September 7, 2017

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Anyone else in love with BBQ?? Living here in Kansas City has us LOVING everything BBQ! Plus I think C would bathe in BBQ sauce if I let him! Here is a quick, easy, tasty recipe that requires VERY little work! 




Ingredients:
4-6 Chicken Breast 
1/4 cup Chicken broth 
1/2 Chopped onion
Jalapeno chopped (optional) 
Salt 
Pepper
6 Baked Potato 
BBQ Sauce (choose anyone you like or for a healthier option make your own!) 

Directions: 
1. Place chicken broth, chicken, as much BBQ sauce as you would like, onion, jalapeno, dash salt, dash pepper in crockpot. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
2. In the last hour, poke wholes in potato and place in a pre-heated oven of 400-425 degrees. Let cook for a full hour. To test, poke potato and make sure it is soft! I don't like to wrap mine in foil because it makes the outside a little crusty! 
3. When potato is done, cut in half, top with the BBQ chicken and any other topping you would like! 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken

This one is EASY PEASY if you are in a hurry! When you serve the dish it will look like you have slaved over a hot stove allll day :) 




Ingredients
6 Chicken Thighs (use whatever part of a chicken you would like) 
Baby Redskin potato, cut in half 
2 cups baby carrots
2 cups green beans 
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 small sweet onion, chopped 

*Sauce*
1/2 cup soy sauce 
1/2 cup honey
3 TBS ketchup
1/2 cup water or chicken broth 
dash of basil 
dash of oregano
dash of red pepper flakes (optional) 
pepper 
salt 
 
Directions 
1. Combine all the ingredients to make the sauce in a small bowl
2. Place all ingredients in the crockpot and cover with sauce
3. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours 
4. Serve and enjoy! 

*If at home, baste every hour! If not, no worries
**Place chicken under broiler to get a crispy outside after done cooking if wanted

Crockpot Ziti Bake

I love a good crockpot recipe on a cool fall day, especially one that includes PASTA!! Now, this may not be "healthy" completely, but it will come with a homemade sauce sooooo it will help! 




Ingredients: 
2 28oz can crushed tomato (make sure there is NO other added ingredients) 
1 6oz can tomato paste (once again, no other added ingredients) 
2 cloves diced garlic 
1 medium chopped sweet onion 
a few dashes Italian seasoning or basil, oregano, and garlic powder combo
1/4 cup red wine 
1lb ground turkey 
1 box pasta noodles (I eat gluten free so I usually grab rice noodles) 
      *Whole wheat pasta is SO much better for you 

Directions:
1. Brown ground turkey in fry pan
2. Add all ingredients BUT the pasta to crockpot. Cook on LOW for 6 hours or HIGH for 3 hours. 
3. The last 25-45 min add pasta noodles to crockpot (or when you get home from work)
4. Top with parmesan cheese and enjoy! 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Crockpot Chicken Fajita's

Well, by now you KNOW I love my Mexican dishes! Since its fall I am taking a NEW twist on crockpot recipes and going for an amazing Mexican dish that is VERY little effort! 

Ingredients:
4 Chicken Breast (add more for more leftovers!) 
16-20 ounces Salsa (look at the ingredients for some that have NO sugar added) 
1 Onion sliced
1-2 Bell Peppers sliced
1 Packet of Fajita seasoning or Taco seasoning 

Recipe:
1. Place all the ingredients in a crockpot! Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 
2. When finished, take two forks and shred the chicken in the crockpot! 
3. Scoop out the mixture on to whole-wheat or corn tortillas! Check out my homemade gluten-free/paleo friendly tortilla recipe if you are feeling fancy! 
4. Top with lettuce, cheese, guac, etc! 


Sorry, no pic for this one but it is coming! Enjoy!!