When life gets too busy to slave over a hot stove, let the Crockpot do all the work. That’s what it’s there for!!!
A Crockpot offers a slow cocking experience, allowing you to get better distribution of food flavors in different recipes. Of course, you have to be patient enough- otherwise, you may be tempted to leave the pot and head for work. It is a convenient if you have other obligations to attend to. However, you need to learn the basics such as setting how to concentrate flavors, preserve texture, and maintain a safe temperature for the food you are cooking. The lower temperatures will lessen the chances of having scorches of foods that stick to the bottom of the pan or burn easily in oven. It is also a great way of freeing your stovetop and oven for some other uses. Here are some great three Crockpot recipes for summer you can explore;
1. BBQ Chicken Drummies
A super easy 5-ingredient recipe that allows you to get a superb spicy taste. You may want to use your own made barbeque sauce or consider purchasing one if you do not have the time to prepare it. The spiciness mostly depends on the hotness of the barbeque sauce.
· 3 cloves of garlic- minced
· A quarter cup of honey
· One and a quarter cups barbeque sauce
· 3 lbs of chicken drummies- make sure they are thawed if frozen
· 2-tablespoon chili sauce
· Dash of pepper
Using a paper towel pat your chicken drummies dry and then place on the broiler pan. Start by broiling 5 to 6 inches from heat for about 10 minutes. Make sure you turn often while allowing your chicken to turn brown. Place the browned drummies in 3-4 quart Crockpot.
Take the remaining ingredients, mix them in a bowl, and then pour over your browned drummies. Then cover the mixture and set it to cook for about 4 to 5 hours in your Crockpot until the meat thermometer reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit. After the cooking time on low temperatures, you can hold for another one hour at the high temperatures.
2. Crockpot’s Sweet and Spicy Meatballs
This is a delicious recipe made using a Crockpot and the good thing about it that, it is easy to prepare. All you need to do is stir occasionally as the Crockpot does the rest of cooking.
· I cup apple preserves no sugar added
· 2 pounds of precooked frozen meatballs- you might want to use your own homemade meatballs
· 2 cups cocktail sauce or chili sauce
Start by heating the meatballs in oven according to specification in the package. Then place in about 3-4 quart Crockpot. Now mix jelly and the chilly sauce or your cocktail sauce properly, and pour over your meatballs. Cover the Crockpot and heat for about 1 to 2 hours. By the end of your cooking, the sauce should be hot. Lastly turn the heat to low temperature until it is ready to serve. Don’t forget to stir occasionally as it cooks.
3. Presto Chicken Crockpot Pita
This is an all day cooking, so you had better brace yourself for the time. These are delicious sandwiches that are easy for you to make. The chicken will cook in your Crockpot the all day so, when you get home, you just need to add some few ingredients and fill pita pockets, and hollow out.
· One chopped onion
· Half-teaspoon slat
· Four cloves of minced garlic
· One and half pounds of boneless and skinless chicken thighs
· One piece of chopped red bell pepper
· A eighth of teaspoon pepper
· A cup of cubed Havarti cheese
· Butter lettuce leaves
· 2 pieces peeled and chopped avocados
· A container or 7-ounce basil pesto
· Half cup of mayonnaise
· A teaspoon of dried basil leaves
· Three tablespoons of chicken broth
Take your onion, chicken, garlic, and the red bell pepper and place them in a 3 and half-quart slow cooker. Now sprinkle with pepper, salt, and basil. Next, pour the chicken broth and cook allowing it to heat for about 6 to 8 hours.
After that, shred your chicken into the Crockpot with use of forks and remove to some large bowel before adding your mayonnaise and pesto. Then stir in Havarti cheese and avocados. Take pita bread and open into halves then line it using lettuce leaves. You can add some warm chicken mixture before you serve.
The best part……
When you come home from a long day at the grind your home smells amazing! Dig In!