Category Archives: Crockpot

Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken

4 chicken breasts (skinless, boneless; frozen is fine)
2 heads of garlic
carrots (however many it will take to make about 3-4 cups chunks)
3/4 cup to 1 cup wine – red, white, or a combination thereof
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Put the chicken breasts into the slow cooker and sprinkle them with the salt and the pepper.

Separate and peel the garlic cloves (leave whole), and peel (or just wash) and cut carrots into bite-sized pieces. Dump these on top of the chicken.

Pour the wine over the top of everything. Place lid on slow cooker, and cook on low for roughly 8 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.

Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta.

Apple Butter

Recipe adapted from here
Makes 6 – 8 pints

5 – 6 pounds of apples – mix of varieties is best
1/4 cup water
1 – 3 cups of sugar (to taste)
2-3 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp salt

Core, peel and chop the apples. Fill the crockpot as full as you can get it, while still allowing the lid to fit. Add 1/4 cup water; cover and cook on medium heat overnight, or until the apples are completely soft.

Puree apples to desired consistency (I prefer my apple butter completely smooth; you may want to leave yours chunky) and return to crockpot.

Stir in 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 cup sugar, cloves, and allspice. Resume cooking (on low to medium heat) with lid off for 4 – 8 hours, or until butter has reduced to desired thickness.

Add additional sugar, cinnamon, and salt to taste (types of apples have varying sweetness, so you should taste first, then adjust accordingly).

Sterilize pint jars and lids. Fill jars with apple butter and process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Smothered Onion Chicken

Servings: 8

8 chicken breasts (frozen is fine)
2 tablespoons dried onion flakes (or 1 large onion, finely chopped)
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup (or similar type)
1 can chopped mushroom pieces, drained
1 package onion soup mix (dried)

Put chicken in crockpot. Dump all other ingredients on top of the chicken.

Cover; cook on medium (about 300 degrees) all day. Half an hour before serving, turn off crockpot to allow sauce to thicken.

Serve over rice or your favorite cooked pasta. Delicious!