Best Crockpot Recipes to Make in Your Apartment
You’ve just worked an 8 hour day. Traffic in the DMV is always a nightmare. By the time you get home you’re exhausted and the last thing you want to do is slave over a hot stove. No problem. Next time, plan ahead with these 3 easy crockpot recipes. Just throw the ingredients into your medium-large sized slow cooker and by the time you get home your food is piping hot and ready to be served. Better yet, you’ll have plenty leftover for meals to last you throughout the week.
Apple Cinnamon Pork Loin
4 lb. pork loin
1 Granny Smith apple
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
4 oz. honey
1 cup water
Cut several slices into pork loin approximately 1-2 inches apart and place into crockpot. Cut apple into wedges and place wedges inside the pork loin slices. Place leftover apple wedges into crockpot. Sprinkle cinnamon and pour honey all over pork. Add 1 cup water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Leftover pork can be used in lunch leftovers to make subs or sandwiches.
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3-4 large boneless chicken breasts
1 package taco seasoning mix
16 oz. can of salsa (mild, medium, or hot: your choice)
1 small red onion, diced
1 teaspoon fresh cilantro
Soft or hard taco shells
Place chicken breasts in crockpot and add entire contents of taco seasoning mix and salsa. Add onion and cilantro. You can always add more ingredients to the crockpot if you like including, but not limited to, canned corn, black or pinto beans, red or green peppers, mushrooms, etc. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Pull apart chicken with fork and fill into taco shells. Top with lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, sour cream and/or guacamole.
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Mama’s Crockpot Chicken
1 whole chicken
1 can green beans
3-4 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon oregano
16 oz. chicken broth
Pinch salt and pepper
This is my mom’s recipe that was passed down to me. It’s super easy to make and one of the first things I learned to cook in my first college apartment. The best part is that you can use the broth to make chicken noodle soup by boiling the leftover broth on the stove and adding egg noddles.
Remove gizzard bag from inside chicken and place into crockpot. Sprinkle oregano, salt and pepper on chicken. Add chicken broth, green beans, carrots, celery, oregano, and bay leaf. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Use slotted spoon to serve vegetables and be very careful when removing chicken from crockpot as it may fall off the bone. Serve and enjoy!
Have any crockpot recipes of your own? Share them in the comments below!
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