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Sticky Chicken Legs (slow cooker chicken legs)

I’m recouping today after a fun fall break. Lots to share with you…but today…I am going to share a really easy recipe that would be perfect to whip up for Halloween night. Yet another slow cooker recipe that I promise will not let you down. If you want to be all gory you could call these “Sticky Bones”….up to you;) Whatever you call them….call them easy…because it doesn’t get any easier than this….

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I always cook chicken on low in the slow cooker. Especially when you are using a newer slow cooker….they heat up quick and they retain heat better than the older ones….so don’t overheat…or your chicken will be sure to dry out.

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That’s right….2 ingredients. Can you handle that? If you want to be super fancy…make this barbeque sauce..(Homemade sugar free bbque sauce recipe). If you are in a pinch….just grab one bottle of your favorite sauce.

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Not kidding…it is that easy:)

Sticky Chicken Legs (slow cooker chicken legs)
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 8-10 chicken legs (rinsed and pat dry)
  • Foil
  • One bottle favorite barbecue sauce
Instructions
  1. Crumple up foil on the bottom of slow cooker. Do this so that the chicken legs do not rest on the bottom of the pot.
  2. Pour entire bottle (12 oz) on top of chicken.
  3. Cook on slow 4.5 hours.
  4. To serve, brush a bit more sauce on top.

 

 

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Cinnamon Sugar Almond Slow cooker recipe (Party favor)

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Again with the slow cooker…. again….is that what you’re saying in your head? What can I say….I’m on a roll I tell ya :) These sweet almonds cook up in quick in the slow cooker and they make your house smell divine. I’m sure you have the ingredients on hand (except the almonds maybe). These cinnamon sugar almonds make great neighbor gifts or party favors. I wrapped a few up with some kraft paper into a cone shaped…easy and affordable and really thoughtful.

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Mix up the dry ingredients and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together egg white and vanilla. Toss in almonds and stir to coat. Toss in sugar mixture and coat. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray, place almonds in the slow cooker.  Cook on high for 2 hours, stirring every 25 minutes.  Pour almonds on foil to cool. Store in a covered container for a couple weeks.

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To make the cone, fold a piece of kraft paper in half length wise. Place a piece of wax paper on top. Roll the papers and tape. Fill with cooled almonds and secure top with twine.

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Try to eat just one….dare ya ;)

Cinnamon sugar Almonds (slow cooker recipe)

Serves 10

1 1/2 cup sugar

3 T cinnamon

1/8 kosher salt

1 egg white

1 1/2 t vanilla

3 1/2 C raw almonds

Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt…set aside. In a large bowl combine egg white and vanilla. Toss and coat almonds. Toss in sugar mixture and coat. Place almonds in a slow cooker (sprayed with cooking spray first). Cook on high 2 hours, stir every 25 minutes. Cool on foil. Store in covered container.

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Slow cooker Artichoke Chicken recipe

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I am definitely on a slow cooker kick lately…it is so easy and I love not worrying about dinner all day. I made this recipe up with things I already had on hand…and everyone loved it! I use chicken thighs because they will not dry out…they just get better and juicier the slower and longer they cook. No fail people!

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Drain and chop up a can of artichokes. Slice half and onion and some mushrooms (as many as you want is fine)…place artichokes, onions and mushrooms on bottom of slow cooker. Add in chicken thighs. Sprinkle with 1 heaping Tablespoon of Italian seasoning. Pour in 1/2 C Italian dressing (any that you have on hand is fine). Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours. Serve with noodles or rice  and a green salad :)

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Did you see?? Go see…she is always up to something fabulous. And be sure to tune in on Friday to The Hunted Interior…Kristen is cooking up a fun tablescape!

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Slow Cooker Lasagna (crock pot) recipe

 

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I realize I have given you a few options when it comes to lasagna….but this one has got to be the easiest one yet. No need to boil noodles (yay…) you could make the filling and keep it in the fridge for a couple days (make ahead…bonus!) And it is really really tasty. Great week night meal…all you need is a salad and you are good to go. And….I used a slow cooker liner (sold by the foil and cling wrap…) NO clean up! Just take the liner out and wipe down. Love that! Feel free to substitute your favorite veggies in lieu of carrots (peppers would be great in here…)

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Chop up veggies and brown meat. Toss veggies in pan with meat…along with garlic and sauce. Layer slow cooker—sauce, dry noodles, cheese, sauce, dry noodles, cheese…you get the point ;)

Cook on low.

Here’s what you will need:

  • 1 pound ground beef sirloin (can add in sausage if you would like)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in puree
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella (8 ounces)

Directions

  1. In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot, cook sausage and beef over medium-high, breaking up meat with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 6 minutes. Add onion, carrots, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook until onion has softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, then tomatoes; bring to a boil, and remove from heat.
  2. Spoon 2 cups meat mixture into bottom of a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Layer 3 noodles (breaking them as needed to fit), 2 cups meat mixture, and 1/2 cup cheese; repeat with two more layers (refrigerate 1/2 cup cheese for topping).
  3. Cover slow cooker, and cook on low, 4 to 6 hours. Sprinkle lasagna with 1/2 cup cheese. Cover until cheese has melted, about 10 minutes.

(adapted from Martha Stewart)

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Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken Recipe (crock pot recipes)

I think that it is so funny….one of my all time most popular post is a slow cooker recipe. This angel chicken recipe is number 2 on the blogs most visited post. So….I thought I would dish out another super easy…super yummy…crowd pleasin slow cooker recipe. This is perfect for those busy school nights when everyone is running in and out….you can keep it on low…and it is ready to eat when people need to eat :)

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Place 5 skinless chicken thighs (you can use breast too) in the slow cooker…salt and pepper. In a bowl, combine soy, scallions, honey, ketchup, canola oil, garlic, red pepper flakes. Mix and pour over the chicken. Cover & cook on low 4 hours.

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After 4 hours…take chicken out. Cover, set aside. combine 1 T cornstarch with 1/2 T water…mix and stir into slow cooker. You can place the chicken back in after 5 minutes. (Feel free to cut it up first and dump it back in….or leave whole…doesn’t really matter). Keep on low until ready to serve. Pairs great with green beans and rice :)

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In case you missed the beloved Angel Chicken post….here it is…

 

Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken Recipe (crock pot recipes)
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken
  • 5 skinless thighs
  • salt pepper
  • 1 C honey
  • ½ C low sodium soy (regular soy will be way too salty)
  • ¼ C ketchup
  • 2 T canola oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ C chopped green onion
  • ¼ t red pepper flakes
  • 1 T cornstarch (1/2 T water)
Instructions
  1. Place chicken thighs in slow cooker and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine all ingredients (except cornstarch and water). Mix well and pour over chicken.
  3. Cook on low 4 hours.
  4. Take chicken out. Mix cornstarch and water…pour in slow cooker. Heat 5 minutes. Return chicken to slow cooker.
  5. Serve up with rice!
  6. If you want to add more chicken pieces in... Increase time to 5 hours:)

 
Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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