Three Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

By Sherry Frewerd

As warm weather approaches, I am eagerly anticipating time outside working in the yard and garden, playing with the kids and cooking meals on the grill. Not all meals have to be grilled during the warm months however. Just like any other time of the year, we're busy people who do not have time to wait for food to cook. So, just like any other time of the year, I use my slow cooker to make dinner-time easier.

My youngest son has lately acquired a picky attitude regarding food, and chicken has become a food of choice. With that in mind, I've found some chicken recipes that pass both of our requirements: easy to prep, simple and few ingredients and cooked in a crock pot. There you go, perfect for busy folks who aren't in the least bit interested in messing around in a kitchen for very long.

Here are three easy chicken recipes for your slow cooker. All three recipes are affordable, easy to get ready and contain ingredients that kids will eat. They're good for any time of the year and convert well for large groups if need be. Enjoy your meals and time outside of the kitchen!

Speedy Slow Cooker Chicken Legs

2 1/2 lbs chicken legs, skin removed

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 package onion soup mix

Place chicken legs in crock pot. Mix the rest of the ingredients and pour over chicken. Cover crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

Easy BBQ Slow Cooked Chicken

3 lb whole chicken

1 med onion, sliced

1 med. lemon, sliced

18 oz bottle bbq sauce of choice

3/4 cup cola

Place whole chicken in slow cooker and top with the lemon and onion slices. Mix bbq sauce and cola and pour over chicken. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours...or until chicken is cooked through. When chicken juice runs clear, cut chicken into pieces and serve with the bbq sauce. This is great on buns.

Delicious and Easy Crock Pot Chicken Breasts

8 chicken breast halves, skinned

1 can cream of mushroom soup

16 oz sour cream

1 package onion soup mix

Place chicken in slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. This is perfect with rice or noodles.

These easy crock pot chicken recipes not only pass most picky eater tests, but are affordable and quick to prepare and get ready in the morning before work. They are great solutions for family meals and potluck dinners as well.

Slow cooking tip: Don't give in to the temptation to lift the lid and peek into the pot. Every time you lift the lid you should add an extra 15 minutes to the cooking time. Most cookers have a clear lid, so you should be able to see what's going on.

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About the Author: Eat healthy by preparing your family's meals. A good recipe to start with is a crock pot recipe for pot roast. Get this and more crock pot recipes at Family Crock Pot Recipes.

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