Two Crockpot Recipes

I’m not a huge fan of the crockpot but here are two recipes I’ve tried recently that were delicious!  Sorry for no photos . . things move too quickly around here sometimes for me to get photos.

Jen’s Chicken was shared by a friend from OK.  Thanks Connie!

Jen’s Chicken:

4 – 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
8 oz. cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 package Ranch dressing mix

Pound the chicken breasts so they’re thin.  Place them in the bottom of the crockpot.  Cut the cream cheese up into chunks and toss in on top of the chicken.  Sprinkle the Ranch dressing mix over the chicken.  Spoon the soup over the mixture (no additional liquid needs to be added).

Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 – 7 hours.  Once it’s done, remove the chicken, whisk the sauce and then pour over the chicken and serve over noodles.

The other recipe was shared on another online group but I made a few changes to it.

Pesto Pork (but it would work well with chicken too):

Pork Loin or Roast – however much you want
1 or 2 cans tomatoes
Pesto
1 jalapeno, sliced, if desired

Dump the tomatoes, liquid and all in the bottom of the crockpot.  I used 2 quarts of home canned tomatoes.  Place the pork in the crockpot, fat side up if there’s fat on your piece.  Season to taste.  Add the sliced jalapeno to the liquid.  Top the meat with the pesto.  Cook on low for 7 – 8 hours.

Once it’s done, remove some of the liquid, including tomatoes and peppers.  Using a stick blender, blend everything.  Pour into a pot and heat.  In a small bowl, add about 1 tablespoon of flour to 1/2 c. cold water.  Stir til all lumps are gone.  Whisk into the heating liquid to thicken.  Add additional pesto to the sauce.

Pour the sauce over sliced meat, serve over noodles with Parmesan Cheese.

Comments

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    Marilyn Smith says

    Jerry loves crock pot meals. I take it along to Lake Tahoe each summer as I do not have a good working kitchen (rustic, and I mean rustic cabin).. Good there when I am cooking for 8-10 people. I have a German Shot Rib recipie that is wonderful. I’ll try to remember to send it along after we get home from our road trip. We leave Monday and will not be back for 11 days.

    These sound good. I am always looking for chix recipies, pork too – dh loves it.

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      Sallie McIntosh says

      Judy, Judy, Judy, PLEASE post these recipes and all your recipes to the Lime Green Kitchen site. It’s so much easier to copy from there. I thought we had this talk a few weeks ago when you brought up the subject of changing your blog etc. haha. Just kidding, but it really is so much simpler for us simple minded folks. I’m only referring to myself in that characterization. Don’t stone me, ladies!

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    Bec says

    Mmmm-we make the Jen’s chicken recipe but with an Italian dressing package instead of Ranch-I’ll have to try it with the Ranch next time-bet that’s good too!

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    says

    Thank you Judy for posting these!!! I’ve been looking for some new combinations to throw into the crock pot – especially on Tuesdays around here! 😉 I did 2 small whole chickens last week and although they were Delicious – I just don’t want to handle a whole chicken again. yuck-o! so chicken breasts, I know I can do! 😉

    Love from Texas!
    Bonnie

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    Lisa says

    Thanks for the recipes. Here are a couple of my favorites. These have longer ingredient lists than yours!

    If you like the flavors of Indian Curry, this is very good.
    http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/12/crockpot-chicken-makhani-indian-butter.html
    And this blog has lots of inspiration for crock pot meals.

    I love this taco soup for the versatility. I have never made it with the ground beef as described in the recipe. I always use leftover roast pork or beef. I use whatever tomatoes and beans strike my fancy. I never add the olives. I prefer a dollop of low-fat sour cream at serving to adding the ranch dressing mix. And I sometimes make a quick version on the stovetop and skip the crock pot altogether. What I am saying is, this is a versatile recipe that adapts well to what you have on hand. I love serving it with chips, sliced jalapenos, diced onion, etc.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/taco-soup-recipe/index.html