9 Crockpot Recipes So Easy They Practically Cook Themselves (While You Relax!)

1. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos: Place boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs in the crockpot with taco seasoning, salsa, and a splash of lime juice. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours until the chicken is tender. Serve in tortillas with your favorite taco toppings.

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2. Crockpot Chili: Combine ground beef or turkey, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, diced onions, bell peppers, chili powder, and garlic in the crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until the flavors meld together. Serve with shredded cheese and chopped green onions.

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3. Slow Cooker Pot Roast: Place a beef chuck roast in the crockpot with potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add beef broth. Cook on low for 8-10 hours until the meat is fork-tender. Serve with gravy made from the cooking juices.

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4. Crockpot Chicken and Rice: Combine boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chicken broth, long-grain rice, diced onions, garlic, and your choice of vegetables in the crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender.

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5. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork: Rub a pork shoulder with barbecue seasoning. Place it in the crockpot with sliced onions and apple cider vinegar. Cook on low for 8-10 hours until the meat is tender. Shred the pork and toss with barbecue sauce. Serve on buns with coleslaw.

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6. Crockpot Beef Stew: Combine cubed beef stew meat, potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic in the crockpot. Season with salt, pepper, and thyme. Add beef broth and tomato paste. Cook on low for 8-10 hours until the meat is tender and the vegetables are cooked through.

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7. Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup: Combine diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, chopped onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, green beans, corn, and peas in the crockpot. Season with salt, pepper, and thyme. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until the vegetables are tender. Serve with crusty bread.

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8. Crockpot Mac and Cheese: Combine uncooked macaroni pasta, milk, shredded cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and butter in the crockpot. Cook on low for 2-3 hours until the pasta is cooked and the cheese is melted and creamy.

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9. Slow Cooker Chicken Curry: Place boneless, skinless chicken thighs in the crockpot with diced onions, garlic, ginger, curry powder, diced tomatoes, coconut milk, and chicken broth. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with rice or naan bread.

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