Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore- Weight Watchers Friendly


This recipe is Chicken Cacciatore by Mackenzie at The Centsible Family that is perfect for healthy, well rounded meal. Prep time should be about 15 minutes and will cook for six hours and yield about 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 can vegetable broth
  • 3/4 tsp dried crushed oregano
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions:
Place chicken in a 5-quart slow cooker. Add all ingredients and cook on high heat for 5 to 6 hours or on low heat for 6 to 8 hours. Yields about 1 cup per serving and can be served alone, over rice or whole wheat pasta or with breadsticks.

Weight Watchers Points: 5

Recipe adapted from the Weight Watcher Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore.

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore- Weight Watchers Friendly
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 can vegetable broth
  • ¾ tsp dried crushed oregano
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in a 5-quart slow cooker.
  2. Add all ingredients and cook on high heat for 5 to 6 hours or on low heat for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Yields about 1 cup per serving and can be served alone, over rice or whole wheat pasta or with breadsticks.

 

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Versatile Cheese Dip


This week’s recipe is Versatile Cheese Dip by Tabitha at Saving Toward A Better Life Prep time should be about 15 minutes and will cook on low.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large loaf of cheese (I have pointed out before on facebook how disgusting I think it is that cheese comes in a “loaf”)
  • 2 cans Rotel (or any brand of diced tomatoes with onions and green chilies)
  • 3/4 – 1 lb ground beef, chicken, turkey, etc (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut cheese loaf up into large cubes and put in slow cooker on high. Add Rotel.
  2. Brown and crumble hamburger meat. Drain grease. Add to slow cooker.
  3. Continue cooking on high, stirring as needed until cheese is completely melted.
  4. Serve poured over tortilla chips.

Notes – How to Make it Versatile:

  • Make it with the ground beef meat and serve it over chips with a side of Spanish rice or refried beans
  • Top your chips and dip with lettuce, sour cream and jalepenos for some rockin’ nachos!
  • Make it without the hamburger meat and serve over hot dogs with chili sauce for Chili Cheese hotdogs
  • Serve this with a can of Hormel chili and put both over the chips for Chili Cheese Nachos! Print a Hormel Chili Coupon
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Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe


I trust my fellow bloggers to come up with some yummy recipes.  This one comes from This Mama Loves Her Bargains.

This blueberry coffee cake is delightful and delicious. You can substitute other berries if you want but we always go back to the blueberries. We use ones we pick in our yard!! This is a great dish for pot lucks or brunches, too. Can be made ahead but there’s something over the top wonderful about having this while still warm!!

Ingredients:

2c flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 stick + 2 TBSP margarine (or butter)

1 c sour cream

1 tsp baking soda

1 c sugar

2 eggs

Directions:

Sift together 2c flour & 1 tsp baking powder. Melt 1 stick plus 2 TBSP margarine (I use butter)

Blend 1 c sour cream & 1 tsp baking soda

Mix all of the above with

1 c sugar

2 eggs

1/2 tsp salt

1 3/4 c blueberries

Spread batter into a well-greased and floured bundt pan or 9×13 pan. Sprinkle topping all over.

Topping: 1/2 c brown sugar

2 TBSP melted margarine (again, I use butter)

1/2 c chopped nuts (optional)

Bake @ 350 Bundt Pan: 1 hour

Bake @ 350 9×13 pan 45 min

Let me know if you try it!

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Slow Cooker French Onion Soup


Check out this recipe for French Onion Soup by Charlotte at Stretching Your Budget.  Prep time should be about 25 minutes and will cook for 9.5 hours on low or 4.5 hours on high.

Ingredients:

Soup

  • 3 large onions, sliced (3 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) ready-to-serve beef broth

Cheesy Broiled French Bread

  • 8 slices French bread, 1 inch thick
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons grated or shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Mix onions and margarine in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high heat setting 30 to 35 minutes or until onions  begin to slightly brown around edges.
  3. Mix flour, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and pepper. Stir flour mixture and broth into onions. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to  9 hours (or high heat setting 3 to 4 hours) or until onions are very  tender.
  4. Prepare Cheesy Broiled French Bread. Place 1 slice bread on top of  each bowl of soup. Serve immediately.

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
Author: 
Recipe type: Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 3 large onions, sliced (3 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cans (14½ ounces each) ready-to-serve beef broth
Instructions
  1. Mix onions and margarine in 3½- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high heat setting 30 to 35 minutes or until onions begin to slightly brown around edges.
  3. Mix flour, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and pepper. Stir flour mixture and broth into onions. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 9 hours (or high heat setting 3 to 4 hours) or until onions are very tender.
  4. Prepare Cheesy Broiled French Bread. Place 1 slice bread on top of each bowl of soup. Serve immediately.

 

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Slow Cooker Recipe: BBQ Beer Chicken


This Beer BBQ Chicken recipe is by Sharon at Mom on Dealz that is sure to add some flavor to your normal dinner menu! Prep time should be about 5 minutes and will cook for eight hours on low or 4 hours on high.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast
  • 32 ounce BBQ sauce (thin is best)
  • 12 ounce beer (or chicken broth)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients in crockpot and cook on low 8 hours or high 4 hours.
  • Remember not to open the lid or add 30 minutes to the cooking time for each time.

Notes:

  • Perfect for a DOUBLE BATCH!
  • Add even more flavor by picking a BBQ sauce with some flavor or spices already added: Chipotle, Brown Sugar, Honey, etc.

Note from Laura- I have not tried this so I don’t know how much of the beer taste stays in but Sharon says her family didn’t taste it at all.  I would imagine the stronger the sauce the more subtle other tastes would be. 

Check out the other recipes available!

Slow Cooker Recipe: BBQ Beer Chicken
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast
  • 32 ounce BBQ sauce (thin is best)
  • 12 ounce beer (or chicken broth)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in crockpot and cook on low 8 hours or high 4 hours.
  2. Remember not to open the lid or add 30 minutes to the cooking time for each time.

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A Chick Recipe: Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken


This recipe is for my favorite Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken.

This recipe is one that I cook atleast once a month.  I am not a “from scratch” cooker- I don’t actually like cooking all that much so I tend to make things that are very simple.   It does not get a whole lot easier than this.

Ingredients
1 pound of chicken (I got it from Zaycon Foods)
1 bag of frozen stir fry veggies
1 jar of Sweet and Sour sauce
1 tablespooon olive oil
1 can Chow Mein Noodles
1 small can of pineapple (optional)

When I made this recipe (and took the pictures) I made a double batch so that’s why all the pictures are twice the ingredients.

Directions 
Step 1: Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces

Step 2: Put the olive oil into a skillet and heat

Step 3: Brown the chicken in the skillet- be sure it is cooked all the way through

Step 4: Once it is completely cooked add the frozen veggies- stir the veggies in with the chicken until they are completely cooked

Step 5: Add the Sweet and Sour sauce and the pineapple (optional).  How much sauce you use depends on how you like it!  Stir this just long enough that everything is coated and the sauce is hot all the way through.

Step 6:  Dish out onto plates!  Add the chow mein noodles right before you serve

This is a nice easy meal that can be prepared in about 20 minutes including prep time.  It also reheats great- I usually have leftovers for several days!

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew


This week’s recipe is Beef Stew by Jenny at The Healthified Mom that is sure to warm you on a chilly night! Prep time should be about 15 minutes and will cook for seven hours and yield about 5 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb beef or venison stew meat
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 can (14.5oz) beef broth
  • 1 can (11.5oz) V8 juice
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 1 T cold water
  • 1 c frozen mixed vegetables

Instructions:

  1. Combine first 12 ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Discard bay leaves.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into stew.
  4. Stir in mixed vegetables, cover, and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened.

Note from Laura- I gotta be honest- there is no chance I would put all those different herbs in it.  If I was cooking it I would cross my fingers and hope for the best!

Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Author: 
Recipe type: Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb beef or venison stew meat
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 can (14.5oz) beef broth
  • 1 can (11.5oz) V8 juice
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 1 T cold water
  • 1 c frozen mixed vegetables
Instructions
  1. Combine first 12 ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Discard bay leaves.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into stew.
  4. Stir in mixed vegetables, cover, and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened.

 

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Slow Cooker Recipe: Orange Cranberry Chicken

This recipe for Orange Cranberry Chicken is from Jenny at The Healthified Mom!

Prep time should be about 10 minutes and will cook for four hours and yield about 6 servings. If you have a big crock pot (about 6qt) you can double the batch and when finished put half in gallon size bag for the freezer!

chicken-cranberry-orange-sauceIngredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, frozen
  • 3/4 c Russian salad dressing
  • 1 pkg dry onion soup mix
  • 1 2oz pkg fully cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 c no-pulp orange juice
  • 1 can (16oz) whole berry cranberry sauce

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Place frozen chicken breasts in slow cooker.
  2. Mix together the dressing, soup mix, bacon, orange juice, and cranberry sauce.
  3. Pour mixture evenly over the chicken, cover, and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours.

I recommend spreading the chicken out as evenly as possible in order to get the most coverage from your sauce. And never, ever lift the lid off your slow cooker. If you do it just once, you may need to add 30 minutes or more to your cooking time.

Slow Cooker Recipe: Orange Cranberry Chicken
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, frozen
  • ¾ c Russian salad dressing
  • 1 pkg dry onion soup mix
  • 1 2oz pkg fully cooked bacon, chopped
  • ¼ c no-pulp orange juice
  • 1 can (16oz) whole berry cranberry sauce
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Place frozen chicken breasts in slow cooker.
  2. Mix together the dressing, soup mix, bacon, orange juice, and cranberry sauce.
  3. Pour mixture evenly over the chicken, cover, and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours.
  4. I recommend spreading the chicken out as evenly as possible in order to get the most coverage from your sauce.
  5. And never, ever lift the lid off your slow cooker. If you do it just once, you may need to add 30 minutes or more to your cooking time.

 

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Apple-Pear Butter Recipe


Check out this recipe for Apple-Pear Butter by Mackenzie at The Centsible Family.  Prep time should be about 30 minutes and will cook for 11-13 hours so be sure to start it early in the morning or leave it on low during the night.

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 pounds apples and pears – peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  • Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on high 1 hour.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.
  • Uncover and continue cooking on low 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness.
  • Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze.

Notes About Recipe:

  • I adjusted the sugar down to 3 cups because 4 cups was too sweet for my first batch. You can also substitute the sugar with honey instead and that will help with the sweetness.
  • Also I added 4 Bartlet pears to my recipe just to give it a different flavor and used two different types of apples as well.
  • Be very careful when cooking this recipe. I learned the hard way that you CAN overcook the sugar as my first batch had a layer of burnt sugar on the bottom of the cooker. However, by spooning the butter out I was able to leave the burnt butter in the cooker and only use the good butter.
  • Also, as you cook the recipe it may look more like Apple Soup then butter. It reduced about 75% for me (which is probably why I had the burnt sugar layer) but it will be very liquidy while the slow cooker is turned on. Even at the “Keep Warm” setting it was still more liquid then butter…making me believe I cooked it wrong. So I turned off the cooker and let it sit over night and the next morning it was perfect, almost jam consistency. Since this recipe depends on what kind of sweetener you use, what type of apples you use, etc. the thickness and consistency may vary.

Recipe was adapted from All Day Apple Butter at AllRecipes.com.

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Easy to Make Calzones

If you are looking for a good quick dinner and a chance to spend some time with your kids this great recipe for a “Weeknight Calzone” could solve your dilemma!  This is so easy the kids can help you out!

Most of the ingredients in this recipe are easily purchased with coupons.  Combine those with veggies that will freeze and this could be a great low budget dinner!

Ingredients
Pizza dough ($.40/2 printable coupon)
Tomato Sauce (you can use spagetti or pizza sauce)
Mozarella Cheese
Whatever toppings you want- veggies, meat, extra cheese (etc)

Step 1: Roll out pizza dough and cut in to 6 equal pieces (don’t forget to spray pan if using a nonstick surface). I am a  big fan of my pizza stone.

Step 2: Add Ingredients to 1 side of dough- don’t overfill!  You could top it with anything you normally like on your pizza (for me it would be green peppers!)

Step 3: Fold closed & take a fork to press down the edges to seal

Step 4: (Optional) I also sprinkled some Garlic salt on top because I love garlic and wanted the dough to have some extra flavor

Step 5: Bake till golden brown!  (following directions on can of pizza dough)

This would be a great recipe to add to your list.  Put some veggies in the calzone and add a salad to make this a healthy meal!

A huge thank you to my friend and co-teacher Brandy for the pictures and recipe!

Easy to Make Calzones
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
This would be a great recipe to add to your list. Put some veggies in the calzone and add a salad to make this a healthy meal!
Ingredients
  • Pizza dough
  • Tomato Sauce (you can use spagetti or pizza sauce)
  • Mozarella Cheese
  • Whatever toppings you want- veggies, meat, extra cheese (etc)
Instructions
  1. Roll out pizza dough and cut in to 6 equal pieces (don't forget to spray pan if using a nonstick surface).
  2. Add Ingredients to 1 side of dough- don't overfill! You could top it with anything you normally like on your pizza
  3. Fold closed & take a fork to press down the edges to seal
  4. (Optional) I also sprinkled some Garlic salt on top because I love garlic and wanted the dough to have some extra flavor
  5. Step 5: Bake till golden brown! (following directions on can of pizza dough)

 

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Crock Pot Meal: Pulled Pork


Looking for some tailgating food?  I think pulled pork is one of those things that everyone should have a receipe for.

My friend Amee from Madame Deals has shared with me her favorite crockpot pork recipe using boneless sirloin tip roast.  Many places will have it on sale as it is very popular this time of year.

Part One Ingredients:

  • 3lb pork roast
  • ½ c apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • Dash of pepper

Part Two Ingredients:

  • Bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1 C water
  • 1 Tbsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar

Instructions:

  1. Put the pork roast, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic and a dash of pepper in the crockpot. Add enough water to cover pork. Cook on low overnight.
  2. In the morning, pour off the cooking juices. Pork should be tender and easy to shred. Shred pork with forks.
  3. Put shredded meat back in the crockpot.
  4. Add remaining ingredients to shredded meat starting with the BBQ Sauce.
  5. Cook on the lowest setting until dinner time. You can add seasonings or BBQ sauce to taste depending in your family’s preferences.

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Crock Pot Meal: Pulled Pork
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 3lb pork roast
  • ½ c apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • Dash of pepper
  • Bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1 C water
  • 1 Tbsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
Instructions
  1. Put the pork roast, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic and a dash of pepper in the crockpot. Add enough water to cover pork. Cook on low overnight.
  2. In the morning, pour off the cooking juices. Pork should be tender and easy to shred. Shred pork with forks.
  3. Put shredded meat back in the crockpot.
  4. Add remaining ingredients to shredded meat starting with the BBQ Sauce.
  5. Cook on the lowest setting until dinner time. You can add seasonings or BBQ sauce to taste depending in your family's preferences.

 

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Crock Pot Thursdays: Chicken To Use For Any Meal


I love this meal because it’s just for chicken.  Chicken you could use later in sandwiches, make chicken salad, or just eat cold when you are too lazy to make something!  One of the reasons this is such a frugal recipe is because you are buying a WHOLE chicken which is much cheaper per pound than most other chicken.

This recipe comes from Dana at The Coupon Challenge

*I usually purchase an 8lb whole chicken
*Remove most of the skin
*Place in Crock Pot and rub sides with spice mixture (recipe below)
*Cook on low for about 8hrs or high for 4hrs, until meat falls from bone. 
*Once cooled, pull all chicken from bones and freeze or store for later meals.

Spice Rub:
1/2 tsp. each: black pepper, garlic powder
1 tsp. each: dried thyme, onion powder, and chili powder (or cayenne)
2 tsp paprika
4 tsp salt

I love having ready to go chicken around the house but usually mine come from the grocery store in the already cooked section.  This would be cheaper!

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Crock Pot Thursdays: Chicken Cacciatore

Each Thursday A Frugal Chick is going to feature a crock pot recipe from a fellow blogger (or maybe one or two of her own).

This week the recipe is Chicken Cacciatore from Mom on Dealz!

Ingredients
1/2 cup Italian Dressing
3 lb chicken
1/4 onion (chopped)
1 cup mixed frozen peppers (red, green, yellow)
1 clove garlic (I used garlic powder)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon of thyme

Directions
1.  Mix dressing and veggies and pour on the bottom of crockpot.
2.  Lay chicken on top of veggie mixture.
3.  Pour the can of tomatoes on top.
4.  Cook on low 6-8 hours or low 4-5.  Serve over rice

Crock Pot Thursdays: Chicken Cacciatore
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Italian Dressing
  • 3 lb chicken
  • ¼ onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup mixed frozen peppers (red, green, yellow)
  • 1 clove garlic (I used garlic powder)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
Instructions
  1. Mix dressing and veggies and pour on the bottom of crockpot.
  2. Lay chicken on top of veggie mixture.
  3. Pour the can of tomatoes on top.
  4. Cook on low 6-8 hours or low 4-5.
  5. Serve over rice

 

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