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Easy Chicken Crockpot Recipes for Frugal Moms

Need some easy chicken crockpot recipes to utilize the chicken that you have cut up? This page will show you 4 crock pot recipes for chicken to try out. I am sure that you will find a chicken slow cooker recipe that fits not only your family’s tastes, but your budget.

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For frugal moms who are looking for cooking techniques that are both simple and frugal, the crockpot can be your best friend! Not only are they cheap to buy, but they are cheap to use. And with the simple turn of a knob, you can transform your frugally obtained meats into delicious dishes that your family will love. There are several reasons that you should invest in a crockpot if you haven’t already:
  1. Cost effective- As I mentioned before, crockpots can be obtained for a relatively low cost. And when you consider that they last a really long time, whatever you pay is guaranteed to be a great investment.

    Ranging from $30 to $100, you can't beat the cost. And not only do you save money on the appliance itself, but you save money on groceries because you can buy the cheaper cuts of meat and tenderize them yourself rather than buying tenderized meats at a higher cost.

    And meats aren't the only grocery staple that you save on. Rather than buying canned beans, you can buy dried beans and cook them in the crockpot. Finally, when it comes to running the crockpot, you definitely save money when you compare it to the wattage that you use when you cook with the oven. Even when you are running your crockpot for 7 hours, you can still end up using half of the power that your oven would use just from being on for an hour!

  2. Healthier – Since crockpot meals rarely call for oil, you are able to serve your family healthier meals, especially if you cut away the fatty portions of your meat before cooking.

  3. Simple- Often, crockpot recipes just require you to assemble the ingredients in the crockpot and then set the timer. Easy!

  4. Easy Clean Up- Because you primarily use one pot to cook, your clean up is much simpler than if you had to use several pots and pans. Gotta love that!

  5. Saves Time- As moms, we often don’t have time to stand guard over a stove for hours. With crockpots, you don’t have to. They bring a whole new meaning to the phrase "set it and forget it".

Easy Chicken Crockpot Recipes #1: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

If you are like most frugal mamas out there, then you have probably discovered the joys of couponing.

And, chances are, if you are a couponer, you probably have a couple of bottles of bbq sauce taking up space in your pantry. Here is the perfect chance to put some of it to use! This chicken slow cooker recipe calls for just three things:

  • 2 1/2 pounds of skinless chicken thighs
  • 18 oz of your favorite bbq sauce.
  • 1/2 cup of water
Simply spray the crockpot with nonstick cooking spray, add the chicken, and then cover it with the water and bbq sauce. Cook on high for 6 to 8 hours and ...voila! You have a cheap yet tasty dinner.

Easy Chicken Crockpot Recipes #2: Creamy Crockpot Chicken Tacos

This next chicken slow cooker recipe will utilize 4 basic ingredients:
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 3 chicken breasts, bones removed
  • 8 ounces of your favorite salsa
  • 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning mix
  • Tortilla chips
What to Do
  1. In the crockpot, mix together the salsa, the taco seasoning, and the cream cheese. Cook on low heat for about 20 minutes. By this time the cream cheese will soften so you can blend the ingredients well.
  2. Add the chicken breast. And cook on low heat for 3 hours (if thawed) or 6 hours (if frozen).
  3. Remove from crockpot and serve with tortilla chips

Easy Chicken Crockpot Recipes #3: Crockpot Creole Chicken

For this recipe you will need:
  • 3 to 4 pounds of chicken pieces
  • 1 tsp of dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/4 of chopped onions
  • 1/2 of diced bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp of red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp of hot sauce
What to Do
  1. Place the chicken parts in the slow cooker
  2. Combine all of the other ingredients in a bowl and then pour over the chicken in the crockpot.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, you can add some cornstarch to the sauce to thicken it up.
  5. Enjoy over rice or pasta!

Easy Chicken Crockpot Recipes #5: Crockpot Chicken and Bacon Pasta

What You Will Need
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, skin removed
  • 6 strips of cooked bacon, cut up into small pieces
  • 1 packet of Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
What to Do
  1. Place chicken inside crockpot that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cook on low heat with the lid on.
  2. In a bowl, mix together sour cream, cream of chicken soup, Ranch dressing mix, garlic powder, and cooked bacon. Spread this mixture over the chicken and cook on low setting for 4 hours.
  3. Shred chicken and serve over rice or pasta. Enjoy!
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