Floors freshly mopped. Carpets vacuumed. Countertops and tables all wiped down. Beds made. Bathrooms spotless. Don’t you just love coming home to a clean house after a busy day? It’s the best feeling, isn’t it?
And then you realize you have to make dinner. Which means you may have to use numerous pots and pans. Get your stovetop or oven dirty. Basically, it means you might make a mess of your freshly cleaned kitchen. But you can limit the mess when you use your slow cooker for dinner.
If you want to put your slow cooker to work and help keep your kitchen clean, here are some delicious recipes you can try.
What if you could prepare a meal in your slow cooker that not only had your protein but all of your veggies, too? This Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies is just that! You have chicken thighs in a honey soy sauce and potatoes, green beans, and carrots all in one. And if you want the sauce a bit thicker, add a tablespoon of cornstarch. Yum!
This French dish may sound fancy, but it’s really simple to prepare using your slow cooker. After slow cooking for 8-10 hours, you’ll enjoy tender pieces of beef, carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, and a decadent sauce. This is an excellent dinner to come home to after a long day.
Chicken and mushrooms are a fantastic combination, and the addition of a Marsala wine sauce makes this dish a winner. You can easily serve it with some mashed potatoes or rice – or just add some baby potatoes to your slow cooker and spoon that rich sauce over top of them.
Can you really get the authentic flavor of a shrimp boil when you prepare it in your slow cooker? You can when you use this recipe. New potatoes, kielbasa, corn, and shrimp – along with some Old Bay seasoning, butter, chicken broth, parsley, and cayenne (should you choose) is all you need to prepare a shrimp boil in your slow cooker. No need to wait for the weekend. You can make this for a busy weeknight meal!
Soups are perfect for making in a slow cooker. All you need to do is throw in your ingredients and let everything simmer to develop some great flavors. This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is no exception. It’s filled with wonderful ingredients, lots of herbs and spices, and can be topped with sour cream, avocados, jalapeños, and tortilla chips.
Do you have a favorite Indian restaurant where you pick up an order of Butter Chicken and maybe some naan? Once you try this Slow Cooker Butter Chicken, you’ll be making it at home. It’s creamy and delicious and can be served with some store-bought naan or rice.
Italian cuisine is a favorite for lots of people, and this recipe will have you making homemade meatballs, spaghetti sauce, and even cooking your pasta all in your slow cooker. Pick up a loaf of bread from your favorite bakery and throw together a quick salad, and you have an amazing meal.
Fajitas make everyone happy! And when you make them in your slow cooker, you’ll have all of the flavors of delicious fajitas with minimal cleanup. This fajita mixture can be served on tortillas, added to burrito bowls, or made into nachos.
If you want a clean kitchen and a delicious dinner, let Mini Maid help with the cleaning and use your slow cooker to prepare supper. You’ll love having both of these things at the end of a busy day.