No time to cook? No problem. Easy crockpot recipes are the solution to your weeknight dinner dilemma. Just toss a handful of ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning, then come home to a home-cooked meal that evening. Each of these six slow cooker recipes require just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, so you can spend less time preparing dinner and more time eating it.
1. Crockpot Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
Preparing this creamy chicken broccoli alfredo recipe from Funny Is Family is easy as pie. Using jarred alfredo sauce rather than making your own saves time, as does relying on frozen, precut broccoli rather than fresh. You don’t even have to remember to defrost the chicken to make this dish. Just toss the frozen breasts in the slow cooker with the other ingredients and you’re good to go.
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
- ½ teaspoon coarse salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 jars Alfredo sauce
- 1 (12-ounce) bag frozen broccoli cuts
- ½ pound bowtie pasta, cooked
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, for garnish
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan, for garnish (optional)
Directions: Add the chicken to the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. Pour alfredo sauce over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
Add the broccoli to the slow cooker, cover, and cook for 1 hour more.
Prepare the pasta according to package directions while the broccoli cooks. Toss chicken and sauce with the pasta, then top with fresh parsley and parmesan. Serve.