Tag Archive | Crock Pot

Recipe: Cilantro Lime Chicken in the Crock Pot

Cilantro Lime Chicken
3 Chicken Breasts (6 chicken tenders)
Lime Juice (2 limes worth)
1 Bunch Cilantro, chopped
1 15oz can Corn
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1/2 Onion, diced (or two baby onions with the attached green onion too)
1 can beans, Black or Kidney works
1 tsp Cumin
Salt and Pepper to taste
Serve with: tortillas, rice, salsa, sour cream and cheese.

Put everything in the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 4 hours). Shred the chicken (in the crock pot) and serve in tortillas with desired toppings.

Optional directions:

If you want to prep this ahead of time, take all the ingredients and put them in a ziploc bag. You can store it in the fridge overnight or freeze it for later. If you freeze it, just pull it out and let thaw overnight in the fridge before you put it all in the crock pot.

Recipe: Pulled Pork Sandwiches


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Pulled Pork Sandwiches


I realized that I hadn’t yet shared this delicious recipe for pulled pork sandwiches. It’s an easy crock pot dish and I’ve never met a man who didn’t love it! You can serve it with your favorite BBQ sauce as well as a side of beans and corn or coleslaw if you’d like. Perfect for potlucks, busy days, lazy days, or just a delicious summer meal.






1/2 c Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbs Dried Minced Onion
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3 lb. Pork Roast, boneless




1 Tbs Sugar
1 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Pepper
2 Tbs Ketchup


Buns (hamburger, sandwich, onion…)
BBQ Sauce, your favorite




Add the marinade ingredients to a ziploc bag and refrigerate it overnight if you can. Otherwise, dump it all in the crock pot. Mix the rub ingredients together and rub on top of the pork roast. Cook on low for 8 hours. Shred the pork with two forks and serve on buns with your favorite BBQ sauce and sides.


Recipe: White Bean Chicken Chili (Crock Pot)


White Bean Chicken Chili

I made this dish while my parents were visiting for little man’s first birthday. It was a hit! Because of that, there were really no leftovers after the men had a second helping.

Serves 4-6


1 1/2 lb Chicken, cubed or shredded
1 medium Onion, diced
3 c Chicken Stock
1 (15 oz.) can White Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz.) can Cannellini Beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 c Corn
2 Tbs Olive Oil
2 tsp Fennel Seeds
1 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
1 1/2 tsp Cumin
1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 1/2 c (6 oz.) Shredded Cheddar
Sour Cream


In a crock pot, combine all ingredients except for the sour cream and cilantro. Cook on low all day (6-8 hours) or high for 3-4 hours. Serve topped with sour cream and chopped cilantro.

Recipe: Crock Pot Party Meatballs

Crock Pot Party Meatballs

I made these meatballs for little man’s first birthday party and everyone loved them! It was easy to throw it all in the crock pot in the morning and continue on with party preparations. By the time the party started, they were done and delicious!

Ingredients:Chili Sauce

32 oz. Frozen Meatballs
16 oz. Chili Sauce
10 oz. Grape Jelly (low sugar)


Dump everything into your crock pot. Stir it around to coat the meatballs. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 2-3. Stir once more before serving.

Recipe: Homemade Applesauce


Homemade Applesauce

I don’t often use my crock pot for dinners. What I do use it for is applesauce! Little man loves applesauce and so do my husband and I. So grab a bunch of apples, your crock pot, and join in!


16 Apples
1 c Water
1-2 Tbs Lemon Juice (helps keep it fresh)
Cinnamon to taste (I love cinnamon)


Peel all your apples and slice them around the core. No need to use apple corers. Lay all your apples in the crock pot. Mix your lemon juice into the water and pour over the top of your apples. Sprinkle cinnamon over your apples (or don’t if you want it really plain). Cook on low all day (8-10 hours) or on high for about 4 hours. If you want to get a little more creative, dash a small amount (1/8 tsp) of ground cloves on top too! Once your applesauce is done cooking, use an immersion blender to whirl everything together and make a great consistency. You can also mash it up with what you have on hand if you are short an immersion blender.

If you like my homemade applesauce, you’ll love my other recipes!