3 Drool-Worthy Herbs and Spices Crockpot Recipes to Try

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Using a crockpot for cooking is perfect for anyone who wants to come home to a delicious home-cooked meal. If you have a full time job but still want to cook and eat healthy food, a slow cooker is just what you need. To make usual stews and soups healthier and more flavorful, make it a habit to add all-natural herbs and spices to your recipes. Get creative for more unique and drool-worthy meals!

Here are 3 herbs and spices crockpot recipes that you need to try now:

1. Crockpot Chili Chicken

What you need:

  • 3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups green salsa
  • 2 cups white beans
  • 1 3/4 cups corn kernels
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon green chile peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

In your slow cooker, combine the onion, diced tomatoes, green salsa, white beans, corn, chicken broth, chile peppers, oregano and cumin. Stir until all ingredients are well-combined. Lay the chicken breasts on top of the mixture. Toss to coat. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, until chicken shreds easily with a fork. When ready, completely shred chicken, return to slow cooker and stir. Serve warm.

2. Herb-Crusted Slow Cooker Pork Roast

What you need:

  • 1/2 kg. pork roast (trimmed of fat)
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

Mix together ginger, garlic powder, salt, celery salt, black pepper, mustard, basil thyme and oregano in a small bowl. On the fat side of the roast, cut 1/4-inch deep slits about 1 1/2 inches apart. Rub the herb mixture all over the roast, making sure it is completely covered. Place the meat on the slow cooker. Pour wine over it then drizzle with honey. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or until pork roast is tender.

3. Onion and Celery Crockpot Stuffing

What you need:

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 12 cups white bread, cubed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat then sauté the onion, celery, mushrooms and parsley until tender. Place the vegetable in a large bowl, adding the bread, salt, pepper, thyme, marjoram, sage and poultry seasoning. Toss to mix ingredients well. Add broth and eggs. Transfer everything to a slow cooker and cook on high heat for 40-50 minutes. Reduce the heat to low then cook for another 6-8 hours.

Try these drool-worthy herbs and spices slow cooker recipes and enjoy a healthy and fulfilling meal.


Source by Adrian T. Cheng