My Three Easiest Crock Pot Meals

Salsa chicken, recipe below

I get asked often for crock pot meals.  I have 3 go-to meals that are fool-proof and SO easy—just 2-3 ingredients.

 

Salsa Chicken

Frozen or regular chicken breasts or tenders

One jar of salsa

Dump them in.  I usually put it on high and it’s done in 4 hours.  Just before it’s done, I shred the chicken and let it simmer on low in the salsa.

I love to serve this for Mexican night.  I make rice, refried beans, shells and serve with cheese, sour cream, lettuce, etc.

For the kids, they don’t really like all that as a mix so I just serve the chicken, rice and a can of corn to make a plate for them.

 

BBQ

Boston Butt

About 1/2 cup of water

Salt and pepper

Dump them in.  I usually put it on high about 8-10 hours, or until it pulls apart with a fork

When it’s done, I separate the meat from the bone and then shred it.  At this point, you can either mix in BBQ sauce or let people put their own on.

If you want, you can serve with hamburger buns or just eat it on its own.  I always make baked beans with this.  This is my go-to large group gathering meal.  If you’ve been to eat at my house, you’ve probably eaten this.

 

Roast

Chuck Roast

One packet of dry onion soup mix

1/2 cup of water

Dump them in.  I usually put it on high for about 8 hours, or until it pulls apart with a fork.

When it’s done, I separate the meat from the bone.  I always make rice or mashed potatoes this this and make gravy from the leftover juice in the crock pot.  BONUS!  I added the gluten-free version of the gravy that I use.

 

BONUS: Gluten-free gravy

Juice from roast

3/4 + 1/4 cup of water

1/4 cup corn starch

Put roast juice in sauce pan.  Add 3/4 cup of water.  Heat to boiling on medium to medium-high.  Mix 1/4 cup corn starch and 1/4 water until there are no bumps.  Stir in corn starch mix and keep stirring until it thickens.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

Really cannot get more simple than these 3.  They’re great to pick up when the meat required is on sale and you can have a ton of REAL food for a great price.

Any really simple ones like this to add?

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Comments

  1. mmmm..crock pot meals! make me wish for fall even harder!

  2. The recipe for the boston butt, My grandson makes it and when he does, he brings us a bowl of it…………….yummy…………He uses the GEORGIA’S BBQ sauce. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

  3. They all sound yummy! I’ve been trying to dredge up some easy crock pot recipes so thank you!
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  4. What crockpot do you recommend?

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