Ugh, winter. Cold, wet (around here at least), and dark. Half the time it seems like I’ve just done the dishes and then it’s time to make dinner again! On those days when I can’t summon up the energy to slave over a stove (or I just want to play with the kids instead!), my slow cooker is my lifeline.
kinda lazy dazzlingly efficient, I like to buy big family packs of chicken and cook the whole lot at one time. Leftovers for lunch – now that’s efficient! Slow cookers are perfect for this, but the trick is to have one big enough that you’re not overfilling it. Slow cookers work best when they’re between half and three quarters full. I use this family-sized Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker for my family of four.
But what to make? May I present 21 delicious gluten-free slow cooker recipes, all featuring that most versatile of meats, chicken. I’ve tried to include a selection of recipes that will interest everyone: some home style classics, some unique variations, some spicy for those of us who love the heat, and some not. I trust you’ll find at least a few here that sound good enough to try the next time you pull out your slow cooker.
Sweet Citrus Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs from Family Food & Travel
Slow Cooker Curry from Happy Mothering
Slow Cooker Curried Chicken Tacos with Avocado Crema from Healthy Nibbles & Bits
Teriyaki Kick Chicken Wings from Personally Paleo
Slow Cooker Pizza Chicken from Smile Sandwich
Slow Cooker Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken from Immaculate Bites
Spicy Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings from Bless Her Heart Y’all
Bacon Ranch Chicken for the Slow Cooker from Zephyr Hill
Slow Cooker Balsamic Jalapeno Chicken Legs from Living Lou
Slow Cooker Thai Chicken with Peanut Sauce from Five Heart Home
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chicken Quinoa Stew from LeelaLicious
Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder from Damn Delicious
Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken from Lady Behind the Curtain
Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Pineapple Chicken from Family Food & Travel
(choose gluten-free tamari soy sauce)
Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken from Creme De La Crumb
Rustic Chicken Slow Cooker Stew from Who Needs a Cape?
Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala from Cooking Classy
Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs from The Magical Slow Cooker
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup from Peaks & Harbours
(choose a gluten-free enchilada sauce or make your own)
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