Crockpot Game Hen

Taylor and I were walking around Winco one day trying to deiced to what make, when I stumbled upon this Game Hen in the frozen section. I had the bright idea to make it like the slow cooker whole chicken recipe! I figured that was simple enough why not try and spice it up with a game hen? Also, what does game hen taste like? Taylor agreed to try it so it was off to the races. Quickly enough (while we were at work) we had dinner in the crockpot waiting for us when we got home. It came out quite well, and I have to say it does taste like chicken. But its not.

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Crockpot Game Hen
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Game hen
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Ball up some foil, or use potatoes as a base for the chicken
  2. Add the chicken to your base and season
  3. Cook on high for 4-6 hours

 

Simple Chicken Strips

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I love these simple chicken strips! It’s true, fried foods are always a good choice, and there’s nothing better than a good chicken strip when you’re looking for comfort food!

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These chicken strips were amazing! Chicken is my favorite protein, and fried is always my favorite way to eat anything! So here you go, our go-to recipe for homemade chicken strips! When my siblings and I were younger we didn’t get a lot of food like this, cooking for six kids each with their own food quirks couldn’t have been very easy, and so we ate a lot of pasta and way more rice than I will ever eat again. Anyway, my parents always let us pick a special dinner for our birthdays and chicken strips were always my choice! Now that I’m an adult and I’m married (the Hubby has to fry things, I’m too much of a kitchen disaster) I can eat them whenever I want! Which probably isn’t good for me, but they sure taste amazing!
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Simple Chicken Strips
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Vegetable Oil, for frying
Instructions
  1. Preheat oil to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into long strips and set aside.
  3. Beat the 3 eggs in a separate bowl and measure the flour into another separate dish.
  4. Put the panko into a pie plate or shallow bowl and season with garlic powder, cayenne, salt and pepper.
  5. Dip the chicken strips into the flour, the beaten egg and then dredge them into the seasoned panko.
  6. Fry in the hot peanut oil for 6 to 8 minutes, until golden brown, and remove to a paper towel lined sheet tray
  7. Enjoy!

Spicy Cream Cheese Chicken Dip

#chicken #dip

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This Spicy Cream Cheese Chicken Dip wasn’t supposed to be a dip, it was supposed to be tacos. But the Hubby, goofball that he is, swears that I told him to add cream cheese (I told him to grab sour cream) Oh well! Happy mistake, because this made an awesome dip!
I’ve been working a LOT of overtime and that means that the Hubby is in charge of a lot of the cooking, which is not a problem, he makes some delicious food! However he tends to make things that you can eat with chips. I’m just glad he didn’t put rice into this, I’m not really a rice person!
He usually puts dinner into the Crock Pot while he is home for lunch and then it’s finished cooking when we get home. Crock Pot are a wonderful innovation.. You can’t leave dinner on the stove for 5 hours without burning your home down!
This dip was a pretty delicious meal and I’m thinking about making it for the Hubby’s surprise Birthday party next month (he doesn’t read my posts, muahahahahahaha.)
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Spicy Cream Cheese Chicken Dip
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts, still frozen
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 can corn kernels, do not drain
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1 t onion powder
  • 1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese
  • Cornstarch to thicken
Instructions
  1. Put the chicken in the crock pot.
  2. Top with the tomatoes, corn, the drained and rinsed beans, ranch dressing, cumin, onion and chili powder.
  3. Stir to combine then top with the cream cheese.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring one or twice to blend in the cheese.
  5. Shred the chicken into large pieces and mix back into crock pot.
  6. Serve with chips!
  7. Enjoy!

Spicy Chicken and Red Bean Soup

#soup #crockpot

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed but there is something the Hubby and I make a lot. Soup. Do you want to know a why? It’s because we are in our twenties and don’t make nearly enough money! So what’s the easiest thing to make on a budget? Soup. And the best way to make a soup is to look in your cupboard and grab a bunch of canned food, add some chicken broth/beef broth and some kind of protein.. That’s how this Spicy Chicken and Red Bean Soup came about! We always have at least one onion in the kitchen (usually 2) and I will never cook without Garlic. So this was the equivalent of Kitchen Sink Cookies, but Kitchen Sink Soup!
It turned out pretty fantastic, I think when I make this next (on purpose of course) I will make sure that I just happen to have a fresh jalapeno in the apartment, I think some spice will make this even tastier!
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Spicy Chicken and Red Bean Soup
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 can green chilies
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 2 cans red beans
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in bottom of crockpot.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add onion, green chilies, beans, garlic and chicken broth.
  4. Cover and cook on Low for 6-8 hours or on High for 4-6 hours.
  5. Shred chicken and return to crockpot!
  6. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, and tortilla chips!!

Spicy Chicken Tomato Soup

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I like tomato soup, but it gets old. Eventually you have to grow up and realize that Campbell’s Tomato Soup isn’t really good for you in any way. It has no real protein and way too much sodium. You might as well just drink a V8, at least those have added vitamins. Anyway, this is my better alternative, my upgraded tomato soup: Spicy Chicken Tomato Soup.
When I first came up with this recipe I thought about using ground beef, but then I thought it would seem too much like a chili and I wanted to keep this as a soup, so I went with chicken.
This was a really good winter night meal, and it made for amazing leftovers for work lunches!
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Spicy Chicken Tomato Soup
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cans peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbs chili powder
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Sweet White Corn, drained
  • 2 cans red beans
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in your crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
  2. Serve by itself or over rice and enjoy!

Crock Pot Spicy Salsa Chicken Pasta

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This Crock Pot Spicy Salsa Chicken Pasta was amazing delicious because it’s something outside the norm. The hubby and I eat a lot of pasta with tomato sauce, a lot a lot. It’s kind of our favorite meal. So it was nice to have pasta, which we love, but a different kind. Something different was really nice! And the husband really liked it, he ate three helpings!
A shoutout goes out to whoever figured out that that you can cook pasta in a Crock Pot. I mean really, there are so many plus sides to cooking your pasta in the sauce of your dinner. It thickens itself, the pasta is flavorful on it’s own,  it takes a lot less maintenance so multitasking is a possibility. So I can wash up the dishes while the pasta cooks! I’m really glad that it works so well. It makes pasta, and already simple dish, even easier to make!

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Crock Pot Spicy Salsa Chicken Pasta
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 1 lb bowtie pasta
  • 3-4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 8 oz Jalapeno Cream cheese
  • 2 large jalapenos, diced
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients , except the cream cheese and the noodles, into your crock pot and cook on low until chicken is done (4-6 hours)
  2. Pour in your pasta and turn crock pot to high
  3. Once pasta is cooked add your cream cheese and stir briskly to mix.
  4. Add some cheese to garnish, and enjoy!

 

 

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

We have been trying to make some quick easy meals in the Crock Pot while using up all our frozen chicken and stumbled upon this recipe for Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings!

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I really wasn’t sure if I would like Chicken and Dumplings. I’ve never had it before, and I was worried that the biscuits would be soggy, and I really really don’t like soggy things.

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But I didn’t need to be worried, they weren’t soggy at all! I think the next time we make this we will use homemade biscuits instead of canned. The artificial taste was too much for me, not like my moms Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings. But other than that it was really good! The hubby loved the biscuits though, so it worked out, I ate the soup part and Dan ate the other parts! It was a pretty good dinner all around.
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Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless/skinless Chicken Breasts, diced
  • 2 cans of condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 lb frozen vegetables
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • Can of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • ½ cup of water
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients, except for the butter and biscuits in your crock pot
  2. Cut butter into slices and scatter over the top.
  3. Add ½ a cup of water and cook on high 4-5 hours or low 5-6
  4. Place biscuits whole on top of mixture and cook for an additional 30-45 minutes or until biscuits are cooked through
  5. Enjoy!

White Chicken Chili

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This is something my dad used to make all the time when I was a kid, and it’s still one of my favorites! My baby brother was very picky when we were younger and one of the things he hated most, and still doesn’t really like, is ground beef. Which is the main ingredient of regular chili, so my brother would NEVER eat it. But the rest of us loved chili, and my dad came up with this recipe so that my brother would eat something other than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and chicken nuggets. Needless to say it was a huge hit and my family still eats it once every few weeks at home. Anyway, husband I were making up the weekly meal plan and I told him that I really wanted chili but all we ever make is red chili so I called my dad and got this recipe from him! Dan absolutely loved it and while it was delicious, my dad’s is still better, I need to make it a lot more before it’s up to his standards!
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White Chicken Chili
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans Great Northern Beans drained
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheese Monterrey Jack or Mexican Blend
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except the cheese and sour cream in your crock pot and cook on low for6 hours, on high for 4
  2. Take your chicken out and shred it
  3. Add chicken back into crock pot along with cheese and sour cream
  4. Enjoy!

Crock Pot Chicken Spinach Artichoke Lasagna

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When I found out that there was such a thing as no-boil lasagna noodles I was beyond excited. I mean, how could I not be?! Lasagna without burning my fingers on boiling hot noodles, yes, thank you! And then as I was randomly looking on Pinterest, wasting hours, and I came across a fantastic thing; the holy grail of food. Lasagna made in a Crock Pot. I mean really, what could be more perfect? SO after calling my husband at work and telling him (in great detail) how happy I was about the prospect of lasagna without the possibility of burnt cheese on the top, a rather one sided conversation I must say, I told him we were going to the store after he got off of work. I decided that we were going to make a Spinach Artichoke Lasagna instead of just any ol’ lasagna and it was a very good choice. Everything worked out so well, ahhhh. Just thinking about this lasagna makes me want to make another one!

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Crock Pot Chicken Spinach Artichoke Lasagna
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 lb fresh spinach
  • 1- 1.5 lbs. ground chicken
  • 1 10oz jar Pesto sauce
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 15 oz container ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese ( or a little more if you like )
  • 1 6 oz jar artichoke heart pieces drained
  • 1 Jar Classico 4 Cheese Alfredo Sauce
  • 1 Jar Classico Garlic Alfredo Sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 9 oz no boil Barilla Lasagna Sheets
Instructions
  1. Cut stems off spinach and rinse
  2. Spray your biggest skillet with non stick spray and place over medium heat. While you are at it spray down the inside of your slow cooker as well.
  3. Put in your ground chicken and cook it completely and make sure to crumble it up.
  4. Add the onion and a minute later stir in the pesto.
  5. Combine completely and set aside.
  6. In a bowl mix together your beaten egg, ricotta, spinach, artichokes and Parmesan cheese.
  7. Pour ¼ cup of sauce (either will do) into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  8. Break up noodles and layer on the sauce.
  9. Use ½ of the ricotta mixture and dollop it over the noodles
  10. Spread ½ of the chicken mixture on top of that.
  11. Top with 1 cup of Mozzarella cheese and ½ of a jar of sauce.
  12. Repeat 2 more times and on the top put the remaining ¼ cup of sauce and cheese.
  13. Cover your slow cooker and cook on Low for 4-5 hours until noodles are tender.
  14. Watch your slow cooker some are hotter than others and you will notice the sides start to brown. If you are not careful you might let it go to long and burn it.
  15. Turn your cooker off and let it stand for a few minutes then cut and serve
  16. Enjoy!

Crockpot Southwest Chicken Soup

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Soup is close to my favorite food in the world. I especially love thick soup on a cold day, we don’t get many cold days here in California, but this year we had a few and I was really excited! Crock Pot make soup even easier, which is always a plus when both members of your little family work all day five days a week! I wish we had a bigger freezer so that we could make a million freezer meals, they make life simpler. There is nothing better than coming home after a long day and having dinner ready to eat!

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Crockpot Southwest Chicken Soup
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 1 can white corn
  • 1 can jalapeno black beans
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 8 oz cream cheese
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in your crock pot
  2. Cook on low for 7 hours or high for 5 hours
  3. When the chicken is cooked take it out and shred it, add it back into your crock pot
  4. Thicken with cornstarch
  5. Enjoy!