“I came up with this recipe for my sister who just got her first slow cooker and cooks mostly by throwing canned goods into a pot. It’s a delicious go-to recipe for busy days.” —Elizabeth Dumont, Boulder, Colorado
You can't go wrong with this slow-cooked sensation. Tender shredded chicken is matched up with black beans, Mexicorn, rice and cheese, then served with tortilla chips. When you're craving nachos but need more than a snack, this makes one zesty dinner.—Barbara Schweitzer, Chesapeake, Virginia
Chicken breasts are treated to a bevy of black beans, red peppers and tomatoes in this Southwestern supper from Piper Spiwak. "We love this colorful dish over rice cooked in chicken broth," pens the Vienna, Virginia cook.
With just 15-minutes of prep, you'll be out of the kitchen in no time. This deliciously low-fat dish gets even better served with reduced-fat sour cream and chopped cilantro. Brandi Castillo - Santa Maria, California
“My family is always very busy. With three kids involved in many different after-school and evening activities, it’s nice to come home to a meal that’s already prepared and ready to eat!” Becky Gifford - Conway, AR
Garlic, oregano and lemon juice give spark to this memorable main dish. It's easy to fix - just brown the chicken in a skillet, then let the slow cooker do the work. I like to serve this dish to company. -Walter Powell, Wilmington, Delaware
I've been married for 42 years and have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. I love to collect cookbooks and try new recipes. This dish is delicious, easy and good when served with rice and a side vegetable.—Edith Holliday, Flushing, Michigan
As a working Mom with two kids, I have little time to prepare something hearty during the week. This recipe is easily tossed together in the morning and fabulous to come home to at night. Both my picky eaters love it! —Jessica Costello, Westminster, Massachusetts
Spicy barbecue sauce blends with sweet pineapple in this quick-to-fix chicken dish from Mary Zawlocki of Gig Harbor, Washington. "It's tasty enough for a company dinner...just add a salad and rolls," she suggests.