My sister shared this chili recipe with me. I usually double it and add one extra can of beans, then serve with cheddar biscuits or warmed tortillas. The jalapeno adds just enough heat to notice but not too much for my children. —Kristine Bowles, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Prepared salsa and convenient canned corn and beans add fun color, texture and flavor to Karen Water's tender chicken dish. "I usually serve it with salad and white rice," suggests the Laurel, Maryland cook. "Our children love it."
"I love using my slow cooker because it's so convenient," writes Jenet Cattar of Neptune Beach, Florida. "This meal-in-one, which includes juicy chicken and tasty veggies in a creamy sauce, is ready to eat when I get home from the office."
"My husband, Nathan, and I really like Mexican food, and this is our favorite dish," writes Jenny Miller of Raleigh, North Carolina. "You can modify it to suit your taste, adding corn, rice or refried beans."
"With a full-time job and active 5-year-old, I’m known as the “Crock-Pot Queen” in my family," laughs Sharon Johannes in Ashley, Illinois. "I use my slow cookers at least twice a week…sometimes have two or three going at once with different dishes. I’ve made this recipe for years and, after making a few tweaks, it’s become a treasured favorite."
"When I know I'll be having a busy day with little time for cooking, I prepare this tasty main dish," writes Eleanor Mielke of Snohomish, Washington. "Brimming with tender chicken and colorful vegetables, it smells so good while cooking."
In Stillman Valley, Illinois, Susan Kutz needs only five ingredients to create this comforting home-style meal of chicken topped with corn bread stuffing. "I sometimes add two cans of soup so there's more sauce," she notes.
Sweet pineapple and salty soy sauce season a flavorful chicken dish from Carol Gillespie in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. “I adapted the recipe for my crock pot because it's so much easier to do the preparation hours in advance, then let it simmer all day,”” Carol explains.