During chilly months, I fix this jambalaya at least once a month. It’s so easy…just chop the vegetables, dump everything in the slow cooker and forget it! Even my sons, who are picky about spicy things, like this dish.—Cindi Coss, Coppell, Texas
“Here’s a great make-ahead recipe! I cut up fresh chicken, put in a bag with the remaining slow-cooker ingredients and freeze.” To cook her frozen Indonesian Peanut Chicken, Sarah simply removes the bag a day ahead to thaw in the fridge, then pours all the contents into her slow cooker. Sarah Newman - Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
I live in Georgia, but I appreciate the tangy, sweet and slightly spicy taste of Carolina Vinegar Chicken. I make my version in the slow cooker and when you walk in the door after being gone all day, the aroma will knock you off your feet! —Ramona Parris, Acworth, Georgia
Not only is this recipe extremely low in fat, but it's as convenient as it is delicious. Chock-full of corn, lentils and tender chunks of chicken, the thick satisfying soup simmers to a heartwarming perfection in the slow cooker.—Connie Thomas, Jensen, Utah
I put lime-flavored tortilla chips at the bottom of individual bowls before ladling in this Southwestern soup. Loaded with chicken, beans, corn, tomatoes and green chilies, it's satisfying and fuss-free.
West Memphis, Arkansas
Jane Bone from Cape Coral, Florida gives an Italian treatment to chicken by slow-cooking it in a zesty tomato sauce and serving it over spaghetti. "It's great for company because it frees up time to spend with guests. Toss a salad and you're ready to eat," she suggests.
Our family has no links to Greece of any kind, but we always have such a great time at Salt Lake City's annual Greek Festival. One of my favorite parts is all the awesome food. This meal is a good way to mix up our menu, and my kids are big fans. —Camille Beckstrand, Layton, Utah
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