“My slow cooker comes in so handy during the haying and harvest seasons,” writes Joan Airey from her farm in Rivers, Manitoba. “We’re so busy that if supper isn’t prepared before I serve lunch, it doesn’t seem to get done on time. This recipe is hearty, delicious and fuss-free.”
I CREATED this recipe in an effort to prepare a dish lower in calories and fat. Everyone likes the taste, including my grandchildren. A hint of orange gives the chicken a delicious flavor.
This is a favorite of mine. It travels well, and I often take it to potluck suppers.
-Nancy Wit, Fremont, Nebraska
You wouldn't believe this golden brown chicken was made in the slow cooker. Packed with flavor, the meat is moist, the carrots are tender and the juices would make a nice gravy.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Cooking with cranberries is a happy habit for Sandy Brooks of Tacoma, Washington. "I like to include them because the fruit is filled with vitamin C - and because my husband and son love the flavor," she smiles. "This chicken recipe is the one they request the most."
I love preparing dinner in a slow cooker because it's "carefree cooking." This chicken dish uses ingredients that I love, such as coconut milk, edamame and fresh ginger. The Asian-style entree is perfect for a potluck party.—Roxanne Chan, Albany, New York
I found this Italian-style chicken recipe in a magazine and tweaked it to my family's tastes. I have taken it to potlucks and served it at dinner parties and no one ever guesses that it's made in the slow cooker. I serve this chicken entree with crusty bread and spinach salad with lemon vinaigrette.—Mary Watkins, Little Elm, Texas
It takes just minutes to get this satisfying supper ready for the slow cooker. And at the end of a busy day, your family will appreciate the simple goodness of tender chicken and vegetables. "It's one of our favorite meals," says Alpha Wilson of Roswell, New Mexico.
A pleasant sauce coats this chicken and veggie dinner that's slow-cooked to tender perfection, then served over biscuits. "When I first came up with this dish, my 2-year-old couldn't get enough of it," comments Kathy Garrett from Browns Mills, New Jersey.