Chew This! Slow Cooker Chicken and Dressing

Happy “Chew This!” Sunday! As many of you know, I write a food column for “The Courier-Times” on the first and third Sundays of each month called “Chew This!” I absolutely love it and love sharing my family recipes, stories and memories. If you are in the Henry County, Indiana area – pick up a copy of the newspaper today and let me know what you think! If you are not, but would still like to take a look, sign up for an online subscription at http://thecouriertimes.com Need help with the online signing up!? Write to me and I’ll be happy to help! blaisethebaker@gmail.com

My newest recipe is a slow cooker favorite around here! It is so easy – so delicious – and so flavorful that you will not believe it! When I developed this recipe I wanted to take your traditional turkey and dressing and up the flavor – ease – and I wanted to use chicken instead. All in all – fabulous results the first try! I tweaked the type of cheese – cook time – amount of cream soup and it was a hit! So many of my taste testers asked for this recipe – here you go! 

I am also sharing my recipe for the perfect go-to sides with this meal – honey corn and cooked to death green beans – I mean how bad could that be!? 

Also my “Ask and Answer” feature is all about how to make your own version of the popular canned cream soups! Phyllis Riggs shared with me her recipe and I am passing that along to you! 


Slow Cooker Chicken and Dressing

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Enjoy!

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Here are the ingredients / brands that I use for this recipe that I thought I would share. 

Grandma Barbra’s Slow Cooker Pork Roast 

This recipe comes straight from my Grandma Barbra. She served this for Easter and everyone went crazy so naturally I had to find out the recipe!

Grandma Barbra’s Slow Cooker Pork Roast

1 pork roast (between 2-3 pounds)
1 bottle Italian salad dressing
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper

In a shallow baking dish combine the pork roast with the bottle of Italian salad dressing. Cover with aluminum foil and place into the refrigerator overnight – or at least 6 hours.

Line your slow cooker with a plastic slow cooker liner, for easier cleanup, or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Place pork roast inside carefully along with water. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. 

Cook on high for 4 hours. Turn down and cook on low for 4 additional hours. At the end of the cooking time, shread the pork with two forks. 

Serve on hamburger buns with BBQ sauce and pickles if desired. 

Enjoy!

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Chew This – Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles 

I LOVE slow cooker chicken and noodles and this recipe is the only recipe I use. It comes to me straight from my Mom, Darla and she’s been making it for years! You can add whatever spice you want, even lemon or fennel, and it turns out fabulous every single time! 

 Pick up a copy of “The Courier-Times” TODAY and let me know what you think! It’s also posted on their website – link below – to those who are online subscribers. 


Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles

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Enjoy! 

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Slow Cooker Old-Fashioned Mushroom and Onion Roast

I’m really starting to embrace the slow cooker and everything it can do. For some reason I feel wonderfully “old fashioned” whenever I pull it out and sit it on the cabinet. Don’t ask me why – I just do. Perhaps because the slow cooker was used a lot when I was younger – and I have fond memories of my Grandparents, as well as my Mom using it quite frequently.

I admit that it took me a little time to warm up to the whole slow cooker idea – perhaps because I’m so impatient on things – but I am really loving the concept…now.

This recipe is one that both my Grandma and Mom have used over the years. The flavor and texture of the meat is delicious and moist while the vegetables are perfecty cooked. I’m sure most of you have heard of this recipe, or at least a version of it, but my personal favorite is my version, here…

Sidenote – I originally “shared” this recipe with my followers on Snapchat. If you have Snapchat, follow me there. My username is, “blaisethebaker”. Notice in the picture how I spelled “potatoes”. It is obvious I am not the world’s best speller – and it is also obvious that Snapchat doesn’t come with spell check… Hahahaha

  

Slow Cooker Old-Fashioned Mushroom and Onion Roast

4 cups washed and diced potatoes
4 cups mini carrots
1 package dry onion soup mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup
4-5 pounds chuck eye roast, cut in half

Start by lightly spraying your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.

Add the washed and diced potatoes with the mini carrots to the slow cooker and then add in the dry onion soup mix and the can of cream of mushroom soup. Stir everything together well.

Place the cut chuck eye roast on top of the coated vegetables. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low for 5 hours.

Enjoy!

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Chew This – Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Vegetables

There’s been a lot of people write to me and ask if I had a recipe for a complete “slow cooker” meal. I have a few slow cooker recipes, but nothing that could be labeled a “complete meal”. I decided to have some fun with this one, and add potatoes, carrots and pearl onions. The result? Fantastic! Of course, I made it several more times just to be sure – and, my hunches were right…fabulous!

This recipe is versatile and can be made with other vegetables, of course, but I find the combination of potatoes, carrots and pearl onions to be perfectly mouthwatering and perfect. I LOVE pearl onions, and really need to use them more in my cooking…but more on that later.

Save, print and share this recipe! You’ll be making it for years to come…

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Vegetables Chew This Blaise Doubman

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Vegetables

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Enjoy!

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Week in Review

Here’s a recap of my “Blaise the Baker” recipes that were featured this week, on my social media pages…

(Find my social media links here –
https://blaisethebaker.com/2015/03/19/britneys-a-fan-are-you/)

Week in Review Blaise the Baker

Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake
(featured in “Chew This”)

MAKE IT: https://blaisethebaker.com/2015/06/07/chew-this-chocolate-fudge-pudding-cake/
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Grandma Barbra’s Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies
MAKE IT: https://blaisethebaker.com/2015/06/08/grandma-barbras-old-fashioned-chocolate-chip-cookies/
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Slow Cooker BBQ Pineapple Chicken
MAKE IT: https://blaisethebaker.com/2015/03/17/slow-cooker-bbq-pineapple-chicken/
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Cake Pops (cake balls)
MAKE IT: https://blaisethebaker.com/2015/06/10/cake-pops/
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Cooked to Death Green Beans
MAKE IT: https://blaisethebaker.com/2015/06/11/cooked-to-death-green-beans/
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Hope you enjoy!

Slow Cooker BBQ Pineapple Chicken

I’ve been getting requests for more chicken recipes on my blog, so I thought I would post one of my current favorites… This recipe, made in a slow cooker, makes the chicken so unbelievably juicy, you won’t believe it! (I really wanted to say “moist” – but I hear that a lot of people aren’t a fan of the word…!?)

This is amazing served alongside with white (or brown) rice and a roasted vegetable of some kind. (Such as my “Parmesan Whole Roasted Cauliflower”, recipe here – https://blaisethebaker.com/2015/02/20/parmesan-whole-roasted-cauliflower/)

This can also be made WITHOUT the pineapple – no need to adjust anything – just don’t add it. BUT – the addition of the pineapple, really adds a “sweet” flavor that goes well with the BBQ taste.

AND – yes, I should have taken the chicken out, placed it on a nice plate, bed of rice, and THEN taken the picture… I’m working on it, I’m working on it… Ha! 😉

(I most of the time just simply don’t have the patience for it…)

Slow Cooker BBQ Pineapple Chicken Blaise the Baker

Slow Cooker BBQ Pineapple Chicken

4-6 chicken breasts
1 bottle BBQ sauce
1 small can of crushed pineapple

The above ingredients are what I use – everything “normal” size. If you want to use a different flavored BBQ sauce – go ahead. If you want to use a little more / less of the crushed pineapple – feel free! Experiment and have fun!

Start by spraying the inside of your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.

Combine the bottle of BBQ sauce and can of crushed pineapple together in a small bowl and stir to combine. Place chicken in slow cooker and pour over BBQ and crushed pineapple mixture. No need to add any other liquid!

Set your slow cooker on…

HIGH for 3 hours and check OR LOW for 5 hours and check.

Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Cherry Cobbler

I found a similar recipe to this on a Facebook posting, and had to try it. The ingredients – only 3 – could be found in any cabinet, and the directions couldn’t be any simpler!

I tried it…and loved it! And I think you will to. I DID make some changes to the original recipe, but there are still only 3 ingredients needed.

If you’re not a fan of cherry, use apple, blueberry…any type of pie filling will work! Use your favorite…

Slow Cooker Dessert Blog

Slow Cooker Cherry Cobbler

1 box “classic yellow” cake mix
1 can of pie filling (I used “Comstock” brand)
1 stick of butter, melted

Start by spraying your slow cooker liner with a non-stick cooking spray.

Empty the cake mix into the prepared slow cooker liner and add the can of pie filling and melted butter. Stir everything together until well combined.

Place lid on slow cooker, turn on “high” and bake for 3 hours.

Enjoy!

(This recipe really depends on the SIZE of your slow cooker… I baked mine in a slow cooker with the capacity to hold for eight. If your slow cooker is less than this – adjust the bake time accordingly.)

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