Try these 7 easy slow cooker recipes with almost no prep time

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While big flavors, succulent tender meat, and out-of-this-world sauces are definitely some of the greatest things about your slow cooker, it’s really the level of convenience and stress-free dinner prep that brings this kitchen appliance into the realm of perfection. Some slow cooker recipes, while delicious, tend to be overly-extravagant in both their prep work and ingredient list—which we feel can sometimes defeat the purpose!
When you’re looking to get the most out your time, your budget, and most importantly your slow cooker—you should opt for one of these 7 wonderful slow cooker recipes that can easily be prepared in 10 minutes or less!
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1. SLOW COOKER ANGEL CHICKEN
Cooktop Cove
Angel chicken is a wonderful dish that is made up of tender chicken breasts, cream of mushroom soup and delicate angel hair pasta, all brought together with Italian seasoning.
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2. SLOW COOKER ROSEMARY DIJON CHICKEN
Juicy chicken breasts, fantastic root vegetables and easy pantry items are all it takes to produce this winning dish for Rosemary Dijon Chicken from Fit Slow Cooker Queen. Simply place these delicious ingredients into your slow cooker, and open it up to a meal so delicious, you’ll be astounded to hear that it’s healthy for you too!
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3. SALSA VERDE CHICKEN
Sometimes, a hot chicken dish in the summer doesn’t always cut it—they can often feel weighty and too rich for the lighthearted season. This recipe for Salsa Verde Chicken from Diethood easily remedies this problem with a light, vibrant dish packed with fresh herbal notes. We love serving this dish on a warm summer evening—summer is the season of greenery, after all!
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4. SLOW COOKER ENCHILADA ORZO
Orzo is one of those amazing ingredients that is often both underused and underappreciated. It’s essentially a rice-shaped pasta that absorbs flavor in the most wonderful way! This recipe for Enchilada Orzo from Damn Delicious is the perfect dish to highlight this fantastic (and cheap) ingredient.
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5. 4-INGREDIENT SLOW COOKER CHICKEN & STUFFING
Cooktop Cove
It’s hard to believe that this recipe is ready to cook in under 10 minutes of prep time—but take our word for it! This mild recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken & Stuffing is really as simple as it gets.
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6. HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN THIGHS
This fantastic recipe for Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs from Diethood is both low-maintenance and low-fat. It really doesn’t get much better than that! All of these yummy ingredients (apart from the chicken thighs) are easy pantry items that won’t burn a hole through your wallet. We love the tangy Asian notes in this recipe—especially the sprinkling of sesame seeds!
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7. SLOW COOKER GARLIC CITRUS CHICKEN
We love it when most of the ingredients for a recipe are indicated in the title, as is the case with this bright dish for Garlic Citrus Chicken from Fit Slow Cooker Queen. A brilliant and fun take on the more classic ‘garlic lemon chicken’, this dish adds an extra layer of tangy citrus flavor with the addition of lime and orange juice!
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