We are here to remind you of your favorite winter friend, the slow cooker. When the temperature drops outside and we would rather be cuddled up in a blanket instead of cooking, the slow cooker is the perfect kitchen gadget to help you create tasty, healthy, hearty, warming meals.
Did you know that January is National Slow Cooker Month? To inspire you, we are sharing our favorite slow cooker chicken recipes to make your January menu planning a little easier.
Some of the things we love about slow cooker meals:
- The smell of dinner cooking while you are getting other things done;
- Getting meals prepped the night before or first thing in the morning by simply combining a few ingredients in your slow cooker, turning the dial to on and not having to think about what is for supper for the rest of the day; and
- Less dishes and clean-up at the end of the day!
Do not forget your slow cooker is not just great for making chillies and soups, but many other varieties of recipes too. Did you know you can even roast whole chicken using your slow cooker?
Here are a couple of our favourite slow cooker recipes to add to your January menu:
Spice things up this January with our Slow Cooker Butter Chicken recipe. This hearty, classic comfort dish is guaranteed to warm you up with the flavour of garam masala from India. It can be served on a bed of rice, vegetables or with a side of naan bread.
If your family loves outdoor winter activities like hockey, skiing, and tobogganing, prep our Char Sui Pulled Chicken recipe in the morning before heading out and it will be ready when you get back from your outdoor adventures. We love how there are only a few ingredients in this recipe making it a snap to assemble. Toast buns and whip-up a crunchy slaw and your meal is complete. Pulled chicken also makes terrific leftovers, so consider doubling this recipe.
There’s no better comfort food to warm you up on a cold winter evening than a Classic Chicken Stew. This recipe is loaded with hearty vegetables and calls for either skinless, boneless chicken thighs or chicken breasts.
This traditional Hungarian dish is made using sweet and hot paprika which gives it a unique flavour. Served over egg noodles, this creamy and flavourful Chicken Paprikash is sure to be a staple in your family’s winter recipe rotation.
We hope by providing some comforting chicken recipes you will be able to kick those winter blues. Please visit our recipe page on our website where you will find all our delicious comforting slow cooker recipes for you and your family to enjoy this winter.