Top 10 Slow Cooker Dinners

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Simple meals are my thing and it doesn’t get much easier than slow cooker dinners ready for you when you get home. Here are 10 of the best! Any night of the week and especially on special occasions, you are going to love these easy weeknight crockpot meals.

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We had friends over this weekend to hang out and chat.  Of course there was food involved. You know I love love love to feed people. The kids played for hours and when the day was done, they were sad to part. {{tear}}

We have our kids in the same TaeKwonDo class and we were talking about how one night of the week we don’t get home until bed time. We could of course eat before we go, but the kids are hungry when we get out and no one wants to cook at 8 o’clock at night.

These are the nights that a slow cooker dinner comes in handy. I really love my slow cooker! You pretty much toss in a bunch of ingredients and turn it on.  What could be easier?

Top 10 Slow Cooker Dinners

Another perfect crock pot occasion is for a party. I have done summer parties with Mexican food bar, or a winter party with a chili bar. Cooked and served in the slow cooker. They are so convenient, I have decided I am going to start breaking mine out more often. 

Simple meals are my thing and it doesn’t get much easier than slow cooker dinners ready for you when you get home.

Enjoy!
With love, from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Simple Crockpot Buffalo Wings

Simple Crock Pot Buffalo Wings are so tender they will melt in your mouth.  The caramelized buffalo sauce is truly enough to make your taste buds sing!  Made in the slow cooker you won’t find an easier recipe!  They just about cook themselves.

Chipotles Copycat Barbacoa

Chipotle Barbacoa Recipe is an easy weeknight crockpot meal, and the Mexican barbecue of my dreams. Seared beef is slow cooked in a spectacular spicy adobo sauce and combination of flavors that create the perfect moist and tender Mexican shredded beef. Prepared in the crockpot it’s simple and delicious!  

The Best Ever Crockpot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Crockpot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches are moist, tender and delicious.  Loaded with flavor from a homemade barbecue sauce and Dr. Pepper soda. Yep, you will never believe all the amazing flavor that’s in easy weeknight crockpot meal!!

Simple Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Simple Crock Pot Chicken and Bisquick Dumplings is easy as can be, with homemade flavor that may transport you back to your moms kitchen table. What could possibly be better?  A delicious chicken and dumplings recipe that is so easy you can make it in your slow cooker.

Easy Crockpot Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings

Crock Pot Honey Sriracha Wings are so tender the meat falls off the bone and melts in your mouth.  The caramelized sweet and spicy sauce is truly enough to make your taste buds sing!  Made in the slow cooker you won’t find an easier recipe!  They just about cook themselves.

Copycat Maid-Rite Loose Meat Sandwiches Crockpo

Maid Rites Loose Meat Sandwich is an easy weeknight meal if ever there was one!! The sandwich has perfectly seasoned, tender, slow-cooked ground beef served on a warm bun.

We have tried to replicate it for years and at long last, we have the perfect crock pot recipe and it is one to keep!  If you have never tried one, run (do not walk) to your kitchen and make this!

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Recipe is perfectly seasoned and tender slow cooked beef piled on a toasted bun. The topping of ooey gooey cheese and 2 kinds of peppers takes this meal from good to fantastic!!  This crockpot dinner recipe is so easy you will be making it all year long.

Jack Daniels Crockpot Pulled Pork

Jack Daniels Pulled Pork is fabulously moist, so tender it falls apart and unbelievably delish. Perfect crock pot meal.  Packed with our favorite smoky and sweet Jack flavors with a double kick!

Easy Slow Cooker Chili

Easy Slow Cooker Chili is fully loaded; packed with meat, beans and just the right amount of heat to make your tongue tingle. This simple and easy recipe is perfect to feed a crowd!  Cooked in your crock pot all day or in just 4 hours.  It’s up to you.

Zesty Italian Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sliders

Zesty Italian BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders have amazing flavor. Cooked in a crock pot they take little work and are absolutely scrumptious!

We hope you enjoy these easy weeknight crock pot meals!!
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Originally published October 2014. Last updated and republished March 2020.

13 Comments

  1. My mother, who lived in Kewanee, Illinois and graduated there in 1939 always use to talk about Maid Rites but she didn't know how to replicate them. I am so grateful that I have your recipe. Of course, I never had a Maid Rite, but I will make it in my mother's honor. She passed away about 14 years ago. Thank you.!!!!!!!!!

  2. I am happy that you will make it in your mothers honor. What a great Mothers Day present to her! God bless you and your family and Im sure everyone will love these and think of Mom and Grandma!

  3. Can you tell me why my barbq chicken or whatever never coats in the crock pot but is very runny and juicy even tho I am following recipes?

    1. My experience and thoughts on this: if the skin is on the chicken the meat fats/juice make it thinned out. Dark meat such a thighs are always the worst. Maybe par boil the chicken..personally I haven't tried this myself since I had that water sauce. But it's thought. I now just but my sauce on the side..ugh. It would be interesting what others say..

    2. If you are NOT using a low fat meat product (such as chicken breasts) then you need to precook to render the fat. You can roast, braise or use favorite method to precook the meat & keep it moist. Personally, I recommend cooking the meat in the slow cooker, drain the fat & add sauce to complete the cooking & tenderize.

    3. I steam my chicken pieces first for about 30 minutes then place them on a rack to dry for about an hour. Or pat dry with paper towels. This helps reduce the fat and juices.

  4. Going to try all of these; we have plenty of WINTER left and these warm crock pot dishes all sound amazing. A good hot meat at the end of the day is true comfort food. Really anxious to do your chicken n dumplings. Thanks.

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