1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, lightly chopped
2 1/2 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and sliced about 1/8 inch thick (about 5 potatoes)
6 ounces grated Gruyere cheese (about 2 cups)
Kosher salt and freshly grated black pepper
Rub the insert of a 6-quart slow cooker very lightly with the butter on the bottom and 2 inches up the sides.
Whisk together the cream, broth, flour and thyme in a 2-cup measuring cup.
Arrange 1/3 of the sliced potatoes in an even and slightly overlapping layer on the bottom of the slow cooker insert. Sprinkle 1/3 of the Gruyere over the potatoes, and add 3/4 teaspoon salt and an even grating of black pepper. Drizzle 1/3 of the cream mixture evenly over the layer. Repeat with 2 more layers of potatoes, Gruyere, salt, pepper and cream mixture.
Press the potatoes down firmly to make sure they are submerged. Cover the slow cooker, and cook on high until the potatoes are tender and the liquid has thickened, 4 1/2 to 5 hours. Remove the lid, and let the potatoes rest for 15 minutes. (The sauce may seem thin at first, but it will thicken as it sits.)
1 (32 oz.) bag frozen hash browns
1 (32 oz.) box chicken broth
1 (10 oz.) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated, plus extra for garnish
3/4 cup crumbled bacon, plus extra for garnish
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Combine hash browns, cheddar cheese, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, bacon bits and cream cheese in slow cooker.
Season with salt and pepper, then use a spoon to break up cream cheese and mix things together.
Place lid on slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 hours, stirring occasionally, or until potatoes are tender.
Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Garnish with rosemary and/or more cheddar cheese and bacon bits.
Serve hot and enjoy!
2 Carrots, sliced
2 Onions, sliced
2 Stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 to 4 Pounds broiler-fryer chicken, whole
1 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 Cup water, chicken broth or white wine
1/2 Teaspoon dried basil
Put carrots, onion and celery in bottom of stoneware.
Place whole chicken on top of vegetables.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and add liquid over top.
Sprinkle basil over top.
Cover; cook on Low 8 to 10 hours or on High 4 to 5 hours.
Note: If cooking on High, use 1 cup of liquid
4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 Onion, diced
1 Green Pepper, diced
1 ½ Cup Chicken Broth
Salt & Pepper
1 package (2 Cups) Shredded Cheddar-Jack Cheese
4 Ounce Sliced Jalapenos, drained
1 Cup Whole Milk
2 Package Cream Cheese, softened
16 Ounce Sour Cream
1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
Place chicken breasts in a 5 to 6 Quart Crock-Pot® slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
Dice onion and green pepper and place on top of chicken.
Pour chicken broth over top of ingredients in slow cooker.
Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours.
Remove chicken from Crock-Pot® slow cooker and shred with two forks.
Reserve liquid from Crock-Pot® slow cooker in a separate container.
Return shredded chicken to Crock-Pot® slow cooker and mix with the onions & peppers.
Add enough of the reserved liquid back just to moisten meat, about ½ Cup.
SAUCE: Place cream cheese, sour cream, milk, 1 cup of Cheddar-Jack, garlic, jalapenos and salt & pepper in a food processor or blender and mix until well combined and jalapenos are finely chopped.
Place half of the sauce mixture over top shredded chicken in the slow cooker and stir well.
Cover and cook on LOW for 30 to 60 minutes longer or until warmed through.
Meanwhile, place remaining sauce in a Crock-Pot® Lunch Crock® or Little Dipper® Food Warmer to keep warm. (Otherwise refrigerate and then warm in microwave when ready to serve)
SERVING: Warm flour tortillas according to package directions.
Place chicken mixture in tortilla and roll to place seam side down on a plate.
Top with reserved warm sauce and sprinkle with shredded Cheddar-Jack.
4 pork chops, about 1 in thick
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp brown sugar
¼ cup soy sauce
⅓ cup chicken broth
salt & pepper to taste
Sprinkle salt & pepper on pork chops if desired, place in crock pot.
In a small bowl mix garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, and chicken broth together, add to crock pot.
Cook on high 4-5 hours or low 6-7 hours.