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    basil is offline Platinum level (1000+ posts)
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    DD has dance on Tuesdays from right after school until 5:30. I can probably run home during dance and throw something together, but I'd like to have a few slow cooker recipes on hand for when things get busy!

    We made this the other night and it was a hit:

    Chicken and Dumplings
    1 package frozen chicken breasts
    1 package frozen chicken thighs
    Put in slow cooker with 2 cans cream of chicken soup and a spoonful of chicken base
    Cooked on low all day (6am - 4pm).
    Shredded chicken into sauce and added 2 cans biscuits cut up
    Biscuits needed a little extra simmer at 5:30, so next time I would turn it up to medium when I put them in

    But both kids loved it which is unheard of for my kids for slow cooker dinners. Next time I may add frozen peas or baby carrots, but they would probably eat around them. They both took for lunch in Thermoses later in the week too.

    I know about salsa chicken but my kids don't love mexican-ish flavors.

    Any other super simple slow cooker meals you make regularly that your kids love? Thanks!
    DS- 8/11
    DD- 5/14

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    Quote Originally Posted by basil View Post
    DD has dance on Tuesdays from right after school until 5:30. I can probably run home during dance and throw something together, but I'd like to have a few slow cooker recipes on hand for when things get busy!

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    But both kids loved it which is unheard of for my kids for slow cooker dinners. Next time I may add frozen peas or baby carrots, but they would probably eat around them. They both took for lunch in Thermoses later in the week too.

    I know about salsa chicken but my kids don't love mexican-ish flavors.

    Any other super simple slow cooker meals you make regularly that your kids love? Thanks!
    We make a similar chicken-and-dumplings, adding dried thyme, baby carrots, and sliced celery. DD forgets how much she likes it between batches.

    DD likes chili (I use the McCormick slow-cooker seasoning packet and ground turkey) with cornbread (I get TJ's box mix.)

    She's also fine with beef stew - I like the recipe from Chop Chop Magazine (which is a bit labor-intensive bc it calls for browning the meat before simmering.)

    I feel like in your situation it's less about being "kid friendly" and more about figuring out what flavors work for your family's palates.
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    "Make mistakes! Get messy!" - Miss Frizzle

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    I just made this Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken tonight in the slow cooker and my kids both loved it. (I thought it was fine but I wasn't in love with it -- but a dinner with no complaints and requests for seconds pretty much makes me love any meal!)

    https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/sl...mesan-chicken/
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    DD2 2015

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    My kids really like this slow cooker pineapple chicken: https://damndelicious.net/2016/03/14...apple-chicken/ I skip the honey (sweet enough without it!), and use boneless breasts, not thighs. I also don’t bother searing the chicken first- I just dump everything in the crockpot. I also don’t bother to ‘baste’ it every few hours- I can’t since I’m at work!


    Also, think I got this pulled chicken idea here- SO easy. Very popular- maybe you already do this.

    Put some frozen chicken breasts in the crockpot, and cover with a bottle of your favourite bbq sauce. Cook on low for several hours (can’t remember exactly how many, maybe 6 or so?). When done cooking, shred with a fork, and serve on it’s own, on rice, in tacos or on buns (Sloppy Joes!).

    I use a sweet bbq sauce that I know the kids will eat.
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    Oh, I bet they would eat the lemon Parmesan chicken and the pineapple chicken!

    Only one of mine does BBQ sauce..

    I think I need a beef equivalent of the chicken and dumplings recipe. I think they liked the biscuit dumplings and therefore ate the chicken next to it. I think maybe I could wing it

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    Mine like cream cheese chicken.

    4 chicken breasts
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    1 block cream cheese
    1 packet Italian seasoning

    Cook it on low and when chicken is done (4-6 hours) shred the chicken. We serve it over rice.

    Other recipes include chicken broth. Sometimes I add it if I want it
    Saucier. Some people do that and have it over noodles like Alfredo. My kids prefer
    It thicker and over rice though.

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    What about chili? You can make it non-spicy. And also add a dollop of sour cream or some shredded cheddar on top when serving.
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    You know what's funny, I actually did a search on slow cooker recipes right before school started on this board!

    Did you go back and look there are a few threads on this with some good ideas but I'm going to follow this thread!

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    I keep meaning to make this recipe but haven't yet. If someone does, please write a review!

    https://pinchofyum.com/instant-pot-beef-stew

    ETA: I assume this is adaptable to a slower cooker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bw52 View Post
    Mine like cream cheese chicken.

    4 chicken breasts
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    1 block cream cheese
    1 packet Italian seasoning

    Cook it on low and when chicken is done (4-6 hours) shred the chicken. We serve it over rice.

    Other recipes include chicken broth. Sometimes I add it if I want it
    Saucier. Some people do that and have it over noodles like Alfredo. My kids prefer
    It thicker and over rice though.


    I was just about to post this recipe as my kids love it and we serve it over egg noddles.

    Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff
    https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/17...en-stroganoff/

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