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3 Of The Best Basic Slow Cooker Recipes You Have To Learn

By Donna H.

If you’ve just started learning how to cook or recently purchased a crock pot, you’ll want to start with the easiest and most basic dishes. Once you’ve mastered these recipes, you can try cooking more complicated ones and add your own touch to them. The good news is, making meals using a slow cooker makes cooking even easier, especially for newbies. Having this kitchen gem will surely prove to be a convenience in the kitchen whether you’re an amateur or professional cook

Here are 3 of the best basic crock pot recipes you can start with:

Sweet Sesame Slow Cooked Chicken

What you need:

  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sesame seeds

Rub chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place in a crockpot. Mix together garlic, honey, onion, soy sauce, ketchup, olive oil and red pepper flakes in a bowl and pour mixture over chicken. Cover and cook for 4 hours on low. Remove chicken from the slow cooker. Dissolve the cornstarch in water and add the mixture to the sauce in the pot. Shred chicken and return to slow cooker. Cover and cook for 10 minutes on high or until sauce has thickened. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.

Delicious Crock Pot Pulled Pork

What you need:

  • 1 (1 kilogram) pork tenderloin
  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce
  • 1 bottle or can root beer
  • 8 hamburger buns, split and lightly toasted

Place pork tenderloin in a slow cooker and pour root beer all over it. Cover and cook for 6 to 8 hours on low. When ready, remove pork from the pot and discard excess liquid. Shred pork and return to slow cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes more or until heated through. Serve pulled pork with hamburger buns.

Simple Crock Pot Barbecue Chicken

What you need:

  • 6 frozen boneless and skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 bottle barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Stir together barbecue sauce, Italian salad dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Arrange chicken breast halves inside a crock pot and pour barbecue sauce mixture all over it. Cover and cook for 6 to 8 hours on low or for 4 to 6 hours on high. Best served as a sandwich filling or with mashed potatoes.

Learning how to cook delicious meals take time, but it will be faster with the use of a crock pot. These hearty basic slow cooker recipes will help you learn to become a pro in the kitchen in no time and will surely impress your family and friends!

Donna H. is a nutrition expert. Although not professionally, she has dedicated over a decade of her life researching and interviewing licensed nutritionists to gain the knowledge she has today – all for the love of healthy eating and dieting. She is an avid slow cooker and has contributed countless of recipes to countless popular websites.

Check out helpful tips and tricks as well as easy and delicious slow cooker recipes when using a crock pot.

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