This is an easy crockpot chicken recipe for the whole family
We love this chicken slow cooker recipe. It is really easy to cook and you can put all the ingredients together and set the timer. It’s really simple to make and can be paired with anything from rice to noodles.
This all comes in at under £ a head for four people.
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How long can slow cooker chicken take in the crock pot?
Chicken can take anything from 6 – 8 hours to cook in the slow cooker. We normally put it on low for 8 hours. Make sure you check the chicken is fully cooked before you eat it.
Can you put chicken straight into the slow cooker?
Yes, you can put chicken straight into the slow cooker. Cut it into cubes and cook for 6 – 8 hours on a low heat.
What to cook with a slow cooker
Slow cooker chicken is a great budget-friendly family meal that you can put straight into the slow cooker in the morning and pretty much forget all about it in till you get home.
You can make anything from curries to roast chicken in the slow cooker. Slow cookers are great for making cheap and easy meals and require very little effort on the cooking front. The below slow cooker family meals are perfect if you need to keep your family food shop down.
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When looking for recipe ideas for your slow cooker, try and avoid those that need loads of preparation or checking on, as the best part of owning a slow cooker is being able to chuck everything in and then leave it.
How to cook from scratch
If you are new to cooking from scratch then start small. What are your family’s favourite meals? Start by finding out how to cook that.
Have a look at our post called The Best List of Store Cupboard Essentials as this makes sure that you have everything in your cupboards you need to cook from scratch. You probably have a lot of it anyway.
Saving money is all about using what you have so make a list of what is in your cupboards, fridge, and freezer and start to use up the food.
If you are looking for more inspiration then have a look at Spicentice. They offer a range of spice packets that not only offer you more flavour but have the complete shopping list and instructions on them. They are great for beginner cooks to learn classic recipes or for families stuck in a food rut.
They are great for all tastes including vegan, Slimming World, and gluten free. We tried them for a year and made so many different meals with them. It helped us to get out of a food rut and start to cook from scratch again.
So far we have made:
What should I have with slow cooker preach chicken?
You can have whatever you want with a slow cooker peach curry. That’s the best thing about it. We normally have a mixture of:
If you like the idea of making your own homemade naan bread then you’ll need:
1x 7g sachet dried yeast
2 tsp golden caster sugar
300g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
5g tsp baking powder
150ml natural yogurt
Start by adding the white flour and yeast together with the sugar. Then add 125ml of warm water to the bowl with the baking powder then mix so all the contents come together.
Lay it on a floured surface and roll it out until it stops sticking. You may need to add a little bit of extra flour.
Cut into six to eight balls and flatten them.
Heat a hot pan (with no oil) and add them one at a time. They normally take about three minutes or so per side but keep an eye on them as they do burn easily.
Slow cooker peach chicken
This slow cooker peach chicken is really easy to make and great for the whole family. It has very little heat in it and the curry sauce is quite thick which covers rice nicely.
We can add more peaches if you wish but we only normally use one.
You can also swap the vegetable oil for a dash of water if you want to make this dish extra healthy.
This curry recipe does take about 6 – 8 hours minutes to cook but it is well worth the wait! You can use frozen peaches, fresh peaches, or tin peaches. Chicken thighs work great but we use frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts.
This slow cooker peach chicken below is made for four people but you can scale it up with more chicken and add some frozen vegetables. This slow cooker recipe is great for those rush evenings when you need a main meal on the table.
Don’t be afraid to use instant pot noodles if you prefer.
All of this can be prepped in the morning or the night before. Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker pot (apart from the rice) and cook on low for 8 – 10 hours.
When you are ready to serve, cook the rice as per the packet instructions.
2 chicken breasts £1.20,
400g tin peaches 34p,
200g frozen peppers 40p,
1 red onion 28p,
2 tbsp brown sugar 5p,
4 tbsp soy sauce 7p,
1 tbsp ground ginger 5p,
250g rice 30p.
Total: £2.69 that’s 67p per person.
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Start by cutting up the chicken thighs or chicken breast into chunks. There is no need to pre-cook the chicken.
Then cut up the peppers if needed. We use frozen peppers so they are already all cut up.
Measure out the other ingredients and add them all to the slow cooker including the tinned peaches and the juices.
Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 – 8 hours.
When you are ready, take the lid off and cook the rice as per the packet instructions.
Serve when rice is ready.
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