Monday, October 25, 2010

Crockpot Adventures - 1 Hit & 1 Ok

It's been one heck of week already, I have come to the conclusion Monday's are bad and no time for anything. I've fallen back in love with my crockpot, makes for easy meals even though I work from home after picking up the boys, getting a walk in and homework not much time for anything else! Hope you Enjoy!
First off a SUPER yummy one!
4 chicken breast halves, skinless, boneless
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup dry bread crumbs, Italian seasoned if possible
1/2 cup butter
10 oz spaghetti sauce or pizza sauce
4 slices Mozarella cheese
Parmesan cheese
How to Make It:
In a bowl beat the egg and add the salt and pepper.
Pour the bread crumbs into another bowl.
Dip chicken breat halves into the egg, then coat with crumbs.
In large skillet saute chicken in butter to brown then remove and drain well.
Arrange chicken in the bottom of a 6 qt. crock pot.
Pour sauce over the chicken.
Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours.
Put a slice of mozzarella cheese on top of each chicken breast half and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes to melt the cheese.

ALEXIS NOTES: I used 3 breast (what I had on hand), used whole wheat noodles and shredded mozzarella.
Next was a beef and broccoli I thought it was ok, all the boys said no way. I thought a good one for a quick fix ;).
Crock Pot Broccoli and Beef Pasta
2 cups broccoli florets or 1 package frozen broccoli, thawed
1 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 (14-1/2 ounce) can Italian style diced tomatoes, undrained
3/4 cup beef broth
1 pound lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups rotini pasta, cooked
3 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese or grated Parmesan

Layer broccoli, onion, basil oregano, thyme, tomatoes and broth in the crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 2-1/2 hours. Combine beef and garlic in a large nonstick skillet. Cook over high heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking meat apart with a wooden spoon. Pour off drippings. Add beef mixture to the crockpot. Cover and cook 2 hours. Stir in tomato paste. Add pasta and cheese. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until cheese melts and the mixture is heated through.

ALEXIS NOTES: I used fresh broccoli, used whole wheat shells and medium cheddar cheese.


  1. I'm going to have to try the chicken parm recipe! Thanks!

  2. I'm copying the chicken parm recipe. That's something we'll all eat.

  3. well, I guess not everything can be a hit.

  4. You know, I've been wanting to make broccoli beef for a couple of months now but I haven't found a recipe yet that I like. I want to use sliced beef (like Asian food - stir fry). When I get off my lazy butt and find a recipe... I'll letcha know. I have a few YUM-A-LICIOUS recipes if you want some for the crock pot! :) I lurve my slow cooker!

  5. Thanks I will have to try the chicken recipe!! It sounds yummy!!

  6. as always I am left gasping for food lol xx

  7. I adore my crockpot, comes in handy on crazy days!

  8. The broccoli beef pasta sounds great. I don't like to do a lot of prep on my crock pot meals. . .

  9. YUM! I'm followeing you back and changing blogs too...

  10. I'm not to sure about the broccoli recipe lol. I been baking and found a horrible recipe. Everything went in the garbage.


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