Book Now
Book Now
LOCAL LIFE

Hearty Slow Cooker Recipes to Warm You Up

The change of seasons brings cold air—and warm meals! Embrace winter with these easy-to-make slow cooker recipes that provide hearty dishes for the whole family. Check out our five favorite recipes:

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic and Veggies

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic and Veggies
Photo by Damn Delicious

Ingredients:

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

  • 16 ounces baby red potatoes, halved

  • 16 ounces baby carrots

  • 16 ounces green beans, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

For the sauce:

  • ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce

  • ½ cup honey

  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  •  

    ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, ketchup, garlic, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, and pepper.

  • Place chicken thighs, potatoes, carrots, and soy sauce mixture into a six-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for seven to eight hours or on high for three to four hours, basting every hour. Add green beans during the last 30 minutes of cooking time.

  • Optional: Preheat oven to broil. Place chicken thighs on baking sheet, skin side up, and broil for about three or four minutes until crisp.

  • Serve chicken with potatoes, carrots and green beans then garnish with parsley, if desired.

Serving size: 4

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Photo by Cooking Classy

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ (14.5 ounce) cans low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes

  • 1 ¼ cups finely chopped yellow onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • ¾ teaspoons paprika

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 ½ cups frozen corn

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:

  • Pour chicken broth and diced tomatoes into a slow cooker. Add onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and coriander. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken then cover with lid and cook on low heat for six hours, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

  • Remove chicken and shred then return to slow cooker along with black beans, corn, cilantro, and lime juice then stir. Allow to cook until heated through.

  • Serve warm with tortilla strips and cheese.

Serving size: 5

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Photo by Love Bakes Good Cakes

Ingredients:

  • ¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 2 cans (10.5 ounce each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted

  • 1 can (14.5 ounce) chicken broth

  • 1 soup can water (use the empty soup can to measure)

  • 2 tubes (10 ounce each) refrigerated biscuit dough, torn into pieces

  • Chopped parsley for serving (optional)

Directions:

  • Place chicken in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with poultry seasoning, paprika, and pepper.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together soup, chicken broth, and water then pour mixture over chicken in the slow cooker.

  • Cover and cook on high for five to six hours.

  • About 90 minutes before serving, remove the chicken from the slow cooker and roughly chop into pieces. Return the chicken to the slow cooker. Add the torn biscuit dough, pressing down gently to make sure each piece is submerged. Cook until dough is no longer raw in the center.

  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

Serving size: 8

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
Photo by The Frugal Girls

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • ¾ cup Smucker’s Sweet Orange Marmalade

  • ¾ cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Directions:

  • Cook chicken in crockpot on high for three hours or on low for six hours.

  • Once cooked, drain juices from crockpot.

  • Either leave chicken breasts whole, or remove, cut into cubes, and transfer back to crockpot.

  • Mix BBQ sauce, orange marmalade, and soy sauce together.

  • Pour mixture over chicken and cook covered on high for 30 more minutes.

  • Serve with rice and enjoy!

Serving size: 4

Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef

Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef
Photo by Cooking Class

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. beef chuck (roast or chuck steak) sliced into thin, 1 1/2-inch long strips

  • 1/2 yellow onion sliced into 2 portions

  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth or beef consommé

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1/3 cup lightly packed dark-brown sugar

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 3 cups broccoli florets diced into bite size pieces

  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  • Add beef and onion portions to a slow cooker. In a mixing bowl, whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, and garlic. Season mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Pour mixture over beef and onions in slow cooker. Cover with lid and cook on low heat 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours, until meat has cooked through.

  • Ladle out 1/4 cup of the broth from slow cooker and pour into a bowl. Add cornstarch and whisk until smooth. Return broth mixture to slow cooker and gently stir. Add in broccoli pieces. Cover slow cooker with lid then increase to high heat and cook 20 minutes longer, or until broccoli is tender and sauce has slightly thickened. Remove onion pieces. Serve warm over white or brown rice. Sprinkle seeds, if desired.

Serves: 4


Which of these slow cooker recipes are you most excited to try? Have a favorite slower cooker recipe to share? Let us know or share your photos in the comment section below and don't forget to subscribe to our blog for more delicious recipes!

Leave a Comment

Indicates Required Information
reCAPTCHA is mandatory
Lorem ipsum

Popular Posts

LOCAL LIFE

10 Unique Breckenridge Events Throughout the Year

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

San Diego Escape Rooms You Need to Try

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

Romantic Ideas for Valentine's Day

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

Staying Healthy While Traveling: Yes, It's Possible

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

7 Ways to Turn Smartphone Photos into Vacation Memories

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

Snowboard & Ski Lake Tahoe Like a Pro

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

Tricks & Treats: Fun Halloween Party Ideas

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

How to Keep Your Food Budget Under Control on Vacation

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

11 Hacks for Traveling With Kids to Maintain Your Sanity

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

How to Entertain Kids in Southern California for Under $20

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

Father’s Day Gifts Dad Will Love

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

Style Meets Sand: Top Destination Wedding Spots in Mexico

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

Make Mother's Day Memorable: 10 Unique Gifts for Mom

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Best Tacos and Tijuana Restaurants: Your Ultimate Guide

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

7 Best Things to Do in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Getaway for Valentine's Day: Best Romantic Locations & Date Ideas

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

The Ultimate Golf Getaway: It's Time to Par-Tee

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

12 Best Wineries Near San Diego

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

10 Thanksgiving Pies to be Thankful For

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Fall San Diego Style: An Autumn Bucket List for America's Finest City

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

The Greatest Sport Fishing Competition You Have to See to Believe

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Fall for Fun in Lake Tahoe: Top 7 Autumn Activities

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Autumn in the Ozarks: Beautiful Hiking Trails for Fall Foliage

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Amazing Breweries in San Diego You Have to Try

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

The Ultimate Southern California Music Festival You've Probably Never Heard Of: KAABOO

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Delicious Watermelon Lemonade Recipes With a Twist

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Fire Up the Grill: Best BBQ Chicken Kabob Recipes

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Legends of Golf: Pro Golfers Play Where the Buffalo Roam

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

A Message of Giving

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Welk Gives Back: Harmony Project

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Where to Find Snow in San Diego this Winter

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

Dr. Kim “The Parentologist” Visits Welk Resorts San Diego

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

Desert Delights & Coachella Vibes: Kristine Sabino in Palm Springs

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

Fun Mother's Day Ideas: Spend Quality Time with Mom at Welk

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

The Burkey Family Vacation at Aulani, Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai'i

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

Welk Rocks Out at KAABOO

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

Guest Postcard — Sirena del Mar "Girl’s Getaway"

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

Guest Postcard—Stacy and Steve Lavelle

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

INSPIRED Showcase

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

Million Dollar Quartet at Welk Resort Theatre–A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

Here Comes the Fun: Staff Spotlight with INSPIRED For You

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

The Blunt Family Vacation in Paris, France

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

Guest Postcard with Eric Burd: A Romantic Adventure in Europe

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

The Ruehrup Family Visits Welk Resorts Branson

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

The Meyer Family Visits Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

The Geyen Family Visits Welk Resorts Palm Springs

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

Romantic Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Best morning view

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

11 Must-Do Spring Activities in Lake Tahoe

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

Resort Attire: Understanding Resort Dress Codes

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Top 10 Things to Do in Breckenridge in Winter

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

Romantic Ideas for evening

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

The Barrett Family Vacation at Welk Resorts San Diego

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

A Tahoe Winter Getaway with the Radovanovic Family

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Enjoy the Winter Holidays in Mexico

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Top Fall Activities for Families in Branson, MO

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

Appreciate the Wildlife

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Top Things to Do in Branson for Couples

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Top 5 Cabo San Lucas Tours & Activities You Need to Try

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Best Things to Do in Branson, Missouri This Summer

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

Hit the Greens

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

7 Fun Palm Springs Winter Getaway Activities

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

“Chilling” in Cabo: Why You Should Winter in Mexico

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Your Guide to the San Diego Speakeasy Scene

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Go Mid-Century Modern in Palm Springs: Architecture, History, and Shopping

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Top 8 Things to Do in Branson, MO, with Kids

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Where to Eat in Palm Springs for an Elegant Night Out

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Ultimate Cabo San Lucas Adventures: Insider Vacation Secrets Revealed

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Cabo Resort-Hopping: Your Restaurant Guide to the Best in Food and Drinks

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

9 Must-Do Activities at SeaWorld San Diego

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Best Things to Do in Lake Tahoe this Summer

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

COVID-19 & Travel: 5 Tips to Help You to Stay Healthy

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Find Your Favorite Desert Museum: Palm Springs Edition

Read More

TIPS & TRICKS

Resort vs. Hotel: Getting the Most Out of Your Vacation

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Palm Springs Street Fair: VillageFest and What You Should Know

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

9 Can’t-Miss Tahoe Brunch Restaurants

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Best Wine Bars & Restaurants in Tahoe

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Celebrate International Beer Day with INSPIRED Activities & Craft Beer

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Top 5 Things to Do in Old Town San Diego for Families

Read More

LOCAL LIFE

Pumpkin Spice is Everything Nice: Our Favorite Pumpkin Spice Recipes

Read More

GUEST EXPERIENCES

Staff Spotlight: Join the Fiesta with Team Cabo

Read More
View all Posts