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Hi, I'd love to hear people's go to crockpot recipes.  I've started a new job and although I've always been a meal planner and my partner helps out, adding at least one crockpot meal a week, would be ideal.  

 

One of my go to, super easy meals is pulled pork.  I use the following recipe: http://paleopot.com/2013/04/spicy-italian-pulled-pork-with-italian-gravy/#comment-77166 

 

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I tried this this week with leftover stew meat instead of a whole roast and it turned out awesomely:

http://lexiscleankitchen.com/2015/02/16/beef-barbacao-bowls/

 

Currently i have chicken verde in my crock--frozen chicken thighs and two jars of Trader Joe's salsa verde.  

 

I do boneless pork ribs with garlic, red pepper flakes, orange juice, and apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper and they always turn out super well.

 

Also, NNP's Kalua Pig is probably my favorite thing ever:

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/10031990774/slow-cooker-kalua-pig

 

I also have a ton of non-compliant slow cooker recipers, but these are what i've discovered while doing my whole30.  :)

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Throw some onions & carrots in the bottom of crock pot. Place 6-7 chicken thighs on top. (Skin up or skin down, doesn't make a ton of difference.)  Season chicken thighs.  Pour in enough water to cover bottom of pot only (maybe this could be done before the onions, I had honestly never considered that until typing the "recipe" - ha!).  Cook on LOW for 8 hours.  Super easy and very delicious.  If you use bone-in thighs, the bones will basically fall out after cooking this long.  The fattiness of the thighs keep them from getting dried out.

 

I like the Spice Rub used by Sarah Fragoso of Everyday Paleo in the Pulled Pork recipe.  I keep a batch of the spice rub in a shaker for use on all kinds of meats.

http://everydaypaleo.com/beyond-easy-pulled-pork/

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I make Well Fed's chocolate chili in the crock pot most of the time. I also take it, in the crock pot, to pot lucks. People go nuts for it.

 

I also do NomNom's slow cooker roast chicken, and I do roast beef based on that recipe in the crock pot as well.

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Last week I was at a loss as to what to do with leftovers...  I threw a few cups of pot roast in my slow cooker with a half a head of chopped cabbage and a can of tomatoes with a bit of salt. Tasted like pigs in a blanket! Even the kids gobbled it up. 

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Holy smokes, I have another easy one! I layered boneless chicken thighs, a can of artichoke hearts and covered it with slices of lemons. 8 hrs on low and the family couldn't get enough!

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Holy smokes, I have another easy one! I layered boneless chicken thighs, a can of artichoke hearts and covered it with slices of lemons. 8 hrs on low and the family couldn't get enough!

Ooooh, I <3 artichokes..... see what I did there?  :P

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I make Well Fed's chocolate chili in the crock pot most of the time. I also take it, in the crock pot, to pot lucks. People go nuts for it.

 

I also do NomNom's slow cooker roast chicken, and I do roast beef based on that recipe in the crock pot as well.

Yes, I too like the chocolate chili but never have made it in the crockpot.  Good idea!

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I tried this this week with leftover stew meat instead of a whole roast and it turned out awesomely:

http://lexiscleankitchen.com/2015/02/16/beef-barbacao-bowls/

 

Currently i have chicken verde in my crock--frozen chicken thighs and two jars of Trader Joe's salsa verde.  

 

I do boneless pork ribs with garlic, red pepper flakes, orange juice, and apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper and they always turn out super well.

 

Also, NNP's Kalua Pig is probably my favorite thing ever:

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/10031990774/slow-cooker-kalua-pig

 

I also have a ton of non-compliant slow cooker recipers, but these are what i've discovered while doing my whole30.   :)

Okay, I saw you commented about the Kalua pig on another post, so I'll definitely have to check it out!

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Okay, I saw you commented about the Kalua pig on another post, so I'll definitely have to check it out!

You definitely should.  I keep it around all the time because it really is just the best.

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1-2 packages boneless/skinless chicken thighs, 2 small jars of sun-dried tomatoes (drain some oil) and 2 cans of quartered artichoke hearts...dump 'em in and let them cook all day. You won't be disappointed.

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Buffalo ranch pulled chicken. Layer about 2 pounds of chicken breast in the crockpot. Mix 1 cup of wing sauce (like Frank's or any other compliant brand) with 1/2 Tbsp dried parsley,1 tsp garlic powder, 1 Tbsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp dried thyme, and 1/4 tsp Salt. You can also toss some dill in there, but it's pretty good even without it. Look on low for 6-8hrs or until done. (I always  just let it go while I'm at work.) Shred the chicken, mix with the sauce and eat!
 

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It's become one of our repeat dinners. Good over a salad, in lettuce wraps, piled on a plate, etc. Would probably make a good omelet filling too!

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1-2 packages boneless/skinless chicken thighs, 2 small jars of sun-dried tomatoes (drain some oil) and 2 cans of quartered artichoke hearts...dump 'em in and let them cook all day. You won't be disappointed.

 

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!  Made this yesterday and it was HEAVEN!  DH and the kids gobbled it up as well.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!  Made this yesterday and it was HEAVEN!  DH and the kids gobbled it up as well.

 

:D Glad you enjoyed it!! Definitely a favorite of mine..and so easy!

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