Porcupine Meatballs (Slow Cooker)
Porcupine Meatballs (Slow Cooker)
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Feel free to make this with a range of ground meats, such as pork, beef, chicken, or turkey. This sounds really good, and I made this on 17 May 2018, delicious! Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Porcupine Meatballs (Slow Cooker)
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Feel free to make this with a range of ground meats, such as pork, beef, chicken, or turkey. This sounds really good, and I made this on 17 May 2018, delicious! Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the ground meat, 1/2 the onion, 1/2 the oregano, egg, garlic, carrot, and rice. Then get in there with your clean hands and mix this together. (I used 750 grams of pork (1 1/2 lbs) so I used 2 eggs.)
  2. Shape the mixture into 10 balls and place each in your slow cooker. (I used 750 grams of pork (1 1/2 lbs) so I made 12 good sized meatballs.)
  3. Wipe out the mixing bowl, then add the soup, Worcestershire sauce, remaining oregano, remaining onion, and the can of water or 1 1/4 cups of water if you made the shortcut. Mix well. (Big change here I used 3 cups of condensed soup.)
  4. Pour the sauce over the meatballs. Set the slow cooker to High setting and cook for 4 hours then switch to Low setting got 1 more hour. (Big change here I used 3 cups of condensed soup.)
  5. When ready, use a large spoon to scoop out the meatballs, this photo is with 3 meatballs and 2 scoops of gravy removed already.
  6. Serve with mashed potatoes, pasta, or rice.
Recipe Notes

Thinking just ground pork or chicken, this is low cost per serving.

Shortcut: Condensed Tomato Soup.

Variant: 1. If you go heavy on the meat, say, 750 grams (1 1/2 lbs) like I did, add another egg, touch more seasoning, and 3 cups of soup.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Crock Pot Chicken & Rice
Crock Pot Chicken & Rice
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This sounds absolutely delicious! Common ingredients, very little prep time, perfect. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
3-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
3-6 hours
Crock Pot Chicken & Rice
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This sounds absolutely delicious! Common ingredients, very little prep time, perfect. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
3-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
3-6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Grease your slow cooker insert with butter, this makes the clean up a bit easier for you.
  2. Dice the chicken breasts into about 3/4 inch cubes.
  3. Add the rice, chicken, frozen vegetables into slow cooker.
  4. Mix together the soup, broth, half of the Cheddar cheese, and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  5. Pour mixture into the slow cooker. Push down the rice so it is covered with liquid.
  6. Mix together the breadcrumbs and melted butter then mix in the remaining cheese. Spread mixture over the contents of the slow cooker.
  7. Cover the cooker and set to Low setting and cook for 5-6 hours, or High setting and cook for 3 to 4 hours. If using High setting, check the rice, it may require a bit longer to make it fully cooked.
  8. Serve and enjoy with a vegetable side of your choice for a nice meal.
Recipe Notes

Chicken breasts are low cost, just using the low end of the ingredients, the chicken is only 30 Baht, without doing any math, this is Low cost per serving for sure.

Shortcuts: Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, Seasoned Breadcrumbs.

Variant: 1. Use fresh cooked corn and fresh diced carrot.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
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Chicken Thighs (Slow Cooker)
Chicken Thighs (Slow Cooker)
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Sounds very easy and very good. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Chicken Thighs (Slow Cooker)
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Sounds very easy and very good. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For the chicken, quarters will provide the largest thighs, simply separate from the legs, freeze the legs for another dish. Leave skin on and bone, trim any fat.
  2. To your slow cooker, add the ketchup, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, Sriracha sauce, and lime juice, whisk together.
  3. Heat the oil in a large non stick pan on medium heat.
  4. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and when the pan is hot, add to the pan, work in batches if needed, cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes to get a nice brown on each side, as they are cooked, place in your slow cooker.
  5. Once all the chicken is added to the slow cooker, move the pieces around to coat them all.
  6. Set your slow cooker to Low setting for 6 hours and cover. Do not open the lip until 6 hours have passed. Set to Warm setting until you are ready to serve.
  7. Serve with hot cooked rice and garnish with cilantro.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I pick up 6 quarters and work it out from there, for now I will say low cost.

Shortcut: Cilantro Lime Rice.

Variant: 1. Use Cilantro Lime Rice in place of plain white rice to serve.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Chicken & Dressing II (Slow Cooker)
Chicken & Dressing II (Slow Cooker)
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Now depending on where you are from, you could call this Chicken & Stuffing 😉 For those that would not like to heat up their kitchen this is the Slow Cooker version of this recipe. There is two very easy shortcuts you can make to reduce the use of processed items. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Chicken & Dressing II (Slow Cooker)
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Now depending on where you are from, you could call this Chicken & Stuffing 😉 For those that would not like to heat up their kitchen this is the Slow Cooker version of this recipe. There is two very easy shortcuts you can make to reduce the use of processed items. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Mix together the soup and water and pour into your slow cooker. Lay the chicken breast in the cooker.
  2. Place a slice of Swiss cheese on each chicken breast.
  3. Add the dry stuffing mix covering the entire pot.
  4. Cover and set the cooker to High setting and cook for 4 hours without removing the lid.
  5. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Not sure home many chicken breasts are in a kilo so I will price this when I buy 4 of them. If making the shortcuts, this is certainly Low cost.

Shortcuts: Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, Stove Top Stuffing.

Variants: 1. Add frozen peas, corn, or carrots to the soup mix. 2. Combination of cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup, or a combination of cream of chicken and cream of celery soup.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Crock Pot Chicken Adobo
Crock Pot Chicken Adobo
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Now I am not a fan of adobo, in the Navy, on the 4 ships I served on, adobo was on the menu every week, sometimes twice a week, and sometimes twice a day. This is the first adobo recipe on my site, and I will try this as well, as it has been many years since I have eaten adobo. Edited on 9 May 2018 to include peppercorns and bay leaves. I made this on 9 May 2018, and I was pleasantly surprised, very delicious.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
Crock Pot Chicken Adobo
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Now I am not a fan of adobo, in the Navy, on the 4 ships I served on, adobo was on the menu every week, sometimes twice a week, and sometimes twice a day. This is the first adobo recipe on my site, and I will try this as well, as it has been many years since I have eaten adobo. Edited on 9 May 2018 to include peppercorns and bay leaves. I made this on 9 May 2018, and I was pleasantly surprised, very delicious.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, onion, peppercorns, and bay leaves to your slow cooker.
  2. Slice the chicken into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces, add to the slow cooker and mix to coat all the chicken. (This photo shows I used the Variant and went with skinless, bone in, fat trimmed whole thighs.)
  3. Cover and turn on your slow cooker to the Low setting for 5 to 6 hours. Check for tenderness and doneness at the 5 hour mark.
  4. To thicken the sauce slightly, 30 minutes before serving, set the slow cooker to the High setting, stir, and leave the cover tilted to allow some of the liquid to evaporate.
  5. Remove the bay leaves, serve with rice.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 60 Baht for the chicken. For 6 servings, this is about 30 cents per serving.

Variant: 1. Use whole bone in, skinless, fat trimmed, thighs in place of boneless thighs.

Recipe provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff II
Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff II
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This sounds really good, on my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
4-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
4-6 hours
Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff II
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This sounds really good, on my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
4-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
4-6 hours
Ingredients
Optional, for a thicker sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Grease your slow cooker insert with the butter, then leave the rest of the butter in the bottom. This prevents some sticking and adds flavor.
  2. Add the chicken and mushrooms, pour the stock in, and sprinkle the Italian Seasoning mix over the top, use two packets for a more seasoned dish. Cover and cook on Low setting for 4 to 6 hours, no peaking until 4 hours have passed, then check the chicken for tenderness.
  3. 30 minutes before serving, turn the slow cooker to the High setting, cut the cream cheese into cubes and stir into the chicken and mushrooms, cover and continue on High setting for about 15 minutes, then stir again to fully combine the cheese into the mixture.
  4. Serve with rice, pasta, mashed potato, and a vegetable for a complete meal.
Optional, for a thicker sauce
  1. Mix the cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl to make a slurry, remove the cover of the slow cooker and slowly stir in the slurry. Cover and cook for another 20-30 or until the sauce thickens.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 70 Baht for the chicken, 120 Baht for the Cream cheese.  For 6 servings, this is about 93 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Dry Italian Salad Dressing.

Variant: 1. Add some chopped long beans (green beans) for additional flavor.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
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Crack Chicken (Slow Cooker)
Crack Chicken (Slow Cooker)
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Not exactly sure where this name comes from, and there is many versions of this, this is a Cream cheese version. Only four ingredients and one you can make from a shortcut. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Crack Chicken (Slow Cooker)
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Not exactly sure where this name comes from, and there is many versions of this, this is a Cream cheese version. Only four ingredients and one you can make from a shortcut. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Lightly grease your slow cooker crock with butter. Place the chicken in the crock, top with the block of cheese on the chicken, then sprinkle in the Italian seasoning mix.
  2. Set the slow cooker to Low setting for 6 hours, giving a gentle stir at the 3 hour mark. At 6 hours the chicken should be fall apart tender, and shreds easily. Shred the chicken with two forks and stir to combine the cheese then stir in the bacon.
  3. Serve as is, on rolls, over pasta, and a bed of salad greens, etc.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 70 Baht for the chicken, 120 Baht for the Cream cheese, and 90 Baht for the bacon. For 4 servings, this is about $2.06 per serving.

Variant: 1. When serving on a sandwich roll, toast the roll, add the chicken mixture and top with a little Cheddar cheese.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
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Sounds excellent, a must try for me. Several shortcuts to prepare for cost savings as well. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
4-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
4-6 hours
Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
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Sounds excellent, a must try for me. Several shortcuts to prepare for cost savings as well. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
4-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
4-6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Butter your slow cooker insert, place the cubed chicken on the bottom of the insert.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the soup, gravy packets, parsley, garlic powder, and the stock, whisk to combine. Pour this over the chicken, cover and cook on Low setting for 4 to 6 hours.
  3. At the 4 hour mark, check the tenderness of the chicken, if tender, go ahead cook the egg noodles in a pot of salted boiling water to just before tender, drain well then add to the slow cooker and mix them in, add a bit of water if needed, make sure the noodles are submerged in the sauce. Cook for another 20 to 30 minutes, season with salt and pepper to taste, serve. IF the chicken is not tender, wait an hour, check the tenderness, if ok, proceed with the cooking the noodles as stated above and go from there.
Recipe Notes

The chicken will cost about 70 Baht/kilo. You can use white or dark or a combination of the two. For 8 servings, this is about 26 cents per serving.

Shortcuts: Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, Chicken Gravy Mix.

Variant: 1. Use turkey in place of chicken.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
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5-Ingredient Crock Pot Chicken & Mushrooms
5-Ingredient Crock Pot Chicken & Mushrooms
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This sounds very good! Chicken and mushrooms in a gravy sauce, on my to cook list for sure! (Salt & pepper do not count for the 5 ingredients.)
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
5-Ingredient Crock Pot Chicken & Mushrooms
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This sounds very good! Chicken and mushrooms in a gravy sauce, on my to cook list for sure! (Salt & pepper do not count for the 5 ingredients.)
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Use the butter and grease your slow cooker insert, leave the remaining butter in the bottom of the insert.
  2. Add the sliced mushrooms and spread into a layer. Place the chicken over the top of the mushrooms. Mix together the stock and soup and pour over the chicken. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
  3. Cover and cook on Low setting for 5 to 7 hours. Chicken will be fall apart tender.
  4. If a thicker gravy is desired, mix together 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water to make a slurry. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker, slowly whisk in the slurry, return the chicken to the slow cooker. Cover and cook for another 20 minutes on High setting.
  5. Serve with pasta or rice and a steamed vegetable.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 70 Baht for the 4 chicken breasts. For 4 servings, this is about 52 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Variant: 1. Use turkey in place of chicken for the same weight.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings III
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings III
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Another version of Chicken & Dumplings, sounds very good. This recipe calls for packaged refrigerated biscuit dough, I will leave this as is but when I make this, I will make biscuit dough from scratch and will update this recipe when I have a good working and tested biscuit recipe. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings III
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Another version of Chicken & Dumplings, sounds very good. This recipe calls for packaged refrigerated biscuit dough, I will leave this as is but when I make this, I will make biscuit dough from scratch and will update this recipe when I have a good working and tested biscuit recipe. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix together the soup and stock, dice the onion, and cut the butter into pats.
  2. Place the chicken in the slow cooker, top with the onion, top that with the pats of butter, and finally pour the soup mixture over everything. Cover and cook on Low setting for 5-7 hours.
  3. About 45 minutes to an hour from serving, open the can of biscuits, separate each one, and cut each into quarters, place these on top of the chicken and spoon a bit of the liquid over each biscuit piece. DO NOT be alarmed if it looks really soupy, just add the biscuit pieces.
  4. Turn the slow cooker to High setting, cover, and cook for about 45 minutes to an hour longer. Check the center biscuits to make sure they are cooked through.
  5. Serve.
Recipe Notes

The chicken will cost about 75 Baht/kilo. Canned biscuits I cannot price as I have never seen them here. If making the biscuit dough from scratch, this is a low cost item then.

Shortcut: Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup.

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
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