Slow Cooker Chicken and Dressing

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I’m honestly a fan of making my own dressing or stuffing with Bell’s Seasoning and slightly stale artisan bread, but that type of stuffing isn’t something that I’m up for on the typical week night. Particularly after the holiday season.  However, pre-packaged stuffing and dressing can be an awesome addition to your slow cooker when you want some of the flavors of a holiday dinner without all of the work that comes with cooking turkey.  This recipe for slow cooker chicken and dressing could be made with turkey, if you really were craving those Thanksgiving flavors.  However, it also works as a great, easy slow cooker meal when you are looking for something easy to make for you family.Looking for an easy dinner idea that has the flavors of Thanksgiving without all of the work? Try this easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Dressing Recipe!
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Hibachi Style Chicken Fried Rice

I have a weakness for Hibachi restaurants.  I don’t think that I ever tire of them.  When the Monkey was a month old, we took the entire family to hibachi to celebrate the Big One’s 10th birthday.  Lots of fond memories and family celebrations have happened at hibachi restaurants.  I love getting fried rice when we go, and I’ve finally learned how to make at home hibachi style chicken fried rice that is just as tasty and satisfying as any I’ve eaten at a restaurant.  Plus, it is an easy weekday dinner idea and makes a ton, so the Big One’s gigantic appetite will be fully satisfied.

Love Hibachi Style Fried Rice? Make it at home-- it's so easy, serves an army and this hibachi style chicken fried rice recipe will be just as yummy!
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Chicken in Creamy Mustard Wine Sauce

One of the biggest challenges for our household is dealing with dinner. We have two Littles who usually can’t wait until dinner is served with the bigger people in our house. Then that means that one of us puts the little boys to bed while the other adult is cooking. (The Big One is either playing basketball or doing homework.) When we can actually take time to cook and enjoy dinner, that makes the evening really special. I hate being rushed when I cook, and this Chicken in Creamy Mustard Wine Sauce recipe takes about 30-40 minutes to make. When we don’t have that much time to actually be in the kitchen, we go to our other chicken recipes like my Baked Honey Chicken, or Cheddar Crusted Baked Chicken.  Those recipes take the same amount of time, but have a quicker prep.  This Chicken in Creamy Mustard Wine Sauce requires that everything get enough time to sauté to add flavor to the meal.  However, it’s worth the wait.

Try this yummy and sophisticated recipe for Chicken with Creamy Mustard Wine Sauce. Chances are you have almost all of the ingreidents at home, so you'll just need to pick up the Chicken and some Shallots and Cream from the Grocery Store. It's delicious.
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Chicken Tikka Masala

The first time I ever went to eat Indian food was the summer before my senior year of high school.  I was experiencing my first taste of independence, and I spent the summer on the campus of University of Pennsylvania.  Away from my family.  I met amazing people, several of whom I am still friends with.  I guess that’s why Indian food is special to me.  When the Mellow Man and I started dating, one of our earlier dates was to a local Indian Restaurant, where he ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala.  (I know, I know, Chicken Tikka Masala isn’t actually an “Indian” dish, rather it is British with an Indian influence.  However, it is served at many of our local Indian restaurants.)  That Christmas I bought him a jar of Tikka Masala sauce to see if we could make our own at home.  And guess what, the homemade version of Chicken Tikka Masala was just as good as the kind we had in our local Indian Restaurant.  Now Mellow Man makes this dish for our family on a regular basis along with his other favorites– Chicken Fajitas, and Apricot Goat Cheese Chicken.My Mom Made That: Chicken Tikka Masala-- The "National Dish of Britain" that is inspired by India
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Chicken and Dumplings Slow Cooker Dinner

Fall is in the air… yes, imagine me doing the Mommy happy dance right now!  I am thrilled because, honestly, Summer is NOT my favorite season.  I hate heat and humidity, which is somewhat cruel and ironic for a native Atlantan!  There are so many wonderful things about the beginning of the cooler months,  like all of the wonderful and hearty recipes that are perfect for this season.  Today I’m going to tell you one of my favorite, fast and easy slow cooker/crockpot dinners.  It is much like my Heavenly Chicken recipe, in that you can basically dump the ingredients and move on, with the exception of the last step!  I love that when I’m busy or out of ideas.  I found that Progresso Chicken Pot Pie “Rich and Hearty” Soup is an excellent base for this recipe.

My Mom Made That: Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumpling Recipe
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