22 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes to Try

Recipes for how to cook chicken are always in demand. It is the go-to healthy meal in a pinch. But are you always preparing the same dish over and over?

Time for some fresh recipes.

And of course, everyone is so busy, no one has no time to get prepare a full spread between music lessons and soccer practice. So just for you, all the recipes on this list are cooked in the slow cooker, so the work is done for you! You can just focus on being an awesome mom!

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Some of the recipes really lend themselves to preparing ahead of time and freezing for later use. Before you attempt freezer meal prep day, make sure you read up on these tips to have all the success!

The Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken: The Whole Chicken

  • A moist, delicious recipe for the whole chicken in the slow cooker. It looks to be as tasty as a store-bought rotisserie chicken! Love that!This is the easiest way to enjoy a juicy, rotisserie like chicken by only using a crockpot. Slow cooker whole chicken that anyone can make! insta pot, pressure cooker
  • A complete Sunday meal in one pot.  While it takes only minutes of prep, this  tender, juicy chicken & gravy will taste like you’ve been in the kitchen all day.Slow Cooker Whole Chicken & Gravy! A complete Sunday meal in one pot. While it takes only minutes of prep, this tender, juicy chicken tastes like you've been in the kitchen all day.
  • A slow cooker recipe with just a few spices and the wonderful crispy skin that everyone loves!Slow Cooker Chicken: Wings/Thighs/Drumsticks
  • Piri-piri chicken is a perfect dish for the slow cooker. A homemade spicy marinade cooks with chicken in this healthy version of an Portuguese classic. Slow Cooker Piri-Piri Chicken
  • This Honey Garlic Chicken is an easy Asian crockpot recipe for tender chicken thighs in a lemon, soy sauce, honey and garlic sauce. Easy recipe with pantry staples. Yum!
  • Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken is made with just five ingredients in your slow cooker. Sticky, garlicky, sweet fall apart bacon and chicken. The kids will love it.Slow Cooker Bacon Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken is made with just five ingredients in your slow cooker. Sticky, garlicky, sweet fall apart bacon and chicken goodness.
  • Enjoy these Asian chicken drumsticks from the slow cooker! Quick, simple, and easily broiled to perfection after a long day of work. Plus, this write suggests demeating the drumsticks to enjoy the chicken in wraps or salads. Genius!Asian Chicken Drumsticks in the Slow Cooker are great as an appetizer or for a busy weeknight dinner.
  • Honey Garlic Chicken is the perfect weeknight meal with just five ingredients. Full of flavor and easy to make with pantry ingredients and almost no prep! A mommy win!Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken is the perfect weeknight meal with just five ingredients. Full of flavor and easy to make with pantry ingredients and almost no prep!
  • Crisp-tender chicken cooked low and slow with baby red potatoes for a full meal! So easy and effortless! And of course, some parmesan cheese to top it off.Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes - Crisp-tender chicken cooked low and slow with baby red potatoes for a full meal! So easy and effortless!

Slow Cooker Chicken: The Chicken Breasts

  • The meat in this Hawaiian Chicken is so tender, and cooked in the BBQ sauce and it will remain moist through the cooking time. Serve over rice for a complete meal.5 Essential Ingredients Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken.What a wonderful and delicious Hawaiian Chicken. The meat is so tender, it cooked in the BBQ sauce and remained moist... It Can't be easier. It's a sweet and sour dish, we added crushed pineapple as the base with bell pepper and some garlic. Full recipe: SlowCookerSociety.com. Enjoy!
  • The easiest BBQ Chicken you have ever made!Serve on buns, over rice, in wraps, on a salad or eat a plateful as is. The Best Crockpot BBQ Chicken -- FamilyFreshMeals.com --
  • This simple and flavorful meal is great because you can serve this slow cooker Chicken & Mushrooms over noodles, rice, potatoes, or even with a salad.A flavorful dinner option! This Crockpot Chicken & Mushrooms Recipe is dairy free, gluten free and perfect for diets like Whole 30 & 21 Day Fix!
  • This Lemon Butter Chicken is just over the top! The lemon cream sauce mixed with fresh garlic and Parmesan cheese pairs perfectly with the tender and juicy chicken.Lemon-Chicken-Post-Cooked
  • This recipe is so easy to throw into your slow cooker and the honey teriyaki flavor is out of this world!  The chicken cooks to perfection and will be one of the best things that you will make!honeyteriyakichickentitle
  • Slow cooked chicken with sweet honey and sesame sauce – an easy family-favorite recipe! Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken | Creme de la CrumbSlow Cooker Chicken: Soups, Stews, and Casseroles
  • All the flavour of the traditional Chicken Cordon Bleu, but a fraction of the time! Delish!
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Chowder. Warm and comforting and oh so flavorful.Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Chowder - Low Carb, Gluten Free | Peace Love and Low Carb
  • Rustic Chicken Slow Cooker Stew, a hearty dish that the whole family will enjoy. Tender chicken, carrots, potatoes in a thick sauce, the perfect combination.Rustic Chicken Slow Cooker Stew, a hearty dish that the whole family will enjoy. Tender chicken, carrots, potatoes in a thick sauce, perfect combination.
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Tortellini is warm, comfort food at it’s finest. This easy, crockpot recipe will quickly become a favorite family dinner!Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Recipe
  • This Chicken and Dumpling recipe has juicy chicken breasts cooked to tender perfection in the slow cooker in a rich creamy sauce.crockpot-chicken-and-dumplings-25
  • This slow cooker Pesto Mozzarella Chicken is a complete meal that entire family will enjoy. Cheese and pasta are always a hit with my kids for sure!Slow Cooker Pesto Mozzerella Chicken Pasta
  • This Chicken Noodle Soup is made right in the crockpot! So hearty, comforting and soothing. Perfect during the cold weather or fighting off a cold!So many options for delicious slow cooker chicken recipes. Hope you have found some new ones to try out. Some new family favorites!

A Gentle Guide to Managing Your Mom Anger

Do you find yourself yelling at your children? Are you trying barely keeping your anger under the surface? Finding a way to manage your mom anger will transform your parenting and set the best example you want for your kids.

Nobody wants to be an angry mom. But then the kids are fighting, no one is getting ready to go, and you are already going to be late for work. Before you even know what’s happening, the mom-anger comes up, and you start yelling.

Yelling doesn’t help anything. I know this, and you know this. But sometimes as a mom, you just reach your limit, you can’t stop the angry words from coming out.

The good news is, you are already doing the right thing. Realizing that you want to change and looking for help is the best place to start. It means that you are already a good mom who cares so much about her children.

Identify Your Triggers

If you want to learn to yell less, the first thing to look at is what makes you made enough to raise your voice. Spend some time analyzing different factors to lead you to become angry. Usually it’s a combination or compilation of other factors that create this atmosphere. I find that my main trigger is when we are rushing to leave in the morning and the kids are just not getting ready as fast as I think they should be. I escalate to yelling very quickly. Or it may be stress from work, and argument with your partner, or the overwhelming amount of clutter everywhere.

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Knowing your trigger is the first and most important step in learning to yell less.

“I can’t control my children’s behaviour. I can only control my reaction to it.”

Once you know what causes you to yell, the next step is to prevent those situations. However, it is not always possible to completely eliminate work stress. Life still happens, and we may still find ourselves getting angry.

So we need to think about what we can control, and that is our own responses. When you feel yourself getting angry, try one (or all!) of these calming techniques:

Calming Techniques
  • Step away. Leave the room if you can and give everyone some space to calm down
  • Take a deep breath. Focus on the breath entering and leaving your body
  • Count to 5. Simply counting will distract your mind and stop flow of angry words.
  • Squeeze a stress ball. The physical action will help ease stress and anger in your mind.
  • Remember the good times. Scroll through the photos on your phone to remind yourself that your children are really sweethearts and you love them.

Of course, we are all human and making changes takes time. And even if you know your triggers, and try to stay calm, there may still be occasions that you yell.

Do you find yourself yelling more than you want? Stop being an angry mom with some easy tips and calming techniques to try.

Remember the Apology

First, it’s ok. It happens. Don’t let this derail your day, or make you think you are the worst mom ever. However, it is important to apologize to your child. Teach your child that grown-ups make mistakes too. Apologize for yelling and explain why you were angry. And ask them how that made them feel. Encourage them to talk about their own emotions and describe what they are feeling.

Changing yourself takes time and practice. Be honest with yourself, and with your family. Being aware that you want to change is the best first step.

Take care of yourself, mama. You can do this

How to Have a Date Night at Home

Life is busy. Work, home, family activities. And when push comes to shove, it is all to easy to let your relationship with your partner suffer. 

There have been so many people giving the same advice: to keep your relationship alive, have a date night once a week.

But, its just not that easy.

As parents of young children, we are always tired. Sometimes getting dressed up and going out to a fancy restaurant is just asking too much. Heck, sometimes having a shower is too much to ask. Add onto that paying for a babysitter (for those of us not lucky enough to have family around), and a date night out isn’t all that enticing.

All of this adds up to a Date-Night In!

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Having a date night at home solves all kinds of issues. But it can easily become just another night sitting in the same room, watching mindless television. Don’t let this happen to you! Take your dates up a notch!

How to Have an Awesome Date Night at Home
  1. Play a board game. Games are an easy way to add some fun to your date night. Pick a favorite game from when you were a child, or choose a new game to learn together. A little friendly competition will add some excitement to the evening!
  2. Make something together. Creating in the kitchen can bring couples together. Feel free to try a new recipe, perhaps even a traditional dish from a different culture. Working together and sampling new flavours in this experience will strengthen your bond.
  3. Watch “fails” or bloopers. There’s nothing like a good laugh with your significant other. Watch YouTube videos of hilarious fails or put in the blooper reel of your favorite series or movie. We still love watching outtakes of Joey and Chandler from Friends!
  4. Practice the art of massage. Light the candles and get the oil. Learning how to give a massage that your partner enjoys will open you both up to what works and what doesn’t. It’s also the perfect way to relax after a long day or week. Of course, after you massage him, then its your turn. Only fair, right?!
  5. Work on a puzzle. A puzzle can be as challenging or as easy as you like, it can take one night or weeks. But a puzzle takes little brain power, freeing you up to let the conversation flow. When there is a slight distraction, it is easy to discuss a variety of subjects, from frivolous to super serious.
  6. Enjoy a romantic movie. Snuggle up on the couch with a blanket and get ready to fall in love all over again. A romantic movie is sure to get the feels going! Choose one with humor or some action if you need to get your man on board.
Date Night! Best ideas to strengthen your relationship without leaving the house. #love #

A HUGE List of Practical Gifts for Kids

Do your kids need more toys? I think I heard a resounding no. Maybe this Christmas, you can turn your focus to practical gifts for kids. These types of gifts will allow your child to use their imagination and grow their independence. These are gifts that will actually be fun AND useful in their lives.

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Simple Tips to Manage Holiday Stress

Christmas is a wonderful time, but it can also be very stressful. Read below for suggestions on how to manage holiday stress.

Every year around the holidays, I get excited about everything that is coming: the beautiful music, colourful lights, and laughter around a table of delicious food. However, the further into holiday season we get, the more reality sets in: bustling crowds, financial stress, and late nights baking more cookies.
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Gift Guide for an Organized Mom-Boss

The season has begun, love it or hate it. It’s time to start going through your nice and naughty list and making gift choices. This gift guide for an organized mom-boss will help cross things off!
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Freezer Meal Hacks

Fall is officially upon us. The chill is in the air and it starts getting dark earlier. And that desire is there: to come home from a busy day and have supper already cooking away. You may be tempted to try a “freezer meal”. Continue reading “Freezer Meal Hacks”

Gratitude Journal for Self-care

There are lots of activities that can be used to improve your mental health and well-being. But, I find the best, and easiest, way to make an improvement is to start a gratitude journal. This takes just a few minutes at the end of your day and helps you focus on the positives of the day.
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Self-Care When You Have No Time for Self-Care

By now I’m sure you know about how important self-care is for moms. If you are new to this practice, there are tons of suggestions out there for self-care activities. This is great, but what if you just have no time for self-care?
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Why is Self-Care Important?

Parenting can be exhausting. And even though it is very rewarding in the end (so I’m told), it does not provide many short term rewards. It can feel like we are constantly focused on our children. “Mom-burnout” is very real. To keep up with all the family daily demands, parents need to ensure they are not neglecting themselves. This is why self-care is so important.
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