Do I love cooking? No. Do I enjoy it? Some days. Usually, I like to make really good food that is easy. I really enjoy recipes that I can just throw in a crockpot or the oven and not have to worry about them. Now, I have to warn you, I really don’t follow recipes. I usually just get a general idea of what’s in the dish and ALWAYS change it to make it my own. When it comes to adding spices I NEVER measure. I’m sorry if you’re someone who loves to follow recipes exactly, that’s just not me. I like to go by taste 🙂 So here are some of my favorite recipes that are actually pretty inexpensive too!
Chicken and Rice Bake
- Chicken Breast
- Chick broth or water
- Veggies (Carrots, peppers, onions, mushrooms, brussel sprouts)
- Spices (Cayanne pepper, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic granules, lemon pepper, italian seasoning)
- Soy Sauce
- Lemon Juice
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Add 1 part rice and 2 parts water or broth (1 C rice, 2 C broth/water) to a casserole dish.
- Cut Veggies
- In a bowl, season chicken and veggies of choice to your taste with seasonings
- Fajita chicken Bake (Peppers and Onions, Cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, cayanne, garlic granules)
- Lemon Chicken Bake (Onions, brussels, and carrots, salt, lemon pepper or pepper and lemon juice, italian seasoning, garlic granules)
- Soy Chicken Bake (Onions, Brussels, carrots, and mushrooms, salt, pepper, lemon juice, garlic granules, soy sauce)
- Bake for 30 Min or until chicken is fully cooked and rice is tender
I absolutely love this recipe because it is so easy and versatile! I love rice, but sometimes I hate waiting for it to cook! I was so happy to find out you can bake rice! You can change the seasonings and veggies to whatever style you feel like eating and viola!
Crockpot 4 Bean Chili
- 1 can Pinto Beans
- 1 can Kidyney Beans
- 1 can Black Beans
- 1 can Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)
- 1 can Crushed Tomatoes
- Half of an Onion (diced)
- 5 cloves of Garlic (diced)
- Veggie broth
- Corn bread mix
- Add all ingredients (except cornbread mix) to crockpot and cook on high for 3 hours
- Prepare corn bread mix according to instructions, add to chili after 3 hours
- Continue to cook for 1 hour
This is probably my favorite chili recipe! Even my husband (who is a carnivore) loves this chili! It’s packed full of protein and can even be made vegan by adding oil rather than eggs to the cornbread mix!
- Whole chicken
- Spices (same spices as above, whichever spices you choose!)
- Rinse chicken according to instructions, be sure to remove the package of giblets from center
- Place chicken in crockpot
- Oil both sides of chicken and add spices
- Add Veggies of choice to crockpot
- Cook chicken on high for 4 hours or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F
This is another recipe that is extremely versatile! You can change the veggies and seasonings to whichever you’re craving! Another reason I love this recipe is because the chicken literally falls off the bone, and you can use the chicken in so many different ways for leftovers! Eat it by itself, make a burrito or quesadilla, make some buffalo chicken dip, literally anything!
Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
- Chicken Breast
- Chicken Broth
- Chili Powder
- Garlic granules
- Onion Powder
- Cut onions and peppers
- Put chicken, onions, and peppers into crock pot
- Season with spices
- Pour in Chicken broth (enough to cover the veggies and chicken about half way)
- Cook on high for 3 hours
- Remove chicken breast, place in a bowl, and shred
- Add shredded chicken back to crock pot
- Continue to cook for another 30 minutes
- Prepare however you like on a tortilla!
Ok, I will admit, I am one of those people that really doesn’t like leftovers. I am really picky when it comes to leftovers and often my leftovers go to waste. But! When I make any of these recipes, those leftovers NEVER go to waste! These leftovers are just as good, if not better!
Do you have any recipes that are super easy? I would love to hear them! Let me know in the comments below!