4 Recipes that take almost zero effort

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

Ingredients

  • Chicken Breast
  • Rice
  • 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

Instructions

  • 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
  1. Fajita chicken Bake (Peppers and Onions, Cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, cayanne, garlic granules)
  2. Lemon Chicken Bake (Onions, brussels, and carrots, salt, lemon pepper or pepper and lemon juice, italian seasoning, garlic granules)
  3. 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

    • Crockpot Chicken

      Ingredients

      • Whole chicken
      • Spices (same spices as above, whichever spices you choose!)
      • Veggies

      Instructions

      • 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

      Ingredients

      • Chicken Breast
      • Peppers
      • Onions
      • Chicken Broth
      • Cayanne
      • Salt
      • Pepper
      • Chili Powder
      • Cumin
      • Garlic granules
      • Onion Powder

      Instructions

      • 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!

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