3 of the Best Basic Slow Cooker Recipes You Should Learn

If you’ve just started learning how to cook or recently purchased a crock pot, you’ll want to start with the easiest and most basic dishes. Once you have mastered these recipes, you can try cooking more complicated ones and adding your own twist to them. The good news is that preparing meals with a slow cooker makes cooking even easier, especially for beginners. Having this gem of the kitchen is sure to prove to be a convenience in the kitchen, whether you are a hobbyist or professional cook.

Here are 3 of the best basic crock pot recipes you can start with:

Slow-cooked chicken with sweet sesame

What do you need:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 cup of honey

  • 1/2 cup onion, minced

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce

  • 3 tablespoons of water

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • Salt and pepper

  • Sesame seeds

Rub the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place in a slow cooker. Combine garlic, honey, onion, soy sauce, tomato sauce, olive oil, and red pepper flakes in a bowl and toss over the chicken. Cover and cook for 4 hours over low heat. Remove chicken from slow cooker. Dissolve the cornstarch in water and add the mixture to the sauce in the pot. Shred the chicken and place it in the slow cooker. Cover and cook 10 minutes on high or until sauce thickens. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.

Delicious pulled pork in clay pot

What do you need:

  • 1 (1 kilogram) pork tenderloin

  • 1 bottle of barbecue sauce

  • 1 bottle or can of root beer

  • 8 hamburger buns, split and lightly toasted

Place the pork tenderloin in a slow cooker and pour the root beer all over it. Cover and cook 6 to 8 hours over low heat. When done, remove the pork from the pot and discard the excess liquid. Shred the pork and put it back in the slow cooker. Stir in the barbecue sauce. Cook 10-15 more minutes or until heated through. Serve pulled pork with hamburger buns.

Simple crock pot barbecue chicken

What do you need:

  • 6 frozen boneless skinless chicken breast halves

  • 1 bottle of barbecue sauce

  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Combine barbecue sauce, Italian salad dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Place chicken breast halves in crock pot and barbecue sauce mixture all over. Cover and cook 6 to 8 hours on low or 4 to 6 hours on high. Best served as a sandwich filling or with mashed potatoes.

Learning how to cook delicious meals takes time, but it will be faster with the use of a crock pot. These hearty basic slow cooker recipes will help you learn how to become a professional in the kitchen in no time and are sure to impress your family and friends.