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This is the time of year where things get verrrrry busy. With gift guides and holiday content I start posting twice a day during the week (and on weekends!) and at the same time, my events calendar/social life also starts to ramp up. In the past, that has lead to some pretty unhealthy habits. (Think: making a “dinner” out of passed hors d’oeuvres, late night slices of pizza, or even worse: skipping meals altogether). If I’ve learned anything, it’s that it is so important to be prepared. For me, that means making healthy, protein and veggie-packed recipes once or twice a week so that I always have something healthy and delicious on hand.
For that reason, I love, love, love my Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi Cooker. Full disclosure: this is a sponsored post, but I have used and loved my crock-pot for years before ever working with the brand. It was the best $80 I ever spent. (Remember this post for slow-cooker bacon jam? Such a good holiday gift to make/bring to parties.) Whether you have a big family that you cook dinner for every night or live with your significant other/are a single girl living alone and like to make something big to eat for a couple days, it is the BEST. You spend twenty minutes or so preparing the recipe (in the morning, or even the night before) set it up, and leave it. Then, anywhere from 2-4 (if you’re cooking on high) or 7-9 (if you’re cooking on low) hours later, you have something warm, amazing, and delicious… ready to eat. Today I am sharing a really yummy recipe for Fiesta Chicken (you can eat it alone or serve it with tortillas fajita style), but at the bottom of the post I’ve linked a few more favorites!
What I personally love best about my Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi Cooker (especially as a small space dweller) is that it combines the functions of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté/browning, along with 8 built-in preset buttons that effortlessly cook a variety of great tasting meals. So this one device can do SO MUCH. It can make soup. It can make rice… it can even make a whole loaf of bread, in under an hour!
Annnnnd I am so excited to give one of you your very own Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi Cooker. Just scroll to the bottom of this post to enter!
Fiesta Chicken Pressure Cooker Recipe (adapted from here)
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
- 1 large onion – peeled + chopped
- 3 garlic cloves – peeled and chopped
- 1 green pepper – cored + chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper – finely sliced
- 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
Press BROWN/SAUTÉ, set temperature to HIGH, and then press START/STOP. Allow Multi-Cooker to preheat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add half of the oil to Cooking Pot. Brown chicken, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes or until well browned. Transfer to plate.
Add remaining oil to Cooking Pot; add vegetables. Sauté, stirring, for 5 minutes or until vegetables start to soften. Press START/STOP.
Return chicken to Cooking Pot and add canned tomatoes. Secure the lid. Make sure Steam Release Valve is in the “Release” (open) position. Select SLOW COOK, set temperature to LOW, and adjust time to 30 minutes. Press START/STOP.
The Crock-Pot Brand® website is PACKED with recipes. I like that you can filter by main ingredient, or by meal/dish type. Here are few other favorites:
- Roasted Herb Chicken with Lemon (a classic, + you can make and eat for a few days. For lunch, serve over salad.. for dinners just cook up some veggies + potatoes!)
- Championship Chili (so good, especially if you’re having friends over for a cozy movie night / to watch the game)
- Italian Chicken or Beef (another classic – it’s always delicious but also, healthy and still comforting!)
- These Meatballs (leave out the breadcrumbs for a low carb option)
Beef Stew (the most comforting of comfort foods when it’s cold!)
Photography by Trent Bailey, Created in Partnership with Crock-Pot!