If you’ve tucked away your slow cooker behind the doors of your rustic kitchen cabinets, it’s time to rethink that decision. While it’s true that slow cookers are a staple for making hearty stews and soups during the colder months, they can also be a lifesaver for busy families heading into late summer. With back to school just around the corner, put that slow cooker back up on your countertops, and try one of these deliciously light, summer seasonal recipes.
Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Tacos
This recipe from Delish is the perfect blend of heat and sweetness, thanks to the pairing of spicy chile peppers in Adobo sauce and brown sugar. Other summery ingredients include freshly squeezed lime juice and a Mexican beer from the refrigerator of your home bar. Don’t worry – any alcohol should cook off when using a slow cooking method. Cook on low for two hours or high for 4 hours, fill up some corn tortillas with your perfectly seasoned pulled chicken, and top with shredded purple cabbage and sliced avocado. For the complete recipe from Delish, click here.
Slow Cooker Veggie Stuffed Peppers
This colorful recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens, and is a delicious way to get your family to eat more veggies this summer! Choose sweet peppers in a variety of colors, like red, orange and yellow — since green peppers tend to be a bit more “peppery.” These peppers are stuffed with yummy and healthy ingredients like rice, crumbled Feta cheese, and chopped walnuts, and will warm your heart just like your rustic kitchen cabinets warm up your home! Cook on low for three hours or until the peppers are tender. For the full recipe from BHG, click here.
Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
Summer-inspired flavors abound in this recipe from Damn Delicious. Tender chicken chunks are paired with sweet and tangy pineapple, honey, soy sauce, and ginger in every bite. Garnished with fresh herbs and sesame seeds, this slow cooker dish will sure be a seasonal family favorite. You may even feel like you’re still on vacation as summer comes to an end. Cook on low for five to six hours, basting occasionally. Click here for this easy recipe from Damn Delicious.
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