Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

 I thought this was great!  I like curry.

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 c. salsa

1/4 c. diced onion

2 TB curry powder

2 oz light cream cheese, greek

Put chicken in 2 quart slow cooker. Combine salsa, onion and curry powder and pour over chicken. Cook on low 5-6 hours. Add cream cheese and stir into sauce until well combined. Serve.

Yield: 8 servings.  Per serving= 143 Calories; 5g Fat (30.6% calories from fat); 22g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 89mg Cholesterol; 416mg Sodium.

Beef Enchilada Dip

Delicious with sausage too!

Beef Enchilada Dip

8 oz 95% fat free ground beef

3 TB diced onion

2 (10 oz) cans Enchilada sauce

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp chili powder

Dash garlic powder

2 c. shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese

Brown ground beef and onion; place in 1 ½ quart slow cooker. Add enchilada sauce, cumin, chili powder and garlic powder. After heated through (about 2 hours) stir in cheese and continue cooking until cheese is melted. Serve with tortilla chips. (Sausage is good in here too.)

Yield: 8 servings. Per serving= 211 Calories; 11g Fat (60.5% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 37mg Cholesterol; 266mg Sodium.

Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Put this in the slow cooker while you exercise and get ready for the day.

Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole
1 c. frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
½ c. cooked pork sausage
1 egg
2 egg whites
½ c. shredded, reduced fat cheddar cheese
2 TB diced green chilies
Dash salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Spray 2 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place potatoes and sausage in bottom of crock. In a small bowl, combine egg, egg whites, cheese, green chilies, salt and pepper; pour over sausage. Cook on high 1-2 hours or until eggs are set.
Yield: 2 servings. Per serving= 438 Calories; 27g Fat (55.6% calories from fat); 27g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 163mg Cholesterol; 1205mg Sodium.

Sausage & Black Bean Soup

Good soup. There are many things you could do to vary the recipe.

Sausage & Black Bean Soup
16 ounces cooked & drained pork sausage
2 (14.5 oz) cans fat-free chicken broth
15 oz black beans, canned
14 oz hominy, canned
4 oz pimientos
1/4 c. diced onion
dash garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika

Combine all ingredients in 3 quart slow cooker. Cook on low 4 to 5 hours or on high for 2 to 2 ½ hours
Yield: 8 servings. Per serving (about 1 cup)= 303 Calories; 19g Fat (53.8% calories from fat); 19g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 47mg Cholesterol; 1211mg Sodium.

Honey Sesame Chicken

Yum! Could serve over rice or have on salad.

Sesame Honey Chicken
1 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
black pepper to taste
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 TB honey
2 TB ketchup
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
Garlic powder, to taste
1 tsp sesame seed oil
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp sriracha hot chili sauce, or more to taste
1 heaping tbsp cornstarch
¼ c. water
1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
Chopped scallions (optional)

Place chicken in crockpot and season with black pepper. In a medium bowl, combine, soy sauce, honey, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, sesame seed oil, onion powder and sriracha hot chili sauce. Pour over chicken and cook on low 3-4 hours or on high for 2 to 2 ½ hours. Remove chicken and shred with two forks and set aside. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in the remaining 1/4 cup water, add to the sauce in the crockpot and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high until slightly thickened, about 15-20 minutes; return chicken to crockpot and mix well. Serve chicken over rice and top with sesame seeds and chopped scallions.

Slow Cooker Wild Rice

wild riceAn easy and tasty wild rice mix.

Wild Rice
1 ½ c. wild rice mix
14 ½ oz fat free chicken broth
2 c. shredded carrots
½ c. sliced leek
1 c. sliced celery
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 c. water

Combine all ingredients in 3 quart slow cooker. Cook on high 3 to 5 hours.
Yield: 10 servings. Per serving (1/2 cup)= 104 Calories; trace Fat (2.6% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 214mg Sodium.

Refried Bean Soup

A nice easy slow cooker soup.

Refried Bean Chili
8 oz ground beef, 92% fat free
2 TB diced onion
12 oz salsa
12 oz Miller 55 beer
15 oz Ranch-style beans, undrained
1 TB chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 TB lime juice

Cook ground beef and onion, drain and add to 3 quart slow cooker. Add all remaining ingredients and cook on high 3 to 4 hours or on low 6 to 8 hours.
Yield: 5 servings. Per serving= 203 Calories; 6g Fat (29.5% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 28mg Cholesterol; 732mg Sodium