Dinner

Recipe: Slow Cooker Salsa Pulled Chicken — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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This brilliant dinner hack is thanks to you, dear Kitchn readers. When we shared our recipe for slow cooker fajitas, many of you commented that your favorite riff on that concept was slow cooker salsa chicken. The premise is simply combining your favorite salsa with chicken breast in the slow cooker until tender. The result is deliciously seasoned, shredded chicken that's perfect for tacos, burrito bowls, or even taco salads.

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25 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

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We can think of few things better than walking through the door after a long day and knowing that a home-cooked meal awaits us. And since we don't have our own personal live-in chefs, we rely on our slow cookers to help us out.

These comforting recipes take just a little bit of prep work in the morning or the night before, and then the slow cooker does the heavy lifting. Your future self will thank you.

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Recipe: Curried Veggie Galette — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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We should all be eating more pie for dinner. Why? Because it's hard to deny the pleasure of biting into a flaky, buttery pie crust after a long day. This freeform pie — or galette, if you want to call it by its proper name — is oh-so buttery. It's also packed with warm, curry roasted vegetables, so all that pie crust feels a bit more wholesome. A dollop of tangy yogurt on each slice provides even more balance. Serve with a simple green salad and it's a meatless meal you'll definitely want to slip into your dinner rotation.

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Recipe: Crispy Orange Ground Beef & Veggies — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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On busy weeknights when I'm tempted to order in, this is the recipe I've been turning to again and again. Inspired by a takeout favorite, this weeknight recipe features ground beef that's cooked until the edges are nice and crispy, quick stir-fried veggies, and an irresistible sticky orange sauce. You'll definitely want plenty of rice to soak up the extra sauce.

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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When was the last time you looked in the back of your liquor cabinet? Last week, when I pushed past the bottles of Bulleit bourbon and Gran Centenario tequila, I found some surprises including banana liqueur, black pepper-infused vodka, and an unopened bottle of Marsala wine. I pushed my previous dinner plans aside and resolved to put that bottle to use in a simple homemade chicken Marsala.

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Vegetarian Split Pea Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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I grew up eating my grandmother's split pea soup, and it's one of the first things I learned to cook when I moved away from home. For this version, I omitted one harder-to-find ingredient so I can make it without a trip to a specialty store!

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