Dependable Eats



Crock-Pot Roast

This “to die for” Crock-Pot roast recipe came from Could add in vegetables to make it a one-pot meal.


  • 4-5 lb beef roast
  • 1 pkg brown gravy mix
  • 1 pkg dried Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 pkg Ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Place beef roast in Crock-Pot
  • Mix the dried mixes together in a bowl and sprinkle over roast
  • Pour water around roast
  • Cook on low for 7-9 hours

Crock-Pot Sesame Chicken

An easy and healthy alternative to a takeout favorite. Works great with a side of broccoli, and it is easy to spice up or down depending upon your tastes.


  • 2.5 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 4 Tbsp diced onion
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha (if you prefer less spice, use 4 Tbsp ketchup and no Sriracha)
  • 2 TbspĀ canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tbsp water
  • Sesame seeds


  • Spray slow cooker with cooking spray or use liner
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and place on bottom
  • Combine honey, soy sauce, onion ketchup, Sriracha, oil, garlic and pepper flakes in a small bowl; pour over chicken
  • Cook on low for 3-4 hours or until chicken is just cooked through
  • Remove chicken from Crock-pot, leaving sauce
  • Dissolve cornstarch in water and pour into Crock-Pot; stir
  • Replace lid and cook sauce on high for 10 minutes
  • Cut chicken in bite-sized pieces then return to Crock-Pot; toss with sauce
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice

Crock-Pot Taco Chicken

This is a great set-it-and-forget-it recipe that is another terrific option for Taco Tuesday.


  • 1 pgk taco seasoning
  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 jar salsa


  • Dump all ingredients in Crock-Pot
  • Stir and cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours
  • Shred with fork
  • Use in tacos and salads, and enjoy!

Cafe Rio Chicken

Found this recipe on Pinterest and it has become a staple in our household. Make a big batch on the weekend and use throughout the week in salads, burritos, tacos, wraps, etc.


  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 small bottle Zesty Italian dressing
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 pkg Ranch dressing mix, mixed with 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground cumin


  • Place all ingredients in Crock-Pot
  • Cook on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 8 hours
  • Shred with fork

Crock-Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Canned vegetables make it quick and easy to prepare, and the Crock-Pot does the hard work for you. I’ve made with both fresh and frozen chicken.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 can corn kernels (do not drain)
  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 pkg Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 8 oz pkg cream cheese


  • Put chicken in Crock-Pot
  • Top with tomatoes, corn, black beans, Ranch dressing mix, cumin, chili powder and onion powder; stir to combine
  • Top with cream cheese
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours (less if using fresh chicken), stirring to blend in the cheese
  • Shred the chicken and return to Crock-Pot
  • Serve as soup or over rice

Italian Chicken and Potatoes

This slow cooker meal goes great with peas and tastes even better as leftovers the next day.


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup bottled Italian salad dressing
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasonings
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in wedges (or small red potatoes)


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in bottom of large Crock-Pot
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 cup Italian dressing, 1 Tbsp Italian seasonings and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Place potatoes on and around the chicken
  • Cover chicken and potatoes with remaining dressing, seasonings and cheese
  • Cook on high for 6-8 hours, or until the chicken is cooked and the potatoes are tender

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