Your Favorite Slow-Cooker Chicken & Rice Recipes
February 5, 2014 1:53 PM Subscribe
I have a slow-cooker, boneless/skinless chicken breasts and Royal Blend rice. Help me feed my work-travel-weary husband, a couple of hearty-eating roommates and myself a good, comforting meal with crazy-staggering schedules.
posted by MuChao to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
So the schedule works like this:
-I go to work at 4:30pm.
-Roommate A gets home from school between 4:45 and 5:00pm.
-Roommate B gets home from work sometime later (between 6:00 & 7:00pm, I believe.)
-I get home from work anywhere between 9:45 and 10:30pm.
-Hubby's plane lands at midnight, and he should be home by 1:00am. (This is, of course, barring any canceled/delayed flights, as happened on his way out of state.)
Assuming both roommates' competence is only trustworthy to possibly turn the slow-cooker to "warm" somewhere near a specified time, so soups that may need to be thinned before serving are pretty much out of the question. You can also assume I have basic competence in the kitchen, but have only rarely used a slow-cooker. Ours is a Crock Pot brand with "High", "Low" and "Warm" settings.
Truth be told, I'm mostly doing this because I'm an awesome wife, and would be ok with leaving a "hands off the crock pot" note for the roommates. They're capable of feeding themselves, but I'd hate to tease them with the pleasant smells like that after a week without hubby's cooking (hubby does most of the cooking for the entire house). I would, of course, expect the roommates to eat around a normal dinner hour.
The four of us all have pretty wide-open varied pallets, though I'm hoping to stay away from anything hot/spicy. As far as cost, I'm hoping to bring the rest of the ingredients in for less than $30 or so. Vegetables are a plus, and I'm not opposed to canned condensed soups.
I need recipes and timing instructions to feed everyone a hot, hearty meal upon each person's arrival at home (or close to it).