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The Best 5 Ingredient Crockpot Meals

The Best 5 Ingredient Crockpot Meals

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Nowadays everyone is looking for ‘more’ and ‘fast’ things but these are not always desirable choices. It is a great idea if you can simplify things a bit, so we have come up with as many as twenty 5 ingredient crockpot meals. However, preparing these dishes require a high level of patience as it involves slow-cooking method. So here they are –

crock pot meals that have five ingredients or less

The Best 5 Ingredient Crockpot Meals 

  1. Slow cooker applesauce chicken


Many people will frown as soon as they see the name of this recipe but, trust me, this dish is super delicious and 100% unique. The sweetness of the dish makes it easy on the palate. If you are looking for a relaxed family dinner on a weeknight, then you should go for this. The kids and grandparents – everyone will like it.

Get the recipe for Slow Cooker Applesauce Chicken here

  1. Slow cooker shredded beef

Let me tell you that any kind of beef is excellent for slow cooking, but you can go for cheaper meat if you like. The only way of cooking raw beef in the crock pot is to put the thing raw, close the lid and wait till the meat finished and perfectly tender. The meat needs to be cooked on LOW for a few hours so that the meat becomes juicy instead of tough.

Get the recipe for Slow Cooker Shredded Beef here

  1. Slow cooker shredded chicken for tacos

Tacos are an effortless and healthy meal and one of those that make kids happy. You can start the chicken recipe in the crock pot just after lunch, and the meat will be ready for consumption at around dinnertime. The chicken shreds easily and beautifully, and with just a fork!

Get the recipe for Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken for Tacos here

  1. 4 Ingredient shredded beef sandwich recipe

The shredded beef sandwiches are truly satisfying meals and think that it only has four ingredients in it. It is so tasty that we suggest that you make this recipe on a Sunday so that you can enjoy the leftovers throughout the week. Many people are not so fond of bread, and they tend to eat it with rice or side salad.

Get the recipe for 4 Ingredient Shredded Beef Sandwich Recipe here

  1. Slow cooker salsa chicken

Salsa is the most delicious and easy to cook slow cooker chicken that you will ever come across. It just requires a few easy to find ingredients and is the perfect healthy and gluten-free dinner that you can have at your fingertips for when you have that gluten-free guest to accommodate.

Get the recipe for Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken here

  1. Make ahead beef dip

The flavors in this beef dip recipe are so surprising that it takes only five ingredients to make. The most amazing part is that you can make it a day in advance and freeze it for future use.

Get the recipe for Make Ahead Beef Dip Recipe here

  1. Slow cooker salsa verde chicken

Salsa verde chicken is straightforward to prepare, and it tastes yummy too! This is one of the easiest dinner recipes and favorite comfort food of my teenager when I serve it over rice.

Get the recipe for Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken here

  1. Crock pot ranch chicken

This crock pot ranch chicken is so easy to make that there are no steps to it. Yes, even my husband can prepare this with his eyes closed!

Get the recipe for Crock Pot Ranch Chicken here

  1. Slow cooker BBQ pulled pork (4 ingredients)

This is a quite simple recipe where the boneless pork slow cooks throughout the day in a simple broth till it can be shredded easily with just forks. This BBQ Pulled Pork rocks on regular hamburger buns.

Get the recipe for Slow Cooker BBQ pulled Pork (4 ingredients) here

  1. Crock pot little smokies

These little smokies are so rich in taste that your family will never believe that only four ingredients are involved. If you love meatballs, then there is no reason why you wouldn’t love this recipe too. They are great appetizers and only take two to three hours.

Get the recipe for Crock pot little smokies here

  1. Easy crock pot BBQ chicken drumsticks

Are you looking to get more proteins at budget-friendly prices? Then you have zoomed in on the perfect recipe. This recipe is ideal when the penny-pinches you hard. Chicken drumsticks are a cheaper variety of meat and on sale all the time. This four-ingredient dish can be whipped up in less than six minutes.

Get the recipe for Easy Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

  1. Lemon garlic chicken dump

Dump recipes are always my favorite as you can make it within a span of few minutes using the dump recipe method. The dump recipe method uses one protein (chicken, in this case) and filling a resealable bag with this main ingredient. The other ingredients are dumped into this same bag and then frozen to cook later. This freeze ahead, make-ahead dish is a time saver.

Get the recipe for Lemon Garlic Chicken Dump Recipe here

  1. Slow cooker chicken cacciatore

We love Italian dinners and slow cooker meals. No wonder this recipe is my personal favorite. This very healthy chicken cacciatore is jam-packed with loads of veggies and proteins that are slow-cooked to get the perfect taste and flavor. Even if you are on a low carb or keto diet, you will still fall in love with this dish.

Get the recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe here

  1. 5 Ingredient crock pot Mexican chicken

My best friend loves this recipe, and I am sure you will love it too. With just five ingredients, the chicken can be served over rice or as a dip with nachos.

Get the recipe for 5 Ingredient Crock Pot Mexican Chicken here

  1. Slow cooker cranberry chicken

If you still do not know how to use a slow cooker then this recipe is your face-saver. The slow cooker cranberry chicken is a no-brainer recipe and needs zero skills to cook.

Get your recipe for Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken here

  1. Keto slow cooker Mexican chicken

The Keto Mexican chicken recipe is another one of those dump recipes which can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Get your recipe for Keto Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken here

  1. Slow cooker Chinese take out beef and broccoli

Chinese food without leaving the house? I am a big fan of slow cooker when it comes to beef as the flavors become infused and the dish smells delicious. This is one of the easiest slow cooker recipes as you just need to put everything in the cooker and you are good to go.

Get your recipe for Slow Cooker Chinese Take Out Beef & Broccoli here

  1. Crock pot slow cooker crack chicken recipe

This is one of those meals that will please even the harshest food critic in your family. Before I give out the recipe, let me tell you that crack chicken is a creamy shredded chicken that is made from cream cheese, bacon, cheddar, and ranch seasoning.

Get your recipe for Crock Pot Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Recipe here

  1. Easy pork chops slow cooker

I love doing the pork chops in the slow cooker. Since the pork chops are cooked on a bed of vegetables, you get something like a side dish with the pork chops.

Get your recipe for Easy Pork Chops Slow Cooker here

  1. Slow cooker Mongolian chicken

While you can make this with beef, it is mind-blowing when you substitute chicken!

Get your recipe for Slow Cooker Mongolian Chicken here

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