Slow-cookers are handy year-round, but they are never more useful or appreciated than on these cold, short winter days. Which is probably why January is national Slow-Cooker Month!
From baked beans to cheesecake, there are so many ways to use your slow-cooker. Here are five ways we love to use ours:
1) Dinner: Simmer a stew, soup or roast all day for a no-fuss dinner that lets you enjoy the last bit of daylight after work.
2) Breakfast: Run the cooker overnight to make a hot breakfast porridge that’s ready when you wake up.
3) Dinner Party: Keep foods warm during the meal or cook ahead and free up stovetop cooking space (think mashed potatoes); brew and serve mulled wine, cider or other hot beverage.
4) Stock Up: Even if you’re not cooking for a crowd, you can still use your slow cooker to make a soup or stew to eat today and then stock your freezer with leftovers that are ready to heat and eat later.
5) Home Processing: Slow-simmer your own sauces and fruit butters for canning.
Read on for a Slow-Cooker Chicken and Gravy recipe you can make at home!
NOTE: Other recipes may say to use boneless, skinless chicken, but you’ll get the most flavor – and the best price – from bone-in pieces. There are still a few spots left for you to join us in our Cutting up a Whole Chicken class, where you’ll learn how to cut up a whole chicken and make other chicken comfort food recipes!