Easy Crockpot Weekly Meal Plans

These are the ingredients you will need to prepare all three meals listed below:

baby spinach, romaine lettuce (stalks), white onion, red onion,  tomato, bell peppers, cilantro (or premade tabbouleh), 1 package of diced Portobello mushrooms

plain greek yogurt (watch out for sugar)

Italian salad dressing

2 chicken taco seasoning packets

hummus (optional, but a good idea)

olive oil, lemon juice

garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper

canned white beans

canned black beans

Preparation:

Chop or dice the following ingredients and refrigerate in separate storage containers.

white onion, tomato, bell peppers, cilantro (or premade tabbouleh)

Next you will prepare the protein which will be your base when you mix and match the meals.

Shredded Southwest Chicken

 Place 3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast into crockpot.

Add just enough water to where the breasts are half submerged.

Add 2 packets of any brand of chicken taco seasoning.

Cover pot, cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6-8.

Note: When the chicken is partially ready and you are able to break it up, use a fork to partially shred the chicken and then finish cooking. Once the chicken is fully cooked you can finish shredding. Or if you want to be really Chipotle like, cut the finished chicken into cubes.

Make it a meal:

Throw together chicken, black beans, white onions, bell peppers, salsa,  romaine lettuce, tomatoes and anything you’d like. But be mindful of carbs and sugars.

Greek Chicken

Cut 3  pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast into one inch cubes and place in crockpot.

Add just enough water to where the breasts are half submerged.

Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice

Add 2 tablespoons each of garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, rosemary

Add 1 tablespoon of salt and pepper.

Cover pot, cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6-8.

Note: Traditionally the chicken should be grilled, but I prefer mine slow cooked for tenderness.

Make it a meal:

Throw together chicken, Greek yogurt, tabbouleh, red onions, hummus, bell peppers.

Portobello Mushroom Chicken

 Place 3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast into crockpot.

Add just enough water to where the breasts are half submerged.

Add 7 ounces of Italian salad dressing.

Add mushrooms (however many you prefer).

Cover pot, cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6-8.

Note: When the chicken is partially ready and you are able to break it up, use a fork to partially shred the chicken and then finish cooking.  Once the chicken is fully cooked you can finish shredding, or  you can leave the breasts whole.

Make it a meal.

Throw together chicken, canned white beans, and baby spinach in a bowl. Yum-yum. You can even add white onions if your heart so desires.

 

So there you have it. 3 easy crockpot meals you can make for the week. Also, if you prefer beef, you can replace any of them with a roast. I’d ask your butcher for recommendations. Also, for the Southwest recipe, you can do the same thing on the stove with ground beef. Easy peezy!

If anyone else out there has some good crockpot recipes, please leave them in the comment section.

 

 

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