I have partnered with Crock-Pot to bring you this delicious midweek meal, as well as my recipe for my Easy Crockpot bbq chicken. With so many functions packed into one gadget, our Crock-Pot 5.6L Digital and Slow Multi Cooker is the new star of our quick family meals. #sp
I’m a firm believer in having one, reliable kitchen gadget, out on the counter, year-round if possible. If you can find a gadget you’re happy with, mid-week meals, as well as slower-paced weekend cooking, can become an absolute cinch. I’m not sure how old my original “Crok-ette” slow electric cooker (on the left) is, but I can tell you that I was very pleased to have recently been given the opportunity to upgrade it to a much bigger (on the right) Crock-Pot 5.6L Digital and Slow Multi Cooker.
We are now a family of five and cooking a big batch of something means there’s always some leftover for lunch the next day, or to freeze. The winning feature of this 5 in 1 multi-cooker is the adjustable sauté function, because it means you can begin the cooking process (or stay in this cooking function) to create really simple one-pot meals, with no separate pans needed.
Today, I’m sharing our favourite midweek dinner recipe (using the adjustable temperature sauté function) – my Easy Crock-Pot BBQ Chicken and Rice supper.
FEATURES OF THE 5.6L DIGITAL SLOW AND MULTI-COOKER
- 6L capacity (for 5-6 people) – you can easily fit a whole chicken, plus extras, inside
- Affordable – currently under £100
- Non-stick inner bowl, removable + dishwasher safe
- Large digital control panel
- Clear, fitted lid
- Sear and sauté function
- Roast function
- Steam function
- Bake function
- Slow-cook function
- Countdown timer and heat-setting functions
- Keep warm function
- Suitable for large family cooking
- Suitable for one-pot cooking (no additional pots or pans needed)
- Trivet included for no-fat steamed recipes
- Recipe booklet
- 2-year guarantee
- Read more features here
TYPES OF RECIPES YOU CAN MAKE
- One Pot Pasta Dishes
- Pasta Bakes
- No-fat steamed or baked fish/chicken dishes
- Baked vegetables e.g. stuffed courgettes, cabbage rolls
- Roast potatoes or roasted root vegetables
- Fried rice or biryani dishes
- Whole chicken or duck recipes
- Stews, stroganoffs and stir-fries
- Big batch chilli con carne, Bolognese sauce, pulled pork etc.
- Ribs and pot-roasts
- Desserts, such as self-saucing puddings, steamed puddings, muffins, cakes
- Above all, the Crock-Pot Digital and Slow Cooker is easy to clean– the removable cooking pot has a thick layer of easy to wash non-stick coating on it.
- Furthermore, it is multi-functional with the option to steam, roast, bake, sauté and slow-cook in one pot. Since you can fry directly in the pot, there is less washing up.
- Another good thing is that it is Energy Saving– the electric 5-in-1 heats from underneath the pot and uses less energy than a hob or oven.
- Finally, it’s ideal for large family meals or feeding a crowd.
We have loved road-testing this Crock-Pot digital slow and multi-cooker – it’s a winner and a keeper for the kitchen counter.
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More recipes to try in the Crock-Pot
- Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with Celeriac Mash and Wild Mushrooms
- Three Grain Risotto with Chicken and Dill
- Hug in a Mug Slow Cook Bolognese
- Healthy Beef Ragu with Puy Lentils and Spinach
- Rainy Day Pizza Pasta Soup
Recipe for Easy Crockpot BBQ Chicken
A tasty midweek week for the whole family made with a quick barbecue marinade, chicken, leeks, rice and spinach in the Crock-Pot Multi-Cooker.
- 4 tbsp. soy sauce or GF tamari soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. tomato puree
- 2 tbsp. runny honey
- 1 tsp. vinegar any kind
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 5-8 Chicken pieces e.g. thighs and drumsticks
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 leek washed, chopped
- 2 beef tomatoes chopped
- 1 cup white rice rinsed
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 4 cups fresh baby spinach
Make a quick BBQ sauce by placing all of the sauce ingredients (minus the chicken) into a small bowl, whisk together and then put the chicken pieces into the bowl and coat well. Leave to one side.
Select the Sauté M HI (Medium High) setting and pre-heat your multi-cooker.
Gently fry the onions and leeks for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for another minute.
Add the marinated chicken to the pot and sauté, skin down first, turning over occasionally to brown. Cook for 5-10 minutes until golden all over.
Add the rice and chickens stock. Stir so that the rice is coated. Turn the cooker down to L (Low) and place the lid on. Cook for 10 minutes.
Take of the lid, add the spinach, replace the lid and cook for a further 5 minutes. Check that the chicken and rice are cooked (take out one piece of chicken the chicke must not have any red liquid coming from it when poked).
- To make this on the hob, follow the same instructions using a large, wide pan with a fitted lid.
Follow the hashtag #CrockPotMidweekMeals for more quick and easy recipe inspiration.
Crock-Pot Midweek Meal Challenge post commissioned by Crock-Pot All opinions my own. I was also sent a Crock-Pot cooker to test and keep.