I have gathered up some of the most delicious 3 ingredient crock pot recipes for you to whip up without much effort at all.
I just love the ease of using a crockpot. I can plop something in before I leave, and when I get home, dinner is almost ready! But, these 3-ingredient crock pot recipes make using your crockpot even easier.
3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes
What things can you cook in a slow cooker?
Crock Pots are best used for making meats especially meats that can be tough. Using your crock pot means you will have tender, juicy, and delicious meat. With that being said, there’s a variety of things you can make including:
What cannot be cooked in a slow cooker?
You can throw just about anything into your slow cooker, but there are a few things that just don’t work out too well. Things like pasta and delicate vegetables can wilt and disintegrate.
Here are a few things you generally don’t want to throw in at the beginning:
- Delicate vegetables like asparagus, spinach, tomatoes, and peas (some of those will be ok if you throw them in the last 30ish minutes of cooking, but don’t leave them in for hours)
Of course there are always exceptions, but the above ingredients require a bit more care than most “dump & go” slow cooker recipes.
Can you put raw chicken in a slow cooker?
You can absolutely put raw chicken in your slow cooker. However, you do not want to cook it from frozen. Always be sure to defrost it first.
Additionally, some people feel that slow cooking chicken can take away the flavor, so you can sear the chicken before slow cooking it for more flavorful chicken.
Do you mix ingredients in a slow cooker?
The great thing about using the slow cooker is that you don’t have to mix all the ingredients while it’s cooking. In fact, you often don’t really need to mix them before you start cooking either. Instead, you can just throw it all in and set the time.
Which slow cooker should I get?
I’ve been using a Hamilton Beach Set & Forget It slow cooker for a few years and I love that once it’s done cooking for the designated time, it automatically switches itself to warm. Read my full review here.
3 Ingredient Crock Pot Recipes
Now, let’s get to the best recipes with only 3 ingredients!
Grape jelly meatballs are a cocktail party classic!
You don’t even have to boil the noodles before adding them to the slow cooker!
For your sweet tooth – some crockpot peanut clusters!
Made with chicken, a little chicken stock, and delicious spicy ranch dressing, this 3-ingredient chicken is perfect for those who want to spice up their dinner!
Whether it’s Taco Tuesday or just a typical day of the week, this Mexican style chicken can be transformed into any meal you like. Whip it up into burritos, tacos, taco bowls, or even use it on your nachos.
Add a burst of lemon zest to your taste buds with this delicious lemon chicken recipe. This 3-ingredient crock pot chicken is perfect for a busy week night.
This is the perfect Taco Tuesday or Cinco De Mayo recipe! Letting your taco meat cook for hours in the crockpot really allows the Mexican flavors to seep into the meat.
This pork roast is pull-apart tender after 6-8 hours of cooking. Just plop it in on the way out the door and add your favorite BBQ sauce for a delicious pulled pork sandwich in the evening.
Perfect for game night, the coca cola really caramelizes the meatballs making for a deliciously sweet and tangy appetizer. Spice it up with a little sriracha for a spicy twist.
With just boneless chicken breasts, salt and pepper, this chicken is simple and delicious. Use it in a variety of meals including chicken tacos, chicken and noodles, in casseroles, or in any chicken dish.
Easter or Christmas dinner has never been easier with this brown sugar pineapple ham. It comes out sweet and savory every single time!
Everyone loves a good slider. These delicious ranch chicken sliders are perfect for a quick dinner, or an appetizer for a family get together. Top them with pepper jack cheese to make them even more delicious.
Fall off the bone delicious, these chicken wings are perfect as a main course, with pizza, or as an appetizer at your BBQ. Crisp them up in the broiler for a perfectly crisp wing.
Simple, easy and delicious is what you get with these BBQ meatballs. They are perfect for BBQs, dinner entrees, or even spreads. Whip up several batches and freeze them for later.
Your crockpot doesn’t just make delicious meals and meats, but it makes delicious desserts too! Make this delicious apple crisp for dessert and top it with some vanilla ice cream.
Craving Italian beef, but don’t have any roast? This Italian chicken is just as yummy and easy to make. Slow cook it all day and serve it up for dinner.
Don’t take up space in your oven this Thanksgiving making pumpkin pie! You can literally make it in your crockpot. And, it’s just as delicious.
Nothing beats cooking in your crockpot. It’s simple, delicious and packed with flavor! If you liked these 3-ingredient crockpot recipes, please pin this post to Pinterest for others to enjoy!
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