Slowcooker Thanksgiving Dinner: Its not just for Thanksgiving anymore!

I subscribe to the school that asks the question, why? Why do we only indulge in one of the best meals available once per year. It makes no sense friends. None at all.

Well I am here to tell you we don’t have to stand for this any longer! Stuffing, cranberries, poultry….we can have them any night of the week! And thanks to this recipe, you can have them in your crockpot with pretty much no fuss at all!

I found the base of this recipe on Allrecipes.com, which I love. The reviews weren’t great, but I saw potential in this recipe….and I was really craving stuffing. So, to work I went!

I will remind you that I have an amazing, crockpot thanks to West Bend, which I am sure played a part in this recipe coming out perfectly. I will also warn you to NOT over cook this meal, it will stick to your crockpot and possibly destroy it. However, if you cook this recipe on low for 4 hours only, what you will get is a delicious, comforting, fabulous dinner! Something in this recipe causes the chicken to be extra flavorful and moist, and honestly, addicting!

What is your favorite holiday recipe to pull out any time of the year?

Slowcooker Thanksgiving Dinner

Ingredients

  • 2 split, bone-in chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp Goya Adobo or poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 10 oz cubed stuffing (I used Pepperidge Farm Country Style stuffing – note: NOT the whole bag)
  • 14 oz of whole cranberry sauce (canned or fresh)
  • 14 oz Cream of Chicken soup (I used the 98% fat free)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced vidalia onions
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  • Place the chicken breast, skin side up, in the bottom of your slowcooker
  • Sprinkle the chicken with poultry seasoning and thyme
  • In a large bowl, combine stuffing, soup, cranberry sauce, onions and celery
  • Mix together well
  • Pour stuffing mixture over the chicken, making sure it is evenly covered
  • Pour water over the top
  • Cover and cook in your slowcooker, on low for 4 hours
  • You may turn the cooker to warm after that to keep it warm
  • Enjoy!


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8 thoughts on “Slowcooker Thanksgiving Dinner: Its not just for Thanksgiving anymore!

  1. Ooh. I don’t think we’d ever try this for Thanksgiving (we’re too attached to the roasting of the bird), but I could see trying it some other time.

    That said, the two crockpot recipes we first started using for Thanksgiving are both staples in our house now. I make a basic garlicky mashed potatoes (http://yendi.livejournal.com/1661055.html). It’s easy enough to do on the stovetop, but not having to worry about it while dealing with other oven/stove items is very nice.

    And Stephanie O’Dea’s awesome gluten-free cornbread stuffing (http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/11/gluten-free-or-other-allergen-free.html) is a must, both because it’s delicious and because my wife has celiac disease.

    (Aside: We’re moving in a few weeks, and the new house has two ovens! I’m unbelievable excited for how much easier this will make Thanksgiving).

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  3. I just tried this and something went terribly wrong. Followed the recipe completely and it turned into soup! SO much liquid, like 2 cups leftover. Has anyone else encountered this?

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