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Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn ChowderEven if you don’t live in Maine or New Hampshire, you can still enjoy a big bowl of hearty chowder to keep you warm this weekend. This chicken and corn chowder recipe comes together in the slow cooker as a quick and easy option when you’re craving soup or stew but don’t want to do much legwork. Instead, enjoy your free time while your house fills with aromas of warm bacon and hearty vegetables. Then, gather the family around the table and enjoy this traditional New England chowder with some crusty bread for dipping.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder


Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
10 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
2 celery ribs, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 leek, cleaned and sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cans (14.5 ounce each) chicken broth
4 small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 bag (16 ounces) frozen corn kernels
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
1 cup half and half
1/4 cup cornstarch
Instructions
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain and chop bacon. Set aside.
Drain bacon grease, leaving 2 Tablespoons. Add carrots and celery, cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add onion, leeks and garlic to carrots and celery, cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add chicken broth, potatoes, corn, chicken, thyme, salt, pepper and half of the bacon. Stir until well blended. Place in slow cooker cookware.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 4 to 4 1/2 hours or LOW for 7 to 7 1/2 hours.
During last 30 minutes, stir half and half and cornstarch until dissolved.
Pour half and half mixture into chicken mixture, stirring until mixture thickens.
Notes
If you have a slow cooker with stove-top safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After browning or sautéing, place cookware in base, cover and cook as directed in recipe.
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For the cook who is busy all day but wants a home-cooked dinner at night, a slow cooker is the answer. And with the Set & Forget® Programmable Slow Cooker, technology takes a big leap forward from the outdated slow cookers found in yesterday’s kitchens.

 



Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Okay, okay, we know. Pot roast is technically a beef recipe, but we couldn’t help it. We love how succulent and tender beef becomes when it’s cooked for hours in a slow cooker, so we just had to try it with chicken. It works beautifully, and in the end, you get a perfectly cooked, juicy chicken and delicious roasted veggies.

For this recipe, we recommend using a slow cooker with temperature probe, such as the Set & Forget® 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker, so you’ll be sure not to overcook the chicken.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Roast
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
1 medium onion, sliced
1 (5 1/2 to 6 pound) whole chicken
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
4 medium carrots, sliced 1 1/2-inch thick
4 small red potatoes, cut in eighths
3 celery ribs, sliced 1 1/2-inch thick
fresh herbs, optional
Instructions
Place half of sliced onions on bottom of slow cooker crock.
Rinse chicken and pat dry. Sprinkle all sides with seasoned salt and pepper. Place chicken on top of sliced onions in crock.
Arrange remaining onion, carrots, potatoes and celery around chicken.
Cover slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
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Chicken is one of our favorite dinner options, whether we are roasting, frying, grilling or oven baking it. We have developed dozens of chicken recipes in our test kitchen over the years, from various Buffalo chicken recipes to simple shredded chicken to tandoori chicken thighs prepared on the grill. Chicken is economical, readily available, always in season and kids love it. So, if you’re looking to spice things up with a new chicken dish or two, check out our list of 10 favorites from our kitchen to yours.

1. Buffalo Chicken Wings

Buffalo Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

2. Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

3. Roast Chicken with Honey Mustard Glaze

Roast Chicken with Honey Mustard Glaze from @hamiltonbeach

4. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

5. Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Slow Cooker Jambalaya from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

6. Tandoori Chicken Thighs

Grilled Tandoori Style Chicken Thighs recipe from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach everydaygoodthinking.com

7. Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken

Slow Cooker Whole Roast Chicken from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

8. Slow Cooker Basic Shredded Chicken

Basic Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

9. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw

Perfect World Cup party food! Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Coleslaw - Yum! everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeach

10. Crunchy Baked Chicken Tenders

Crunchy Baked Cheddar Cheese Chicken Tenders from @hamiltonbeach

 

Click here for more of our simple and delicious chicken ideas.

 



Buffalo Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York is renowned as the birthplace of the Buffalo wing. In the mid-1960s, legend has it, bar owner Teressa Bellissimo first served them to her son and his friends after hours as the creative result of a mistaken food shipment. Who would’ve guessed Buffalo wings would eventually become the quintessential bar food and a staple in homes around the nation? As the recipes surely evolved, so did our curiosities. What makes a Buffalo wing a true Buffalo wing, and when is it just a chicken wing in a different brand of hot sauce?

The basic recipe for Buffalo wings (or just “wings,” as the locals call them) comes down to a few must-haves: cayenne pepper hot sauce, butter and deep fried chicken wings. Various colleagues from the Buffalo region boast about the tweaks they’ve made to the classic that set their wings apart from the rest. Some add more or less butter to control the heat, others use grass-fed butter to maximize creaminess, and some add cayenne pepper or garlic powder to boost the flavor quotient.

Buffalo Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The Western New York natives in the office decided to have a chicken wing cook off to prove once and for all who has the best Buffalo wing recipe. Here’s what we found: there are alterations you can make here or there, but as long as the basis of your recipe is the same, it’ll be delicious. (Though if you ask Matt, he’ll still adamantly argue just a pinch of garlic powder is key. I think it’s tasty either way.)

In the end, we settled on this recipe as our favorite because it was easy, accessible and crowd-pleasing. We encourage you to play with the flavors because, in the end, you may agree with Matt after all. Let us know in the comments how you like to prepare your Buffalo chicken wings.

Do you use Frank’s Red Hot? Do you add any crazy ingredients or spices? We’d love to hear about it!

Buffalo Chicken Wings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Buffalo Chicken Wings
SERVES: 4

This recipe uses a deep fryer and assumes you have a enough high-smoke point oil to fill it.
Ingredients
24 chicken wings
1/4 cup butter
1 cup hot pepper sauce (see Notes)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
Heat oil in deep fryer to 375°F.
Place 1 layer of wings into the fryer basket and carefully lower basket into the preheated oil. Deep fry chicken wings in oil until done, about 10 minutes. Remove from fryer, drain on paper towels.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add hot sauce and garlic powder. Stir until blended.
Add fried chicken wings to sauce and stir over low heat to coat. The longer the wings simmer in the sauce, the spicier they will be. Remove from sauce and serve while warm.
Notes
The classic Buffalo Chicken Wings recipe calls for Franks® Red Hot® Cayenne Pepper Sauce which is the brand we used when testing this recipe.
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Hamilton Beach® Deep Fryers are generously sized for greater versatility — some even accommodating a whole chicken. What’s more, you can fry crispy, mouth-watering foods without the mess you’ve come to expect.



Feeling a little tired? Achy? Sneezy? Run down? Influenza season has reached epidemic levels in the United States, and many of us (or our kids) are resigned to the couch with a favorite blankie, box of tissues and cough drops. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

What you really need is a bowl of homemade chicken soup like mom used to make. This is our favorite slow cooker recipe to warm your belly as you fight the flu, common cold or winter blues. Just put all the ingredients in the crock and let it cook all day. And if you’re really feeling ill, maybe you can convince your husband, wife or neighbor to do the prep work for you. Then all you need to do is re-energize yourself with every sickness-fighting spoonful. Get well soon!


Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
8 cups low sodium chicken broth
4 large carrots, diced
3 ribs celery, sliced
1 large onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
Salt
Pepper
3 1/2 to 4 pound whole chicken
1 package (12 oz.) wide egg noodles
Instructions
Combine chicken broth, carrots, celery, onion, thyme, turmeric, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker crock.
Place whole chicken on top of vegetables in crock. Cover and cook for 5 to 6 hours on HIGH or 7 hours on LOW. The best guide to chicken doneness is a meat thermometer. It should insert meat thregister 165°F in the breast or 175°F to 180°F in the thigh. To measure temperature, insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken breast or thickest part of the inner thigh, avoiding bone.
Remove chicken and place on a cutting board to cool.
Add egg noodles to slow cooker. Cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
Remove skin and bones from chicken; shred meat. Add shredded chicken to mixture in slow cooker. Add more salt and pepper, if desired.
Serve immediately
Notes
Freeze soup in serving-size portions and reheat whenever the flu strikes again
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