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

In the Hamilton Beach test kitchen, we pride ourselves on coming up with great ideas to make cooking healthy, delicious meals for your family as effortless as possible. This recipe for basic, all-purpose shredded chicken is one of our favorite examples of easy and adaptable recipes. You can make it on Sunday and use the chicken in meals all week.

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

Basic shredded chicken can be easily made in a slow cooker while you prep other foods for the week, and all it takes is a family pack of chicken breasts, an onion and a little seasoning. In a couple hours, you can remove the cooked chicken from the slow cooker to either slice or shred for use later. Our favorite way to shred warm, cooked chicken breast is in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Just add the chicken to the bowl and turn it on low until the chicken separates into shredded pieces. We work in batches and then divvy it up into labeled storage bags for use all week.

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

The storage bags go into the fridge or freezer, and we pull from them to make Buffalo Chicken Sliders, Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken Enchiladas, Curried Chicken Salad, Chicken Sandwiches, Chicken Fajitas and Chipotle Burrito Bowls. You could also try topping a Caesar salad or making quick and easy tacos with it. The next time you think about weekly meal prep-made-easy, add this quick and delicious recipe to the mix.

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


Basic Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken
YIELDS: 8 servings

Ingredients
1 large onion, sliced
4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 Tablespoon roasted garlic and herbs seasoning blend
Instructions
Place sliced onion in bottom of slow cooker crock.
Sprinkle chicken with seasoning.
Cover and cook on HIGH 2 to 3 hours or LOW 4 to 5 hours.
To shred chicken with a stand mixer, place half of cooked, hot chicken in bowl of mixer. Start on low and beat until chicken is broken up. Increase speed and mix on HIGH until chicken is evenly shredded. Repeat with second half of chicken.
Notes
Use the shredded chicken for salads, enchiladas, casseroles or sandwiches. Can be frozen for future use.
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Chicken and Cornbread Dumplings from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Just like chicken noodle soup and macaroni and cheese, there are dozens of ways to make chicken and dumplings, a classic comfort food in many households. The variation we made today includes a happy Southern twist, using cornbread biscuits instead of the traditional flour biscuit. And to make it even better, we made it in the slow cooker, so you won’t have to watch it on the stove for hours. Instead, let it cook while you’re at work and drop in the dumplings when you get home. In just 30 minutes, you’ll enjoy a tasty family meal at the dinner table.

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Chicken and Cornbread Dumplings
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
3 large carrots, sliced
2 celery ribs, sliced
4 thyme sprigs
1 3/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 cans (10.75 oz. each) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) cans chicken broth
1 package (6 oz.) cornbread mix
1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 Tablespoon minced jalapeño
⅓ cup water
Instructions
Place onion, carrots and celery in slow cooker crock. Top with thyme sprigs.
Rinse chicken and pat dry. Sprinkle salt, pepper and poultry seasoning onto both sides of chicken. Place over vegetables in crock.
Whisk together soups in a large bowl; pour over chicken and vegetables in crock.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 7 hours.
Remove thyme stems. Remove chicken and shred with a fork. Return to crock and cover while preparing dumplings.
Stir together cornbread mix, cheese, jalapeño, and 1/3 cup water in a medium bowl. Drop tablespoons of dough into mixture. Cover and cook on HIGH for 30 to 35 minutes longer or until dumplings are cooked through.
Separate dumplings with a spoon and ladle into bowls. Sprinkle dumplings with additional Cheddar cheese, if desired.
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Easy Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken - easy and healthier Chinese takeout at home from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Excite your family this week by making sweet and sour chicken – a hearty Chinese takeout-inspired dinner packed with vegetables –  in your slow cooker. Cook a few cups of plain white rice in the rice cooker to soak up the tangy pineapple sauce.

Easy Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken - easy and healthier Chinese takeout at home from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Meals like this sweet and sour chicken are great for evenings when your family is busy. Instead of trying to put something together after the kids’ many activities, just put everything in the slow cooker and rice cooker before you leave. You won’t resort to fast food on the way back because a delicious, well-balanced meal is waiting for you at home.

Easy Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken - easy and healthier Chinese takeout at home from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Easy Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken
SERVES: 4

Ingredients
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks in own juice, liquid reserved
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 medium onion, quartered
1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
Instructions
Add reserved pineapple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, cornstarch, garlic and ginger to slow cooker crock. Stir until cornstarch is dissolved.
Stir in chicken, onion and peppers.
Cover and cook for 1 1/2 hours on HIGH or 3 hours on LOW.
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Crunchy Baked Cheddar Cheese Chicken Tenders from @hamiltonbeach

In this easy chicken tender recipe, an otherwise unhealthy kid favorite gets a fit-friendly makeover to please moms and children alike. Instead of deep fried chicken fingers dripping with fatty oil, these healthier baked chicken tenders are coated in cheesy cracker crumbs and baked to create a tender and crunchy bite. Most kids probably won’t know the difference between this trimmed recipe and the deep-fried version, and the recipe is so easy they can actually help you make it. Dinner will be on the table in minutes when everyone wants a quick, kid-friendly dinner option.

Crunchy Baked Cheddar Cheese Chicken Tenders from @hamiltonbeach


Crunchy Baked Cheese Chicken Tenders
SERVES: 3

Ingredients
2/3 cup seasoned Panko breadcrumbs
2/3 cup cheese crackers, crushed
2 teaspoons melted butter
2 large eggs, beaten
Salt and pepper
1 pound chicken tenders
Barbecue sauce
Instructions
Preheat toaster oven to 450°F.
Combine breadcrumbs, cheese cracker crumbs and butter. Stir to coat evenly. Place crumb mixture on a plate.
Mix eggs, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
Dip chicken tenders in eggs and dredge in breadcrumb mixture.
Place on greased pan.
Bake 15 to 18 minutes, turning once. Serve with barbecue sauce for dipping.
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Baked Coconut Shrimp with Curried Chutney Dipping Sauce is a healthier spin on a fried classic! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeachThe Easy Reach™ 4-Slice Toaster Oven can help you in countless ways around the kitchen while saving space and time. The removable Easy Reach™ roll-top door offers better access to food and easy cleaning, while the front-access crumb tray slides out for quick cleanup. Toast, bake or broil, and you’ll be thrilled with the results.

 



Center Stage: Searing Grill Vegetable Salad and BBQ Ranch Dressing with Cook the Story, everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeachChristine Pittman of Cook the Story loves to provide recipes for quick weeknight meals so home cooks can have more precious time with their families. She also loves to create easy appetizers, quick desserts and simple dishes for entertaining, so readers can spend more time having fun and less time doing prep work. She can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

Center Stage: Searing Grill Vegetable Salad and BBQ Ranch Dressing with Cook the Story, everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeach

One of the first things we bought when we moved into our small basement apartment in Toronto was a counter top electric grill. We didn’t have much outdoor space for grilling and we knew we didn’t want to give up grilling quick dinners. A year later we bought a small house with a yard and I assumed our counter top grill would go to the basement to collect dust. I was wrong. We tried to shovel our back patio whenever it snowed, but after a couple of storms we gave up and our grill was buried. So I dusted off that counter top grill and we were cooking again in no time.

Recently, Hamilton Beach sent me the Searing Grill to test out. It brought back good memories of the first years living with my husband. We quickly discovered this new grill is far better than the one we had back in Toronto, and it’s dishwasher-friendly, which makes cleanup simple. It can get up to a really high temperature which is perfect for burgers, steaks and chicken. It’s that intense heat that gets you great grill marks on the veggies and cheese in the salad I’m sharing with you today.

Center Stage: Searing Grill Vegetable Salad and BBQ Ranch Dressing with Cook the Story, everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeach

The thing I like best about this grill is the non-stick cooking surface. It’s perfect for grilling cheese.

Do you know about grilling cheese? There are certain varieties of cheese that get soft but not messy, drippy or gooey when heated. The two I use most often are halloumi, a Greek variety, and queso para freir, a Mexican frying cheese. It’s always a bit risky to put these cheeses on your regular outdoor grill as I’ve had them stick and leave a coating behind on the grates. But they don’t stick at all to the Searing Grill grate. They cook perfectly with beautiful grill marks on the outside and a soft, oozing texture on the inside.

For this salad, I grilled summer vegetables and let them come to room temperature on the counter while I grilled the Mexican frying cheese. To serve, just pile the veggies onto some greens and add the dressing and fried cheese. To make the dressing, mix bottled ranch dressing with bottled barbecue sauce. The barbecue sauce adds an extra summery touch to the salad.

This salad is so good. I wish it hadn’t taken me so long to come up with it. I know we would have been eating it weekly from our Toronto days until now. Oh well, I guess we’ll just have to start today!

Center Stage: Searing Grill Vegetable Salad and BBQ Ranch Dressing with Cook the Story, everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeach

To enter to win a Hamilton Beach Searing Grill of your own, visit my blog, Cook the Story today. Here’s my Salad with Grilled Vegetables and BBQ Ranch Dressing recipe for you print and use all summer long.


Salad with Grilled Vegetables and BBQ Ranch Dressing
SERVES: 4

This salad has grilled vegetables, Mexican frying cheese and a BBQ ranch dressing. It's perfect as a side dish or appetizer in the summer! Note that you can substitute Italian dressing for the ranch for an equally delicious twist.
Ingredients
3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
12 asparagus spears, trimmed
6 large cherry tomatoes
1 small summer squash sliced in ¼ in. rounds
2 portobello mushrooms, stem removed
8-½ inch slices of queso para freir (Mexican Frying Cheese)
6 Tbsp. ranch dressing
2 Tbsp. barbecue sauce
8 cups of salad greens
Instructions
Preheat Hamilton Beach Searing Grill to SEAR temperature. Mix red wine, olive oil, dijon, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Add the asparagus, tomatoes, squash and mushrooms, and stir with tongs to coat evenly. Transfer the vegetables to the preheated grill. It’s okay if things overlap a bit. Add the queso slices to the remaining vinaigrette and turn to coat, then set aside.
Grill the vegetables until there are grill marks on the underside, about 3-5 minutes. Flip, and cook until more grill marks appear, another 3-5 minutes.
Mix the ranch dressing and barbecue sauce together in a small jar or bowl.
Remove squash, tomatoes and asparagus from the grill and set aside on a plate. Flip the mushrooms again and let them continue to cook.
Put cheese on grill just until it has grill marks on the underside, about 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook until grill marks appear, 1-2 minutes more. Transfer to a cutting board and cut each slice into 5-6 pieces. Remove mushrooms from grill and cut them into ½ inch slices. Cut tomatoes in half.
Put 2 cups of salad greens on each plate. Drizzle each with 2 tablespoons of the BBQ ranch dressing and top with ¼ of the veggies and grilled cheese.
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 The high temperature of the Searing Grill makes it possible to get outdoor flavor indoors. Plus, the hood, grill plate and tray are removable and dishwasher-safe, making cleanup a breeze.