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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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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.

 



Easy Weekday Breakfast

It’s seven o’clock on Monday morning. The buses are picking up kids for school and the cars are leaving the driveways. The remaining families are rushing around trying to find homework sheets, briefcases, favorite pairs of shoes, travel coffee mugs, or lunch bags. At your house, there might be yelling. There might be an alarm going off that is supposed to remind you to leave on time. There might be a dog following at your heels until the second you close the door and head to work. On a hectic morning like this, you are lucky if there is food on the table. Wait, you didn’t forget about breakfast, right?

Breakfast: the most important meal of the day, according to mom’s everywhere. The thing is, a lot of moms (and most people without children) have a hard time getting a decent breakfast before they have to run out the door to start their day. This is why we at Everyday Good Thinking decided to lend you a hand by figuring out a quick breakfast menu that should please your whole family. 

English muffin sandwiches with egg, ham, and cheese are a hearty start to the morning and the best part is that you can always customize them to your preference. If you are trying to eat healthily or you just prefer the fresh taste of a crisp vegetable, you can add some spinach or a slice of tomato. If you want extra cheese, you can do that, too. You can also sub out ingredients to meet various dietary needs, like using egg whites or a low-sodium meat substitute. Plus, it saves you from stopping at the coffee shop or drive-through, which you know just costs more money. Here is one of our favorite classic breakfast sandwiches that we make on our way out the door, and we think you’ll love it, too.


Egg, Ham, and Cheese Muffin
YIELDS: 1 serving

Ingredients
1 English muffin, split
1 slice American cheese
1 slice Canadian bacon
1 large egg, lightly scrambled
Instructions
Preheat Breakfast Sandwich Maker until green READY light comes on. Lift cover, top ring and cooking plate.
Place bottom half of English muffin, split-side up in bottom ring of Breakfast Sandwich Maker. Top with cheese and Canadian bacon.
Lower cooking plate and top ring. Add egg to cooking plate.
Top with remaining muffin half, split-side down.
Close cover. Cook 4 to 5 minutes.
Slide out cooking plate by rotating handle clockwise. Lift cover and rings; carefully remove sandwich with plastic spatula.
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By The Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen