Cooking poultry can be boring. And when you've reached your limit on baked chicken breasts and breaded thighs, where's a jaded chicken chef to turn? To ye old faithful slow cooker — or Crockpot. Whatever you call it, these brilliant meal-making devices were born to boost lackluster chicken dishes to legendary levels of stewed stardom. This may sound a bit extreme, but hear us out.
Don't fall prey to repeating those dry and dull recipes that you've been whipping up just because they're "fast" and "easy" — let your slow cookers do the work for you. Check out the 10 recipes aheads that span way beyond a sheet pan and your oven. Head onwards and upwards to pastas, soups, stews, and more.