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Last Updated on November 28, 2020
These 20 easy paleo crockpot recipes will make dinner time simple! Make a tasty chicken or beef recipe in your slow cooker that your family will love and works with your clean eating plan.
The weather has turned back to the drizzly gray rain that is synonymous with Portland and I have turned on my crock pot again.
It amazes me how many people don’t use this amazing cooking device. Seriously y’all, nothing breaks down the proteins of meat and makes it more digestible than slow cooking it in a crock pot. Not to mention that you can make a healthy nutritious meal with literally no work.
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Now most people think that you should just dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker and it will turn out perfectly. That’s mostly true.
However I want to set you up for success so here are some great cooking tips.
Crock Pot Cooking Techniques
Before you start cooking, there are a few techniques you should know about that will improve the results of your crock pot meals. Even though each recipe you try may not reflect these procedures, you may want to consider giving them a try in order to improve the results of your finished meal.
Brown The Meat And Poultry
When most folks think about crock pot cooking, they think that it’s all about throwing everything in the pot in the morning and coming home to dinner at night. Well, you can do that if you wish, but with a little extra preparation you will see better results in your finished crock pot meal. Browning meat and poultry will enhance the color and flavor. The process of the slow cooker naturally will dilute the juices produced by cooking the meat, as steam is rising and gathering on the lid and dripping back into the food. This is the way the crock pot cooks, so the meat flavor will hold up better if it has some richness to begin with. The rich, dark flavors you get when you brown meat and poultry will come through much better in the finished dish.
Leave Skin On Poultry While Cooking
Many recipes call for boneless, skinless chicken breasts. However, chicken breasts can dry out pretty quickly cooked for an extended period of time. Leaving the skins on, then removing after cooking is completed, will help reserve the moistness that would be lost otherwise. Another option is to use chicken thighs or drumsticks instead of chicken breasts if you can. The thighs and legs tend to be moister and stand up better to crock pot cooking. You can still take the skin off after the cooking is completed if you like.
Yes, you can just cut the vegetables and throw them in the crock pot. Your meal will be just fine. However, vegetables, especially root vegetables, cook slower than meat does in a crock pot, so to get the timing right, it helps to give your vegetables a head start. In addition, if you sauté your vegetables before adding them to the crock pot, you get a chance to caramelize them a little, start breaking down those sugars that make the flavor of the vegetables sing out. You can also add spices and herbs to your sauté pan, enhancing the aroma and impact that the spices have on the finished dish.
Cut And Cook Vegetables According To Density
Very solid vegetables such as parsnips, rutabaga, and carrots should be cut small and put in the bottom of the crock pot, or around the sides. Use small to medium size potatoes, scrub them and leave the skins on to preserve their shape. Put them in the bottom of the crock pot, also. Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and whole kernel corn will take less time, and, of course, peas should be added only at the last few minutes to maintain their fresh green color. The same would apply to leafy greens like spinach and kale. Greens will tend to lose their texture and color if allowed to cook too long in the crock pot.
I hope that helps you in the kitchen and without further ado here are some delicious, easy crockpot recipes to try!
20 Easy Paleo Crockpot Recipes
These 20 easy paleo crockpot recipes will make dinner time simple! Make a tasty chicken or beef recipe in your slow cooker that works with your clean eating plan and your family will love!l
Slow Cooker Chili Verde
Whole30 and Low Carb, this Crockpot Chili Verde is an authentic Mexican recipe.
Slow Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole (Whole30, Keto)
This authentic mexican mole recipe is so easy to make. Just throw the ingredients in your slow cooker and you are done!
Slow Cooker Kalua Pork
This Keto Slow Cooker Kalua is so simple and made with less than 5 ingredients!
Slow Cooker Taco Meat from Real Food Slow Cooker Recipes
Chili, cumin and ground beef turn into the most delicious taco meat you that your family will love!
Slow Cooker Creamy Southwest Chicken (Paleo, Whole30)
The rich creamy slow cooker chicken recipe is packed with lime flavor!
Paleo & Whole30 Slow Cooker Butter Chicken - So good you'll be licking your bowl!
Whip up this butter chicken in your crockpot and you'll never how easy (and delicious) it is.
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas (Gluten Free, Paleo, and Whole30)
Make the most delicious and savory chicken fajitas in your slow cooker!
Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken
Roasted chicken is made simple in your slow cooker. The best part is you can use the leftover chicken in variety of recipes.
Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken
No one will believe this delightful dish is dairy-free and whole30!
Slow-Cooker Italian Chicken Stew
Made with tomatoes, mushroom and kalamata olives, this italian chicken stew is brimming with delicious flavors.
Slow Cooker paleo chicken tikka masala
This dairy-free paleo chicken tikka masala is perfectly spiced and easy to make!
Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast with Vegetables (Paleo + Whole30)
This Melt in your mouth slow cooker beef pot roast is a family favorite.
Paleo Asian Beef and Rice Meal Prep
The savory shredded beef is cooked in a slow cooker and then served with veggies, paleo cauliflower rice and a really delicious asian style sauce.
Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli: Whole30, Paleo, Keto, GF
It’s a perfect low carb meal that you can easily add extra veggies to!
Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo (Gluten-Free, Paleo, Allergy-Free)
This slow cooker Chicken Adobo is a Filipino dish that’s actually super simple
Slow Cooker Whole30 Paleo Korean Beef Stew
This slow cooker korean beef stew is the ultimate comfort food.
Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs
This tasty short ribs recipe is the ultimate easy dinner - just dump the ingredients in your slow cooker and push start.
Whole30 Slow Cooker Pineapple Turkey & Veggies
Asian-inspired slow cooker pineapple turkey that is so easy!
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili!
Slow cooker turkey chili is comfort food that’s hearty and delicious!
Paleo Crockpot Turkey Bolognese Sauce - TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre
This easy Bolognese is packed with authentic spices.
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I use the crock pot a lot in the summertime. Thanks for the recipes!
Perfect! I’m looking into buying a slow cooker. Any suggestions?
I have this Hamilton Bay Slow Cooker – http://amzn.to/13ElCEj. I prefer a larger slow cooker so that I can cook a chicken in it or just a ton of broth.
Pinned these since we won’t be using the crockpot as much until next winter. Can’t wait though!
Thanks for featuring my bacon & chicken recipe Kelly 🙂 It’s a great list!
You are so welcome Louise 🙂
OH I’ve gotta try some of these!
I love using my crockpot. I need to use it more often though.
Great list of recipes!
MMM I am so adding the Crock Pot Carnitas to my list to cook
Thanks! I need to try some!
Thanks I really need to use my crockpot more often.
I will definitely be trying some of these out, especially the corned beef and cabbage. Thanks for including some of mine. 🙂
You’re welcome Kathleen 🙂
I love crock pot recipes
PINNED! I just purchased Whole 30 … I don’t know that we will definitely be Paleo at the end of it but I know that we want to get rid of sugar and “detox” for awhile from bread and the like.
Good luck Rachel!
Wow, what a great list of recipes.
Thanks for the tasty recipes!
Roasted chicken with lemon parsley butter? Yes, please! Looks and sounds yummy!
Bookmarked and Pinned! I love my crockpot!
I love using my Slow Cooker – I’m definitely going to try the Chicken and Bacon recipe one day.
I wish I would get mine out more often…
This just proves paleo doesn’t have to be too hard. Thanks!
I love my slow cooker… it is one of the best kitchen inventions, ever! 🙂 Thanks for these great recipes!
love tasty crock pot recipes that don’t have me cooking all day
Ooh, awesome! I’ve been trying to use my crock pot more.
I clicked on the Lime Beef stew and it took me to a porn website. Just thought you would like to know.
HOLY MOLY! Wow, she must have let her domain go. Updated the link! Thank you so much!