Easy Crock Pot Recipes for the Busy (Lazy) College Student

Last week marked the beginning of something great. The beginning of an exciting, loyal, and everlasting relationship with… my crock pot.

Despite my impending graduation date and my post-spring break sadness, I have managed to find something else to gush over.  Why it took me more than 21 years to discover the crock pot? I cannot say. But it showed up under the Christmas tree this past December, and it took me until late March to finally try it out.  Since all you have to do is throw in the ingredients and leave it to cook the whole day, it is the perfect addition to a house of college girls.  Cheap, minimal kitchen labor, and lots of leftovers. You can’t really beat it.

My roommate, Elise, immediately began searching for recipes that we could try – and within the last week we have successfully executed two chicken recipes that definitely exceeded our expectations.  First up? Feeling reminiscent about her Italian adventures abroad, Elise chose Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore.

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Next? With the success of the cacciatore recipe, we decided to bump it up a notch.  So with our approaching graduation and our freshman year reminiscence of buffalo chicken wraps from the campus dining hall, we decided to recreate (a lighter version) of this famous dish –

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

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We have declared it a new tradition to try out a new crockpot recipe each week for the rest of the semester.  The recipe possibilities are endless, and since I’m in denial about the end of college drawing closer, so are the number of weeks we have left to try each and every one of them. Stay tuned!

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