thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,287 Championing
Hello every one. Bought a slow cooker. Thought share some of my recipes.

So simple to use and easy to cope with. Plus not much washing up.

I love cooking but this is amazing.  Little time preparation and I have a meal by evening.

I bought a small one does a meal for single people or couples.

Understand get family sized ones. .

So please bear in mind these recipes adapt for your own use.


You will need:

Chicken Thighs per person use two.
Carton of Passata 500g.
Dried herbs use Italian mix one teaspoon.
Vegetables Onions, Carrots, Celery . I used One Onion, One Carrot and One stick Celery diced up.  Roughly use food processor if you wish to.
To this added Potatoes two or three small ones. Diced up.
Tomato Puree a good squirt.  Garlic Powder a teaspoon, touch of sugar or use a squirt of Tomato Ketchup.
Salt, Pepper to taste.
Touch of water or if you wish to a tub of chicken stock or use a stock cube.


Dice up vegetables. Add to ceramic pot of slow cooker.  Use a freezer bag to season Chicken remove skin first.

Add from freezer bag to ceramic pot along with herbs, seasonings.  Tomato puree, Tomato Ketchup cover with Passata and stock if using might not need it all. Or a touch of water.

On low for six to eight hours or high three to four.

Adjust timings depends on your slow cooker.


Using Chicken Drumsticks or  Thighs .  

You will need the following any Moroccan spice blend use one teaspoon or adjust to your taste.

Or use a mix of the following Cumin, Ground Coriander, Cinnamon, Paprika, Ground Ginger, Turmeric. One quarter teaspoon of each.

Herbs chopped Coriander.

Carton Passata 500g.

Vegetables any roots half a Carrot, one quarter of a Swede, Sweet Potato and a Potato. Diced up and sliced.  One Onion diced. Roughly.

Small tin of Chickpeas drained. Couscous to make up. Use a tables poon to a bowl cover with water and cover with a plate leave.

Salt, Pepper to taste.

Touch water.


Add vegetables to slow cooker.  Add Chicken to a freezer bag. Remove skin and season.

Add to slow cooker from freezer bag  cover with Spices and Passata.  Touch of water.

On Low for six to eight hours High three or four.

Adjust timings, according to your own slow cooker.

Add last half hour add Coriander and Chickpeas drained.  Cover again and allow to continue to cook.  Serve with Couscous.

Hope every one enjoys.



  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,305 Online Community Programme Lead
    These sound great @spiceman, and simple enough for me to try! Thank you for sharing. :)
  • Seanchai
    Seanchai Community member Posts: 396 Pioneering
    I have used the slow cooker for years now spiceman ...infact , i have a small slow cooker for myself and my wife and a large one if the family come around for dinner . ? 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,528 Championing
    These look amazing @thespiceman! Thank you for sharing! :)
  • Ails
    Ails Community member Posts: 2,240 Championing
    More wonderful recipes, @thespiceman.  So pleased you are enjoying your slow cooker.  Thank you for these.  They sound yummy and will have a go!  :smiley:
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,287 Championing
    Hello every one thanks very much for support.

    I enjoy doing this.  I do like cooking as you all know but this does save me standing for long periods.

    Do get a lot of pain.

    No need to be on the hob worrying about if this going to be cooked.

    I am safe and clean this does help.

    I do and have done forgotten had a pot on .

    Senior moments.  Doe happen unfortunately, even to me.

    Easy straight in to a slow cooker this morning.  Evening meal for tonight.

    I will be putting some more on.

    Thanks very much.

    Take care.