Squeeze these bright recipes in the schedule this week.
A squeeze of lemon juice or sprinkle of lemon zest can add immediate freshness to any meal, and bright lemon is an ideal flavor to welcome spring and summer. Even though you might think of your slow cooker as a fall and winter staple, don’t underestimate its potential for fresh summer slow-cooker recipes. Citrus flavors brighten up these slow-cooker dinner recipes, and there are even a few slow-cooker dessert recipes made with lemon. From slow-cooker chicken recipes with lemon to short ribs and collard greens, lemon adds a pop of acidity to achieve a beautiful balance of flavor. It might not be your first instinct, but these recipes will convince you to get out your slow cooker the next time life gives you lemons.
Artichoke and Crab Meat Dip
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Chicken
This slow-cooker chicken is stuffed with lemon, garlic, and onion, and rubbed with a spice mixture that carries a kick. Eat it on its own or use it in our Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Leeks and Mushrooms, Spicy Red Curry with Chicken, or Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches for lunches and dinners throughout the week.
Slow-Cooker Ginger, Sweet Tea, and Whiskey Short Ribs
This bright sauce makes a heavier main dish light enough for summer.
Salmon Bagel Sandwiches
Turkey with Shallot-Mustard Sauce and Roasted Potatoes
Give weeknight chicken recipes a rest and try turkey with fingerling potatoes. Use the same turkey at lunch the next day in our Wedge Salad with Turkey and Blue Cheese-Buttermilk Dressing or mix up your casserole rotation with our Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole.
Lemon Chicken Vegetable Soup
Shrimp, Sausage, and Black Bean Pasta
Slow-Cooker Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
Fresh lemon juice and sliced lemon garnishes add a springy pop to this company-worthy dinner recipe.
Garlicky Collard Greens with Confetti Chowchow
Chicken with Mushrooms and Wine
Recipe: Chicken with Mushrooms and Wine
This beautiful chicken dinner is full of rich flavor that gets lightened up by white wine and fresh lemon juice.
Tangy Slow-Cooker Pork Shoulder
Recipe: Chicken Piccata
Yep, we figured out how to make classic chicken piccata in the slow cooker. You are very welcome.
Apple and Pear Crisp
Recipe: Apple and Pear Crisp
The only thing missing from this easy dessert recipe is a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Lemon Bar Cake
Recipe: Lemon Bar Cake
Company coming? Let your slow cooker take care of dessert while you focus on the main dish.
Recipe: Berry Cobbler
Four types of berries go into this cobbler that’s begging to be served for Memorial Day or the Fourth of July.