Slow Cooker meals have been my saving grace lately. It’s just so easy to put them together, start them up and go about my day as usual. I always feel so much more accomplished about my day when I know that dinner will be ready when we’re ready to eat it! Not every night is a slower cooker night but I have seriously debated making every night a slow cooker night. Even now I’m sitting here typing up this post and wondering about what I’m going to do for dinner tonight. What time do I need to start to make sure it’s ready at a decent time?
Even “quick” meals take a long time around here. How can they not with three little ones under foot? Whenever a slow cooker meal is going I have so much more time to spend with my kids which is so important especially for Mason who is in school all day. Mason, man that boy is a picky eater but one thing he does love is any meal that has a sauce which most slow cooker meals do. You can see why slow cooker meals are pretty much always a win in my house. Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken has quickly become one of our staples.
My favorite slow cooker meals are those that require little to no prep and meals that don’t require me to make anything. That’s the perk of slow cooker meals right? Not having to “make” anything. Sure it’s no big deal to make some pasta or rice to go along with whatever you made but the easier the better. Slow cooker ranch chicken has carrots and potatoes as the sides so you’re able to just throw everything into the slow cooker at once. Alternatively you can make mashed potatoes and use the sauce as a gravy of sorts for your mashed potatoes.
This meal is so simple and takes less than 20 minutes to throw together. I used baby carrots which made my prep even easier.
This meal was a huge hit with the kids which is always a win for me.
- In a small bowl whisk together 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 2 1oz packets of dry ranch dressing.
- Dice 6 medium red potatoes and 4 large carrots, place on the bottom of your slow cooker.
- Arrange your chicken on top of your vegetables.
- Pour the ranch whipping cream mixture over the chicken and vegetables.
- Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours.