When it comes to catering to those with dietary restrictions, the crock pot can be your go-to method of creating delicious yet simple nutritious dinners for the family. Here are dairy free crockpot recipes designed specifically to give you easy healthy dinner solutions in no time at all.
These slow cooker meals feature delicious ingredients like chicken, beef, vegetarian, and turkey options – plus all are gluten and dairy free!
Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Roast
Dad What’s 4 Dinner has an easy slow cooker recipe for creating a whole chicken that makes cooking one seem manageable: rub with an aromatic spice blend before placing among chopped root vegetables for support in order to prevent dry out of meat. Chicken juices then run off into them, further improving flavor while creating the best gravy ever for serving!
Delish’s Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie recipe offers a healthy take on classic chicken pot pie, using boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of pastry and seasoning it with paprika, salt and pepper for maximum flavor. Plus this dish uses powdered chicken broth which easily whisks into boiling water to provide all of its benefits minus spending 8 hours in the kitchen! Combine this delicious meal with side of roasted vegetables for an elegant and filling dinner that is dairy and gluten free!
Slow Cooker Gumbo
Gumbo is an energizing stew made up of meat and vegetables. Our version uses an easy roux recipe with chicken and spicy sausage for a fast family dinner option.
Key to this dish is the roux, which thickens and adds rich flavors. While this requires time in the slow cooker, this process is easily managed with this device.
Once your roux is finished, all that remains to do is add in your remaining ingredients and cook. This dish can even be set to cook over several hours on low for added convenience when time is short or when preparing a hearty lunch during busy work days.
Okra is optional when making gumbo, but adding it adds texture and is an excellent source of dietary fiber. Serve this delicious dairy free dish alongside rice for a satisfying and hearty crockpot dinner recipe or as part of a potluck or party spread!
Bourbon Chicken is an irresistibly sweet and savory recipe that is easy to prepare in the slow cooker, perfect for weeknight dinners in less than 30 minutes. Tender, juicy chicken is covered in an irresistibly sticky sauce made of soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, bourbon and ginger for an irresistibly rich and sticky experience!
Bourbon is entirely optional in your sauce recipe; however, its addition lends it a delicious flavor and depth of color. Alternatively, try swapping out soy sauce with tamari or liquid aminos as a non-alcoholic alternative; to thicken further use a flour slurry containing one to two teaspoons of cornstarch dissolved in some water to thicken further by dissolving into your glaze glaze glaze glaze glaze glaze
Serve Bourbon Chicken over white, brown, jasmine or quinoa rice or with simple steamed vegetables (broccoli, bok choy or green beans) with toasted sesame seeds and thinly-sliced scallions as garnishes for this delicious dish.
Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken
Tuscan Chicken is an easy weeknight dinner that packs bold flavors and nutritious ingredients into every bite. Tender chicken breasts are slowly cooked with sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and creamy Parmesan sauce for maximum flavor!
This recipe makes a tasty dairy free lunch option for vegans or anyone following a low-carb diet. Simply substitute dairy free Parmesan cheese with vegan alternatives, omitting butter. For added keto friendliness, substitute heavy cream for coconut milk-based alternatives to make this keto friendly recipe.
Start by seasoning the chicken with garlic, oregano, paprika, and pepper before placing it into your crockpot along with broth, butter, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. Let it cook on low for 4-6 hours before adding spinach, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and sun-dried tomato chips as toppings. It works especially well when served over gluten free noodles such as penne, linguine, Banza spaghetti noodles or zucchini noodles for gluten free options – or make extra and freeze before saving for later! For low carb options try serving it over cauliflower rice!