Slow Cooking in the Summertime

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, you might be thinking of lighter fare and considering tucking your slow cooker away for the season. However, the slow cooker still has its place in your kitchen in the summertime. It can provide hearty meals on rainy days, as well as quick suppers during busy weeks. Here are our top picks for slow cooker recipes during the coming months.

Wine and Tomato Braised Chicken

This slow cooker meal requires a bit more preparation than others in our list, but the hearty flavour is well worth it. The light sauce is perfect for a summer meal as well as chilly spring days.

Sticky Chicken Wings

Throw this chicken wings in the slow cooker in the morning, and when you come home all you have to do is roast some potatoes mix together a salad, and you’ve got yourself a summertime picnic!

Market-Fresh Pot Roast

This roast recipe is lighter than most, and it makes great leftovers. Perfect for rainy summer days.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

We promise that this Chinese dish is just as good as takeout! Throw together some gluten-free chicken fried rice for a quick side dish.

Orange Chicken

For a different Asian-inspired meal, try this delicious orange chicken recipe. Just substitute gluten-free flour for the plain flour called for in the recipe.


Here’s another rainy-day option. Serve with gluten-free dinner rolls (like Udi’s whole grain seeded rolls) and you’re all set!

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This recipe is a total cheat, using a Clubhouse spice mix, but we haven’t yet found a restaurant dish that tops these pulled pork sandwiches. We’ve found that Udi’s French bread baguette or hamburger buns work the best with this recipe.


What a treat to have ribs during the middle of the week! The night before, I follow the preparation and roasting steps from Put Pork on Your Fork. Then, the next morning, I put the ribs in the slow cooker with onions and a homemade barbeque sauce (like this one). When it’s suppertime, I prepare a salad and some baked potatoes, and voila! A Southern-style feast.



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