Once the temperature heats up, our crock pot tends to be a little neglected—after all, no one wants heavy soups and stews when it’s 90 degrees outside! But it’s time to dust off the slow cooker and whip up a light, summery meal that won’t leave you stranded over the stove for hours. Still not convinced? Flip through the slideshow below to get some warm-weather, no-fuss meal inspiration.

Margarita Chicken

Chicken gets zesty in this lightened-up recipe from Crockpot Gourmet. It’s easy to throw together in the morning, too, thanks to a simple ingredient list featuring frozen limeade.

What’s your go-to summer crock pot recipe? Let us know in the comments below.

— Susie Foresman