Blenders and toaster ovens are great, but our favorite kitchen appliance has to be the slow cooker. A weeknight lifesaver, it’s the best way to get a healthy and delicious meal on the table without spending hours hunched over the stove. But it’s not just for beef stew, either—click through the slideshow below to see all the possibilities.

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

This hearty soup from food blogger, Linda of Rotin Rice is so beloved she cooks it year round. For convenience Linda used leftover chicken but you can sub in fresh cubed chicken. Check out the full recipe by visiting Rotin Rice here.

photo: Rotin Rice

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What is your #1 favorite crock pot recipe? Share the love and let us know in the comment section below!

— Erin Lem