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 Pot Pie Stew

Chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food, but who has time to roll out a pie crust and bake it to perfection? That's why we can't resist this stew, which incorporates all our favorite elements of chicken pot pie without the hassle.

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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