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.

Bacon-Wrapped Apple Barbecue Chicken

Bacon-wrapped anything is enough to get any kid excited, which is why we love this recipe. It's surprisingly simple, too, with just five ingredients to pop in the crock pot.

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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