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 with Grapes

Seasoned chicken is cooked over a bed of simmering tomatoes, butternut squash and chickpeas. Stir in sliced grapes before serving for a sweet, bright crunch.

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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