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.

Orange Chicken

Forget Panda Express—this orange chicken recipe from Kirbie’s Cravings is off-the-charts delicious, and way healthier than anything you’d get in a restaurant. It’s the best way to brighten up your plate on a dreary weeknight. To snag the recipe, click here.

photo: Kirbie’s Cravings

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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