Cut-Mix-Heat Slow-Cooker Apple Spice Chicken


If I had to summarize my cooking strategy, it would fit into 3 words: Cut-Mix-Heat (where the last step is optional).

I’m a graduate student working at a couple of jobs. I don’t have time or energy to dedicate to complicated recipes. But I love eating at home, and the comfort of having a fridge full of yummy stuff.

I’m going to share some of my favorite Cut-Mix-Heat recipes. Please let me know if you try them out!

Cut-Mix-Heat Slow Cooker Apple Spice Chicken


  • 4 chicken breasts (into 1 inch by 1 inch cubes)
  •  1 apple
  • 1 onion
  • 1 pepper (any color – I used a yellow one this time)
  • 1 large carrot
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice*
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 tea spoon of salt
  • a dash of black pepper
  • water (or any stock)


  • Cut whatever is cuttable
  • Place everything in the slow cooker
  • Cover the mixture with water (a chicken stock or any other left over stock would work great as well)
  • Mix the ingredients
  • heat on low setting for about 6 hours, or on high setting for about 4 hours


*For 1 teaspoon homemade apple pie spice, stir together 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice, and a dash ground cloves or ginger.




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